The Hair and Beauty Industry Confederation (HABIC) has issued ‘reopening guidelines’ to its 380 salon members in Donegal.
The updated advice will provide guidance for 929 staff working in hair and beauty salons across the county.
The organisation today cautiously welcomed the expected government announcement later this week regarding the easing of restrictions for the personal service sector next month.
In preparation, HABIC has produced updated guidelines for its members across the country, as they look to welcome their customers back into salons.
The HABIC Reopening Guidelines are made up of a combination of the government’s Work Safely Protocol and the adoption of learnings in the sector from the first two lockdowns.
“It is essential that health and safety remain the priority for the sector and we are ready, as we prepare once again to welcome our clients back to our salons,” said Margaret O’Rourke Doherty, CEO of HABIC.
“We are proud of the track record of salons across the country since the outbreak of Covid-19 and our previous health and safety response to the virus. From approximately 6.8 million individual services, there have only been seven outbreaks associated with the personal grooming sector. However, as we look forward to reopening, there is no room for complacency.”
The key advice for customers of the hair and beauty sector is to follow the public health advice and specifically the following key points in the case of salon visits:
Please do not attend salons if:
- There are any signs or symptoms of Covid-19.
- If the customer has been in close contact, with anyone who is a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19.
- If the customer has been abroad in the last 14 days.
- We kindly ask that they reschedule your appointment.
- We ask that they give due notice if cancelling or rescheduling your appointment, as cancellation policies may apply.
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