The British Beauty Council is proud to announce that we are working with The British Association of Beauty Therapy & Cosmetology (BABTAC) to provide therapists with guidance on policies and procedures to be undertaken to ensure the safety of both themselves and their clients in the return to work.
Our CEO Millie Kendall MBE and Lesley Blair, chair of BABTAC, are encouraging the government to take on their recommendations and formalise the policies that BABTAC has drafted, based on years of industry knowledge and advice from infection control specialists.
“We know the beauty industry has been hit badly by Covid-19. If a therapist is making around £40-£50 per hour, then over a normal working week this equates to approximately £1,500-£1,900 in lost revenue. This is not accounting the losses attributed from any retail sales associated with treatment.
So, we are working to product guidelines that ensure a safe return to work for our members, and indeed the beauty industry. While doing this, we must make certain that any guidelines are going to maximise client and therapist safety during these exceptional times, and reassure clients that all possible measures have been adopted to ensure their safety.” – Lesley Blair, chair of BABTAC.
The goal of the policies and procedures document is to assist therapists in the planning process, allowing them to effectively and eventually re-open, while ensuring client safety remains a number one priority.
The guide’s topics will include:
- Hygiene, cleaning and disinfection guidelines for spaces, staff and clients, tools and supplies
- Strategic planning and risk assessment
- Adapting protocols to ensure client and staff safety
- Appropriate communication with staff and clients
- Staff and client illness protocols
- Salon admin and space set-up.
We’d like to take this opportunity to remind therapists not to stockpile products and hygiene and safety equipment now, at a time when the NHS should be prioritised.
This guidance will be available via the BABTAC Covid-19 support hub via: www.babtac.com/258-covid19-support.
Along with other industry experts, our CEO Millie also recently spoke to Femail about the progress made so far.
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