Today – Coronavirus and visits to beauty salons
Coronavirus is such a worry to us all isn’t it and people are clearly in panic mode. Cases are reported daily and on the increase and we are hearing alarming news from around the world.
I would not presume to come up with my own advice to you on this so will simply repeat here the current advice from the NHS ( please be aware this changes though, so do keep yourself updated)
What is Coronavirus
Essentially COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It’s caused by a virus called coronavirus.
symptoms of Coronavirus include
- a cough
- a high temperature
- shortness of breath
These symptoms alone do not necessarily mean you have the illness.
The symptoms are similar to other illnesses that are much more common, such as cold and flu but you do need to be aware and seek advice.
At the moment the advice from the NHS is you only need to stay away from public places and self-isolate if advised to do so by the 111 online coronavirus service or a medical professional.
What we can do about Coronavirus and visits to beauty salons
This advice is taken from the NHS and I have applied it to visits to a beauty salon:
- Wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds – this is really important and if you are visiting a beauty salon you want to be sure you do this before and after treatment and that you see your therapist do this too. if they don’t or you don’t see them do this it is absolutely fine for you to speak up and ask
- Use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available – carry this with you and use whilst at your beauty salon after touching door handles etc that will have had a lot of traffic. It is believed the virus may be spread by droplets ( though no one is quite sure so keeping clean and avoiding putting your hands to your face etc. is crucial)
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze – make sure you do this so as not to impact your therapist and make sure they do this so as not to impact you. In these vigilant times I cannot stress enough it is within your rights to ask if they don’t.
- Put used tissues in the bin straight away and wash your hands afterwards – This is crucial – again speak up if not being done by your therapist and make sure you do this yourself.
- Try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell – If your therapist appears to be unwell then either refuse treatment or ask for someone else..do not worry at all about appearing rude your health matters. Talk to your beauty salon manager about any concerns
Other issues to consider regarding Coronavirus and visits to beauty salons
I think you need to also consider if you are well before visiting a beauty salon. We all have a responsibility to do that right now. Self-isolating and getting good advice is key if you are feeling unwell.
Is it safe to visit a beauty salon?
According to the NHS public places are safe to visit for now but it is up to you to check that hygiene levels are being properly adhered too and the Coronavirus guidance is being followed.
How to prepare for beauty salon visit?
Feel free to give your beauty salon a call and ask them how they are protecting clients in the face of the Coronavirus. This should go some way to reassuring you if they take your question seriously and answer fully. Versum salon scheduling software might be used at your salon which means appointments may be booked online. Don’t let this deter you however from calling up and having a chat about any concerns.
Be sensible, assertive and vigilant and keep well everyone!
Coronavirus and visits to beauty salons is a collaborative post – you might also find my post on flying during the coronavirus to be useful