- Frequent handwashing should take place before, during a treatment when required and after each client. Hands should be washed thoroughly, remembering to use the paper towels to turn the taps off.
- When touching the face, hair, other areas on the body hands should be washed thoroughly, following NHS guidelines
- The wash hand basins, taps, soap dispenser should be cleaned and sanitised frequently with your current disinfectant, you will need to assess frequency of use in relation to cleaning.
- It is good practice to always thoroughly wash your hands between clients, rather than using sanitisers, after washing hands then they can use a hand sanitiser as an added precaution.
- All touch points should be cleaned frequently during the day e.g. 2 hourly or less, this includes door push plates/handles, light switches, fridge handles, touch points on any shelving, toilet flush
- Touch screens, equipment, phones iPads, tills, card machines should be disinfected/sanitised on a frequent basis – this must be assessed according to usage
- If staff have cold/flu like symptoms they should be sent home and advised to ring the NHS helpline for more information. GPs’ are advising to stay at home and not to attend hospital
- Staff should sneeze into tissues, which are binned immediately and hands are washed following NHS guidelines
- A reminder should be sent to staff not to wear their uniforms home or to work and staff should be changing their uniforms on a daily basis or washed daily
- Where possible a change of footwear would be good practice when working in the salon
- Having extra anti bactericidal wipes for clients to wipe their hands should be offered, alternatively they should be encouraged to wash their hands on entering the premises. A notice can be displayed explaining why
- Make sure the health questionnaires are being completed by visitors, including enforcement officers and contractors, before entering the premises. You may wish to add on a question asking if they have travelled recently and where to?
Among a number of Resources available on the CIPD link above is also a downloadable Comprehensive Employee Response Guide which you can access here: