Covid-safety guidelines for Beauty and Personal Care Services

If you work in the beauty or personal care industry, you’ll now be getting back to normal with running your business following Covid Shutdowns.

While we are still officially in Phase 4 of the State Government’s roadmap, most day to day treatments and activities are now able to be offered to clients. However, it is a requirement for businesses and operators in this industry to have Covid Safety Plans in place; and you are expected to display a Covid Safety Plan Certificate in your premises to show your customers that you are abiding by government guidelines.

A Covid Safety Plan should outline all your company’s services offered, and indicate what measures you are taking to ensure safety at each step. It will include maintaining physical distancing (1.5m between people) and maintaining hygiene with frequent cleaning.

The WA Government is helping beauty and personal care operators to develop their Covid Safety Plans by offering the following guidelines.

Beauty therapy

  • Restrict makeup stands to staff use only.
  • Thoroughly sterilise instruments and equipment between uses.
  • Do not provide “testers”.
  • For intimate and prolonged face-to-face treatments (e.g. eyelash treatments), the client and the practitioner may wish to wear masks.

Nail services

  • Practitioner and clients receiving acrylic or powder-based nail treatments may wish to wear a dust mask.
  • Wash hands before and after performing massages.
  • All porous instruments not made of stainless steel, such as nail files and cuticle sticks, should only be used once.

Tattooing and cosmetic tattooing

  • Provide eye protection, single use facemasks and disposable aprons for each treatment.
  • Limit each appointment to one procedure, or consider completing a tattoo in stages to reduce exposure time.

Float tanks/pods and spa pools

  • Seek approval from the environmental health service of the local government in which the facility is located before reopening (including obtaining satisfactory microbiological water samples).
  • Ensure sanitary facilities (including showers, toilets and hand basins) are available for patrons.

To read more about the State Government Covid-Safety Guidelines for Beauty and Personal Care Services, click here.

To submit your Covid-Safety Plan and access your certificate, click here.

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