With cure and preventive vaccine still months away or perhaps, even more, we got to accept living with coronavirus.
Today, our government is strangled between saving our lives and our livelihood, thus why we are getting little to moderate relaxations on the norms of lockdown— such as allowing beauty salons and wellness spas to operate with stern guidelines — in order to get the economy back on track.
But, our one mistake can prove to be costly.
So, if you’re planning to reopen your salon, implement these four key measures to ensure the safety of your staff and customers against coronavirus infection.
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#1 Wear a face mask.
In 2020, face masks are a new fashion trend, all thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. These days, most states have imposed a strict policy on people who step out of their house without wearing a mask.
Therefore, making your staff wear a face mask and shield is indispensable not only to lower the risk of getting infected with this novel virus but save your business from hefty fines.
One thing we need to know is, coronavirus is not in the air, it is transmitted from the respiratory fluids of the infected person— whenever he or she squeezes or coughs— to other human beings.
So, by wearing a face mask and shield, you can prevent yourself from contracting the viral infection, to a great extent.
Also, ensure that your customers wear a face mask as well. In case someone doesn’t have a mask, you can offer them a one-time use face mask.
#2 Use of hand sanitizer
Today, we all know how important it is to maintain hand hygiene to curb health menace. Sanitizing your hands at frequent intervals is one of the best practices to protect yourself from all germs and viruses.
However, washing hands with soap and water is not feasible every time. In such a case, use hand sanitizers instead. Whenever someone steps into your shop, pour a few droplets of an alcohol-based sanitizer in their one hand so that their hands are germ-free before touching anything at your salon.
Also, place a sanitizer bottle on the cash counter, so that after every exchange of the money hand you or the reception guy can sanitize their hands. We recommend online payment to avoid, although.
#3 Hygiene of the salon apparel matters a lot.
While hairdressers wearing clean and hygienic salon apparel is a common practice, but after the Covid-19 outbreak, it has become even more crucial.
Maintain the highest standards of hygiene when it comes to what your hairdressers are wearing to prevent the risk of transmission of coronavirus infection or cross-contamination.
Ensure your salon robes and capes are thoroughly sanitized after every single use.
#4 Wear hand gloves
Make it compulsory for your staff, and not just hairstylists, to wear hand gloves to avoid coming in contact with the virus. From reception to cleaners, every single staff member must wear hand gloves to stave off the infection risk.
Here are some golden rules for wearing the gloves:
- Wash your hands before and after wearing gloves
- Hastily remove your gloves.
- Don’t touch your face while wearing gloves.
- Don’t forget about your hand hygiene.
Face masks, gloves, or hand sanitizers won’t alone save you from this virus, physical distancing, and personal hygiene are crucial to break the chain of Covid-19 infection.