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Reopening after lockdown 3.0

As the vaccines are being rolled out and hopefully some light at the end of the tunnel being seen, it may be a good idea to start prepping your business ready for reopening.   It goes without s...

Reopening after lockdown 3.0

As the vaccines are being rolled out and hopefully some light at the end of the tunnel being seen, it may be a good idea to start prepping your business ready for reopening.

 

It goes without saying that one of the most important things to continue doing within your salon is keeping the cleanliness and hygiene to the highest standard.

 

Before reopening, here are some tasks that you should carry out:

  • Cleaning and disinfecting all equipment.
  • Cleaning and disinfecting all workstations and surfaces, including light switches and keyboards.
  • Removing all magazines from your waiting area.
  • Cleaning your toilet and replacing linen towels with paper towels.
  • Being clear on your new cleaning procedures with all staff.
  • Making sure you have hand sanitiser available in multiple areas of the salon.
  • Ensure you and your staff have adequate amounts of PPE.
  • The government guidelines also say you need to wash your uniform every day and avoid wearing it to and from work.

 

Cleaning checklist

It may be an idea to create a cleaning checklist and rota within the salon to show what needs to be cleaned and when.


Have a think about the new hygiene procedures that not only you and your staff will need to follow but also your clients. Continue to ask your clients to wash/sanitise their hands as soon as they arrive at the salon and to not attend treatments if they are feeling unwell in any way.

 

Some more handwashing advice would be to:

  • Have a good handwashing technique.
  • Increased handwashing in between appointments.
  • More handwashing facilities and/or hand sanitizer available to clients and staff
  • Use any NHS advice on washing hands such as to wash them using soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

 

The government guidelines recommend using disposable tools and supplies where possible, so it may be an opportunity to check what can be replaced within the salon to best follow these guidelines.
 

Training staff

Along with retraining your staff in the new cleaning and hygiene protocols, you may need to re-educate your staff on any new guidelines from the government such as PPE requirements and social distancing. Remind your staff not to offer any food or drink to clients and to space out their appointments to allow for cleaning time in between.

Contactless payments

Another hygiene measure that lots of shops and supermarkets have implemented is contactless payment, with the maximum price now at £45. Once you reopen again, talk to your clients/update your website/update your social media to let them know you would prefer them to pay by card, rather than cash.

 

Insurance
Check your insurance policy is still in date. The last thing any salon owner would want is for something to happen within the salon resulting in a claim and then realise the salons insurance has expired. Take this time to call around insurers to get the most suited quote to cover your salon needs and requirements ahead of reopening.

 

We at Professional Beauty Direct are here to help and we hope that the reopening of your salon is a success when that time comes. In the meantime, if you need to contact us regarding your policy or are in need of a quote, please give us a call on 03456 058 670 or email us at info@professionalbeautydirect.co.uk