The green light has been given for hairdressers and barbers to re-open from Saturday July 4.
Below, we’ll go into more detail about how hairdressers and salons can operate in a COVID secure environment.
There are certain rules that must be followed… but first, what does a COVID secure workplace actually mean?
The meaning of COVID secure?
The Government have published guidelines that outline key areas that should be met:
5.8 “COVID-19 Secure” guidelines
- Individuals should keep their distance from people outside their household, wherever possible. Transmission is affected by both duration and proximity of contact; individuals should not be too close to other people for more than a short amount of time. Public Health England recommends trying to keep two metres away from people as a precaution.
- It remains essential to keep hands and face as clean as possible. People should wash their hands often, using soap and water, and dry them thoroughly. Touching of the face should be avoided. Hand sanitiser should be carried when travelling and applied where available outside the home, especially when entering a building and following contact with surfaces. Clothes should also be washed regularly, as there is some evidence that the virus can stay on fabrics.
- It is possible to reduce the risks of transmission in the workplace by limiting the number of people that any given individual comes into contact with regularly. Employers can support this where practical by changing shift patterns and rotas to keep smaller, contained teams. Evidence also suggests the virus is less likely to be transmitted in well-ventilated areas.
New hairdresser rules
As well as customers having to make appointments and equipment requiring disinfectant after each use, hairdressers and barbers will require their staff to wear full face visors.
Face visors provide a physical barrier between worker and client, helping to adhere to social distancing measures and protecting potential viruses and bacteria to spread.
Our visors come with an adjustable elasticated headband and foam head piece to ensure the user can comfortably wear this protective equipment throughout the day.
Visors can be coupled up with a face mask for added protection.
Our range of face masks are fully washable and re-usable – reducing the stream of PPE waste we are currently making.
For a personal touch, our custom printed face masks can be fully customised with your logo and choice of colours to match your brand.
Social distancing screens for hairdressers
With the number of basins in use being limited, it’s important to ensure the ones in use are safe for customers.
A social distancing screen will help to create temporary partitions between workspaces, allowing customer facing roles to operate in a safe environment.
Screens include freestanding retractable clear banners to use between basins, or desktop sneeze screens for your desk/payment counter area.
If floor or desk space is limited, you may want to use a hanging protection screen that can be easily installed with C-hooks and a linking chain.
Our suspended screens come with all the fittings needed to assemble your screen in no time.
Hand sanitising stations
Offering customers a chance to sanitise their hands upon entering your premises will provide an added layer of safety, especially for your staff.
We have a range of hand sanitising stations available for shops to use, ranging from freestanding, desktop, wall mounted or fully automatic station options.
Keeping with the hands-free process, we would recommend our automatic hand sanitiser station to reduce any contact with customers and employees within your premises.
If you're dealing with children, our Children's sized Hand Sanitiser Station offers a fun alternative.
Social Distancing Floor Signs
If you wanted to clearly layout boundaries within your premises, our social distancing floor tape is the ideal temporary solution.
Pre-printed with the message “PLEASE KEEP A SAFE DISTANCE”, this heavy duty floor tape is suitable for application on any hard flooring.
Custom social distancing signage for hairdressers and barbers
If you’re looking for something a little more bespoke, whether that’s a custom size on one of our products, or a bespoke solution all-together, please let us know.
We understand not all our standard products are suitable, and that’s why we’re creating bespoke solutions for a wide range of clients over the past few weeks.
Call us using our freephone number at the top of this page, or use our live chat system during working hours and a member of the team will be happy to help.