BTC STYLIST FORUM Salon Owner Coronavirus Discussion How Are You Increasing Your Sanitation Efforts? Reply To: How Are You Increasing Your Sanitation Efforts?

Jordanna Cobella

Hi All, here are our guidelines for salon in London. Hope this helps, Jordanna Cobella.

In light of recent events we are advising to take the following steps as precautionary measures for safe keeping and to improve health and safety at Cobella. Please note that these steps are merely preventative measures to improve certain practices at this moment in time, following public health guidelines.

As with all businesses these measures are only to improve our health and safety hygiene practices for our peace of mind. Our response to the corona virus outbreak will require us to stay calm and focused on our ultimate aims, without compromising on safety.

• Please wear gloves when handling cash or cards at reception and washing hair (gloves will need to be washed and reused in case we face limited supply).
• Please refrain from hand shaking and greeting clients with hugs or kisses.
• Please wash hands in between client contact and in between the use of shared tools such as straighteners and blowdryers.
• We advise to wipe down your phones with the anti bacterial wipes provided if you are travelling to work via the tube, train or bus.
• All door handles and shared surfaces will be disinfected and wiped on an hourly basis at the salon.
• All gowns must be shaken off and put in the laundry bin (in the cloakroom) after only ONE use per client. These will then be washed for the next clients use. Please do not rehang gowns or use gowns twice.
• Please do not drink from any shared mugs or glasses. Bring your own mug or bottle to work or use the plastic or paper cups provided.

• Clients will be advised to follow our advice on our website landing page which is to ‘please cancel or reschedule your appointment if you have come into contact with anyone who has symptoms or are experiencing symptoms yourself’.
• All staff are advised to self-isolate at home if they experience any symptoms such as fever, coughing or breathlessness.

We continue to monitor corporate advice, along with guidance from the Department of Health, Public Health England and the World Health Organization and will provide further updates as the situation continues to evolve. Myself, Stephanie and the assistant team are continuously working to protect the organisation and people and we appreciate your continued support in these efforts.