Return To Work Guide for Nail Professionals

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RETURNING TO WORK Advice for Nail Professionals Updated 4 August 2020



CONTENTS

Introduction

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Government Guidelines

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Industry Advisory Guidelines

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Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) 12 Extractors & Filtration Systems

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Personal Hygiene Practices

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Product Hygiene

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INTRODUCTION This guide has been created for nail professionals returning to work after lockdown and will be broken down into sections. It should be noted that the advice given is advisory only unless explicitly stated as Government issued advice or regulatory. All sources will be noted where applicable. Returning to work after lockdown may be worrying and confusing, and we hope to bring a little clarity with our easy to follow guide and recommended practices. This guide provides a summary of information and is not to be relied upon solely. As a business, whether you are a sole trader or own a chain of salons, you will need to ensure you are to up to date with local regulations and guidance issued nationally. Laws or advice may differ depending on where you live. This guide will be updated in-line with any new information issued by the Government or any relevant governing bodies so please check back regularly; each edition will be updated with a new date for your reference. The most important thing is to ensure both you and your clients feel safe and comfortable during their appointments as well as minimising any risk of passing on Coronavirus or becoming infected. Always follow Government issued guidance when returning to work. If you employ others, you have a responsibility to ensure your staff have the correct protection and feel safe at work. Links are provided for further reading throughout the guide.

1 SECOND EDITION: 4 AUGUST 2020


GOVERNMENT GUIDELINES Most of the UK & Ireland have now confirmed reopening dates. These are subject to change and may be impacted by localised lockdowns. Please ensure you are keeping up to date with any changes. England Opened from Monday, 13th July for nail professionals. Scotland Opened from Wednesday, 22nd July for salons with their own premises only. Mobile technicians are not allowed to resume working in other’s homes yet. Retail Guidelines for Scotland Here Wales Opened from Monday, 27th July for nail professionals. Guidelines for Wales Here Northern Ireland Opened from Monday, 6th July for nail professionals. Republic of Ireland Opened from Monday, 29th June for nail professionals. Guides for Ireland Here Guidance for England, & Northern Ireland | Keeping workers and clients safe during COVID-19 in close contact services The Scottish Governement has stated these guidelines are a ‘recommended source of information’. Link to Full Guidelines here The latest update was 31st July, please ensure you have read in full. 2


Please read the guidance in full to prepare for reopening once nail professionals are given the go ahead to resume business. We have summarised some key points that are specifically relevant to our industry. The guidelines give helpful steps that you may need to take before reopening. RISK ASSESSMENT • All employers should carry out a risk assessment. If you have fewer than five workers, or are self-employed, you don’t need to write anything down. • If you employ more than 5 people, you will need to write down your risk assessment and steps that you have taken to reduce risk. These should be discussed with your employees. • This assessment will help you to decide whether you have taken all the precautions needed to minimise risk. • Interactive tools are available to support you from the HSE, they can be found here https://www.hse.gov.uk/simple-healthsafety/risk/index.htm · Further information on working safely during COVID-19 | https://www.hse.gov.uk/coronavirus/workingsafely/risk-assessment.htm • Failure to complete a risk assessment taking into account COVID-19 could constitute a breach of health and safety law. MANAGING RISK • Employers have a duty to reduce risk to the lowest possible level by taking preventative measures. • Ensure both workers and clients who feel unwell stay at home. • No one is obliged to work if they feel unsafe at work. Discussing your risk assessment and steps you have taken to minimise risks should help to minimise your workers risk. Be sure to listen to any concerns they may have. • Your risk assessment should pay particular attention to any workers that may be especially vulnerable to COVID-19. • Where working from home isn’t possible, businesses must comply with social distancing rules set out by the government. • As social distancing is not possible while carrying out close contact services, personal protective equipment (PPE) will be required to mitigate risk. 3


• NEW: screens can be used to protect workers in nails salons. It is inferred that screens can be used instead of visors, but the guidance is not 100% clear. If you choose to install a screen ensure it is high enough to cover the top of both the nail tech and the client’s head. • Visors must be worn when distances of less than two meters cannot be observed by staff even when no clients are in the salon. • NEW: unless crucial for treatments, avoid skin to skin contact and use gloves where possible. • Increase frequency of handwashing and surface cleaning. • Use screens or barriers to separate clients from another. You do not need to put a screen between yourself and the client when wearing a shield/visor. • Use back-to-back or side-to-side working wherever possible. • Ensure surfaces are cleaned thoroughly between clients. (This means you may need to leave bigger gaps between clients than you usually allow). SHARING RESULTS OF YOUR RISK ASSESSMENT • You must share the results with your workforce. • It is expected that all businesses demonstrate the steps they have taken to workers and clients by displaying a notification in a prominent place (i.e. by the reception area) and on your website (if you have one). • Example of a display can be found on page.10 of the Government Guidelines. VISITOR RECORDS • Keep a temporary record of your clients and visitors for 21 days to assist the NHS Test & Trace service. This may help to contain any clusters or outbreaks if anyone in your business or clients do test positive within 21 days of coming to your business or salon. • The guidelines do state they will work with the relevant bodies to design a system in-line with data protection legislation and details will follow. KEEPING CLIENTS SAFE • Clients should wash hands on arrival, if you do not have hand washing facilities clients can use hand sanitiser. 4


• Ideally clients should be kept 2 meters apart use screens or barriers to separate • Determine schedules for contractors or visitors to reduce people overlapping. • Ideally, clients will come to appointments alone. It is up to you to request clients come alone, if they can’t come alone or need to bring children, they too should follow all social distancing rules. • Take steps to ensure workers and clients do not need to raise their voices to be heard. I.e. keep music low and ensure workers do not talk loudly or shout/raise their voices across the salon floor. • Operate an appointment only service – no walk ins. • Use tape to mark spacing on the floor in line with social distancing guidelines. • Use contactless payments where possible. • Minimise contact with testers - This would cover nail sticks; you may consider holding the sticks out for clients without making contact and not allow them to touch them • Screening questions should be asked ahead of appointments: - Have you had a recent onset of a new continuous cough? - Do you have a high temperature? - Have you noticed a loss of, or change in, normal sense of smell or taste? - If they have any symptoms, even if mild they should stay at home and reschedule their appointment • More steps can be found on pages 13-15 on the full guidelines. KEEPING WORKERS SAFE • Always maintain social distancing. • Provide necessary PPE to workers. • If workers feel safer using additional PPE beyond just a Face Visor, you may want to consider providing it even if it is not required by law. • Use a pairing system if workers must be in close proximity so they work shifts together reducing unnecessary cross over of workers. • Do not open waiting areas if social distancing can’t be maintained. You can ask clients to remain in their cars until it is possible for them to enter the salon. 5


MOBILE/ HOME VISIT CLOSE CONTACT SERVICES • The guidelines do not offer much guidance for mobile technicians, it should be assumed that all the above guidance should be applied when carrying out treatments in a client’s home. • The guideline does specify that you should discuss with the client ahead of a visit that social distancing is maintained from all others in the household. • Only the client should be present in the rom for appointments at home. • Ensure any equipment entering someone’s home is thoroughly cleaned before use and between clients • Minimise contact with testers - This would cover nail sticks, you may consider holding the sticks out for clients without making contact and not allow them to touch them WORKPLACES & WORKSTATIONS • Workstations should be assigned to an individual as much as possible. • If they need to be shared, they can be, but by the smallest amount of people possible and should be cleaned thoroughly at the end of every shift. • If it is not possible to have multiple clients in for different treatments at the same time and practice social distancing, then the business should consider taking steps to reduce risk of transmission. For example, putting screens up between workstations or not running at full capacity (if you have a small nail room or salon). • Review placement of workstations to ensure sufficient spacing between workstations and reconfigure tables so clients sit sideby-side. • Where possible, ensure workers are not sharing equipment. If they need to share, ensure they are cleaned frequently. For example, each technician should have their own tools & brushes if possible. • Use disposable items where possible. Non-disposable items can be used if they can be thoroughly cleaned between clients.

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-U se disposable paper towels on the desk rather than washable cotton towels as they will need to be washed after every client - You do not need a fresh brush for every client - Metal tools can be cleaned thoroughly using GUARD solution or other cleaning solutions (such as barbicide).

NOTES • Consider installing screens at the reception area (although, if wearing a visor, additional screens will not be required). • Provide hand sanitiser in multiple locations in addition to the washrooms • Provide more waste facilities and empty waste more frequently • Provide tissues at each workstation in the case a client needs to cough or sneeze (very important if they are not wearing a mask). More steps can be found on pages 24-26 on the full guidelines. KEEPING THE WORKPLACE CLEAN • Space appointments for frequent cleaning of workstations • Frequent cleaning of objects and surfaces that are touched, ideally using disposable wipes or paper towels. Ensure there are adequate disposal arrangements. • Remove magazines, leaflets etc from waiting areas. • Encourage staff to not wear uniforms at home, and to get changed when they arrive at work and to change back before leaving the workplace. VENTILATION • Maintain good ventilation in the work environment, for example keeping windows and doors open. Read more on ventilation on page 16 of the guideliens. Notes: if you can afford extractors or ventilators you may consider purchasing them, if you can’t, keep windows open as much as possible or use fans to improve air circulation. 7


PPE 31 July 2020 IMPORTANT UPDATE | Face Coverings •

England | From 8 August, members of the public must wear face coverings in nail bars unless there is a legitimate reason not to.

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Scotland | Face Coverings must be worn by staff and clients. Visors are recommended for staff but masks are mandatory.

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Wales | Staff should wear visors, face coverings are optional and not requred by law. It is the right of business owners to decided whether they wish to require their clients to wear face coverings.

Source • Northern Ireland | Staff should wear visors, face coverings are optional and not requred by law. It is encouraged that clients wear face coverings in enclosed spaces. Source • Republic of Ireland | Face coverings should be worn by all customers in shops where social distancing is not possible. Guidelines do not make specific reference to screens or masks in nail salons. Source

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• Where you were already wearing PPE prior to COVID-19, you should continue to do so (for example, gloves). • As mentioned above the person providing the service in close contact services, should wear additional protection to any that they might usually wear, this should take the form of a clear visor (sometimes called a face shield). • It should cover the whole face and wrap around the side of the face. • However, it should be noted, that face coverings SHOULD NOT replace wearing a visor for the person carrying out the service. Face coverings (masks) can be worn in addition to if workers feel more comfortable wearing both (except for Scotland where Face Covering is mandatory for staff too). NOTES:

-W here local laws don’t require clients to wear masks, we would recommend they do as they help to protect yourself and your staff.

-Where local laws don’t require you or your staff to wear masks, you may choose to offer these to provide from dust particles created while filing which can enter the air and can still be inhaled while wearing a visor. FFP2 are recommended for nail technicians to protect from dust and vapours & filter out most dust and fumes reducing the amout you inhale drastically.

-V isors help protect from direct contact when or if a client coughs or sneezes - Your clients may feel safer wearing a mask, and it can help to contain any surprise coughs or sneezes (especially during hay fever season).

• If you are contacted via the test and trace service, you and anyone working in the salon will still have to self-isolate even if you have all been wearing visors at work.

Disclaimer: The above notes are a summary of some key points from the Government issued guidelines dated 31 July 2020 | Keeping Workers and clients safe during COVID-19 in close contact services. The summary above should not replace reading the document in full.

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INDUSTRY ADVISORY GUIDELINES National Hair & Beauty Federation The NHBF was created to support hair, beauty, and barbering industries. They are currently reviewing draft guidance for our industry. At the time of writing, there has been no update since the 5th of June. They offer a paid for membership which allows access to full resources. There are also free resources available and you can sign up for a free account. You can download a free guide to reopening your salon once you have set up an online account. They offer a paid for membership which allows access to full resources. There are also free resources available and you can sign up for a free account. Links NHBF Facebook Page NHBF Instagram Recommended Reading: NHBF Reopening Guide NHBF Detailed FAQs for Reopening The British Beauty Council The British Beauty Council posted a blog in May with Guidelines for Nail Technicians. You can read the full blog here. Please be reminded that these are advisory only. It is not compulsory for you to cover ALL the recommendations at this time. We will give our recommendations for personal and product hygiene in later Chapters. 10


Links Beauty Council Website Beauty Council Facebook Existing Health & Safety Guidance As a business owner, you have a responsibility to ensure you are complying with Health & Safety at Work. The Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 provides minimum standards that apply. Please make sure you are aware of the current laws and that they are implemented in the workplace. Health & Safety Executive The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is the regulator for workplace health and safety. The guides below have applied preCOVID-19 and continue to apply and are a good starting point to ensuring you are staying up to date. Key Messages for Beauticians COSHH Guidelines for Nail Bars HABIA | Hair and Beauty Industry Authority HABIA have a huge range of resources on legislation, health & safety and PPE workplace. They also offer online courses such as COVID-19 Infection Control. HABIA Website

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PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT MASKS The Government has asked that surgical masks and respirators be reserved for healthcare providers and for those in industries where dust hazards are present. As this applies to our industry, we will be offering three different types of masks. In order to keep your costs down, you can suggest that clients bring their own masks to appointments or give them the option to purchase one from yourself (if they don’t already have a suitable mask). Masks help reduce the risk of spreading diseases and help contain infectious particles becoming airborne. They do not negate the risk entirely, so always ensure if a client is coughing or sneezing, they rearrange their appointment (even if they do not have a fever or any other Coronavirus symptoms). The same applies to yourself also. Masks are generally recommended to nail professionals to help protect technicians from inhaling dusts and particles caused by filing gels, tips & acrylic. OUR NEW RANGE OF MASKS FFP2/N95 Disposable Respirator Non-Valved Mask Price: £35 for a box of 10. Exempt from VAT until 31.10.20 • Works out as £3.50 per mask • CE Certified • Great for nail professionals • Can be worn for extended periods of time. It is up to the wearer’s discretion to wear it over multiple days if handled cautiously. 12


• Prevents wearer from inhaling aerosol (dust, smoke etc) as well as vapours. • Protects against airborne infectious diseases & from inhaling dusts from filing • Protects wearer from inhaling droplets • Recommended by the World Health Organisation & industry experts 3-Ply Surgical Style Disposable Masks £35 for a box of 50. Exempt from VAT until 31.10.20 • Works out as 70p per mask • CE Certified • Can be worn for up to 8 hours (depending on use) • Predominately protects against infectious droplets • Mainly used to limit risk of ‘spreading’ • May not fully protect against airborne infectious diseases • A good option to add onto your service cost if clients don’t bring their own masks. Please note, due to current global demand we may not be able to restock the exact masks when they sell out or honour the same prices. We will do our best to continue to find the best prices for reliable, certified masks but cannot guarantee prices between orders if our current suppliers are unable to fulfil repeat orders. Nanotech 3 Layer Reusable Cotton Face Covering £8.50 for a single mask. Exempt from VAT until 31.10.20 • Machine washable up to 100 times • Outer layer treated with nanotechnology for high waterresistance • Filters air and guards against droplets • Can reduce the risk of spreading airborne and droplet illness • Better for the environment • Saves money compared to disposable masks • Can also be retailed to your customers so they can use it for everyday use. The Recommended Retail Price of £12.95 must be adhered to if you choose to retail to your customers. 13


Handling your masks properly Be sure to thoroughly wash your hands and dry using a disposable paper towel before handling your mask. Place into position, a slightly tighter fit is better to avoid any gaps. Ideally, you want no gaps between your face and the mask. With certain masks, this might not always be possible depending on the fit. Once your mask is secure, avoid touching it while in use. If you do, be sure to wash your hands thoroughly. If you need to remove the mask during wear, do so using the straps only. Dispose of worn masks in a closed bin and wash hands immediately. You can use an alcohol-based hand rub if soap and water is not available. Once the mask is secure, do your best not to touch the face of the mask and always remove it carefully using the straps. If you do touch the mask itself after it has been worn, thoroughly wash your hands. If your mask becomes damp, it should be replaced and should not be re-worn. Surgical type masks should not be worn more than once. Full information on How to Use a Mask is available from the World Health Organisation here. FACE SHIELDS t £5.50 No VAT until 31 July 2020 “Face shields have been shown to reduce viral exposure by 96% when worn within 18 inches of a cough, and by 92% at the currently recommended 6 feet of social distancing, according to a recent editorial in the Journal of the American Medical Association.” Source These should be worn when returning to work. Face Shields/Visors should be washed regularly if you choose to re-wear them. Care should always be taken when removing them. It is crucial they are cleaned regularly as like, desk screens, they can attract dust. Disinfectant wipes can be used. 14


Ensure you do not touch the front of the shield. Shields help protect the wearer. This ultimately is up to you, but wearing a mask and shield together offers the best protection against viral load. DESK SCREENS As stated by Industry Expert Doug Schoon, screens attractive dust and these dust particles carry pathogens, including viruses. They can need to be constantly cleaned and if you choose to use them, you should seriously consider a source capture system to capture dusts created when filing. Find Doug Schoon on Facebook here. They are often quite costly, and a shield can offer the same protection and are easier to clean. It is still important to consider a dust extractor if you have the budget. (More on that later). At the time of writing, it is not required by law that nail professionals use a Desk Screen, but visors shoudl be worn. UNIFORM Ensure your uniform (or work attire) is washed at 60 degrees Celsius. It no items of clothing are to be re-worn without being washed. APRONS Some industry guidance has covered changing clothes between appointments, especially if you are mobile. Although this may be something you choose to do, disposable aprons can make life a little easier and should be disposed of at the end of each client. Be sure to keep your arms bare (wear short sleeves) regardless of whether you are working from home, in a salon or are mobile. This minimises the risk of sleeves being contaminated with dust which can harbour the virus. If you would prefer to not use reusable aprons, fabric aprons can be worn but you will need to ensure they are washed every day. Although risk appears minimal for clothing to become contaminated, disposable aprons reduce the risk further. 15


SHOE COVERS There are no requirements to wear show coverings or to ask your clients too. Please be aware that if you drop any tools or brushes on the floor they should not be used until properly cleaned/sanitised regardless of whether you offer shoe covers or not. Ensure you are properly cleaning the floor. Be mindful if you are doing nails in a room with a carpet as dust particles can get trapped. You may feel safer asking clients to remove shoes and socks when entering or offer shoe covers. If you have wooden or tiled floor, you may choose to just clean the floor between clients. How often should you clean the floor? Unfortunately, there is no correct answer, but we feel common sense applies. The risk of contamination from floor to the hands is minimal but regular cleaning should be maintained.

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We have recently released a range of PPE & Hygiene products to help you prepare for reopening. All items are currently in stock and available to purchase for all nail and beauty professionals. We are dispatching goods as normal.

CLICK HERE TO SHOP PPE If you have any questions about any of our products, please email us on info@izabellehammon.com.

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EXTRACTORS & FILTRATION SYSTEMS We are looking into both source capture extractors and filtration systems. As this is not something we have stocked before, we need to ensure all options have been fully researched, tried, and tested before launching any. We are currently in discussions with a manufacturer but are unable to confirm a time frame for launch. We will give a brief overview of the systems; we highly recommend doing your research before committing to a brand as there are many options out there. We are unable to recommend any specific systems at this time as we can not personally confirm their efficiency. DUST EXTRACTORS These can be either ‘in’ or ‘on desk’, or a full at-source unit that sides to the side with an extractor ‘arm’. Price can vary hugely and fit a range of different budgets. These devices help to suck dust down or into the extractor before they can start to float in the air. With our gels, dust production is low but, of course, dust is created when filing tips and sculptures, infills and prepping for infills. Wearing an N96/FFP2 will also protect you from dust. An in or ondesk extractor is great to have (regardless of risk of Coronavirus) and can help significantly to reduce the risk of floating dust particles. Shop around, read reviews, and go for the best option you can within your budget. Due what you can within your means and ensure you take all other precautious to keeping you and your clients as safe as possible. If possible, try to keep the windows open and allow air to circulate within your room and salon if you don’t have extrators.. 18


AIR FILTRATION OR PURIFYING SYSTEMS These devices are designed to target and purify the air of pollutants, including toxic fumes, odours and bacteria that has attached itself to dust particles. Reliable and certified purifiers that filter and circulate the air normally cost around the ÂŁ1000 mark. Normally they contain Activated Carbon filters that capture large dust particles, debris and help to clean the air before circulation back to the room. Some Filtration systems will be ducted out of the building rather than recirculating the air. Although these devices are fantastic and recommended if you have the budget, they do not need to be purchased for you to return to work. Although there may be cheaper options out there, it is important to carefully check the credentials of the companies and the devices themselves. Cheaper is not normally better when it comes to devices such as purifiers. We would not recommend using purifiers designed for at-home use in a salon.

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PERSONAL & SALON HYGIENE

AIR FILTRATION OR PURIFYING SYSTEMS We have touched on these in earlier chapters of the guidance, but to summarise: • If you work in a salon, you should bring your work clothing to the salon & get change once at the salon. It is recommended not to travel to and from work in your work attire. • If you are mobile, use a disposable apron for each appointment. • Wash your hands when you arrive at work (or at home appointment), and between each client • Use a nail brush to clean under your nails • Wear short sleeves at work • Ideally, do not wear bracelets or watches & remove rings if possible. If you don’t want to remove your wedding ring, ensure you are removing it when washing your hands and cleaning the ring itself. • Ideally, nails should be kept short by all those carrying out treatments. • We always recommend technicians to wear gloves when carrying out treatments. At a minimum they should be worn when handing or using nail solutions. We do understand, gloves can take getting used to. Gloves currently are in short supply with many companies reserving them for medical use. If you can’t find gloves, ensure you maintain regularly hand hygiene. We have covered elements of hygiene in earlier chapters, please find a summary of key points below. The Government guidelines for close contact services go into more details, so please ensure you have read them in full. • If you work in a salon, you should bring your work clothing to the salon & get changed once at the salon. It is recommended not to travel to and from work in your work attire. • If you are mobile, use a disposable apron for each appointment. • Wash your hands when you arrive at work (or at a home appointment), and between each client. 20


• Use a nail brush to clean under your nails. • If hand washing facilities are not available in your home salon, use a waterless hand sanitiser. You may want to ‘double cleanse’ when using hand sanitiser or an alcohol hand gel. • Wear short sleeves at work. • Ideally, do not wear bracelets or watches & remove rings if possible. If you don’t want to remove your wedding ring, ensure you are removing it when washing your hands and cleaning the ring itself. • Ideally, nails should be kept short by all those carrying out treatments. • We always recommend technicians to wear gloves when carrying out treatments. At a minimum they should be worn when handling or using nail solutions. We do understand, gloves can take getting used to. Gloves currently are in short supply with many companies reserving them for medical use. If you can’t find gloves, ensure you maintain regularly hand hygiene. • Additional guidance for those that carry out work in people’s home can be found here. https://www.gov.uk/guidance/workingsafely-during-coronavirus-covid-19/homes SALON HYGIENE • Regular cleaning should be maintained in all common areas, work services, tools and equipment. • Clients should wash or use waterless hand gels/sanitisers when they arrive for their appointments. • Provide brushes for them to clean under their fingernails where possible. This should not be reused until thoroughly cleaned. • Provide paper hand towels or rolls for clients to dry their hands, do not use normal towels. • Use paper/disposable table covers to cover the table rather than using towels. If you use normal towels, you will need to replace these for each client. • Provide hand sanitiser at multiple areas of the salon. • Use contactless payments as much as possible. Where this isn’t possible ensure you are cleaning payment devices after each use. • Consider putting up screens at the reception desk or wear a shield when taking payments. 21


• Encourage workers to bring their own food and drinks to reduce risk of sharing cutlery etc. If you do have a coffee or tea station, provide cleaning equipment and ensure workers are cleaning down handles after use and ask them to wash their hands before making drinks. - You may also want to consider wooden stirring sticks for drinks rather than reusable spoons • Don’t offer drinks to clients other than water in disposable cups (or encourage them to bring their own bottles) • Please ask your clients to avoid touch their face once hands have been washed • Ask them to please not touch their phones (it should remain in their hand bag or pocket) or any personal belongs once they have entered the salon and washed their hands - If they have photos of nails to show you, ask them to send any ‘inspiration’ images ahead of their appointment so they don’t need to get their phone out

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PRODUCT HYGIENE • You do not have to use disposable tools (i.e nail files) if they can be washed and cleaned between clients. However, files need time to dry thoroughly before next use. • You may wish to create ‘file packs’ for regular clients that can be stored to be used for their next appointment to reduce the need for cleaning. TIP: Our sponge board files (including our Oreo files) can be cut into smaller pieces for single use. • If you choose to wash files between clients have a ‘soiled’ container to place used files ready to be washed.

- Wash files according to your suppliers’ instructions - Most of our files can be washed, see website for more details - Put nail file under running water and brush the grit surfaces lightly (you can use a nail dusting brush for this) - Can be immersed for hours in water or sanitizing solutions. - Pat dry and allow to air dry for 24 hours before re-use. Do not place in a place in a zip-lock / plastic bag while wet

• Gel Application brushes are only used on clean nails so bristles can be cleaned with GUARD between clients. • We recommend that only you handle colour sticks to reduce need for cleaning between clients. • Wipe down all surfaces between clients, including the inside of your lamp. You can use disinfecting wipes or other regular disinfected cleaners and properly clean reusable tools or brushes. You can use Barbicide (or similar) and can also use our GUARD solution. • You may want to invest in an autoclave if you have the budget. This is a machine that is used to sterilise equipment using high pressure and hot steam. There are a range of autoclaves available at different price points. Please do you research, many well known beauty wholesalers have these available. • We would recommend you rather invest in an autoclave rather than UV sterilising boxes as the steam is better for cleaning the whole surface of tools. 23


DISCLAIMER This document has been created for guidance only to help assist nail professionals and their businesses to prepare for returning to work. Unless expressly stated as government guidelines, advice is advisory only and should not be relied upon soley. Izabelle Hammon Ltd will endevour to update the document with any new guidance issued by regulating bodies. However, you should should always ensure that they continue to check local government updates and guidelines to ensure they are the most up to date recommendations.

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