As the lockdown begins to come to an end for some, the aesthetic industry still awaits a date as to when beauty salons and laser clinics can reopen. Until a vaccine has been fully developed we will have to consider many new procedures whilst running a laser clinic during the coronavirus pandemic. Since the show must go on we will all have to adjust to our new normal situation when returning back to work for the time being.
After completing a Covid 19 precautions test online I can very briefly summarise the following basic rules you should consider when dealing with your clients:
- You will require disposable PPE to protect yourself and your clients. Laser protection goggles double up as useful eye shields.
- You should ideally screen your clients for any symptoms before they arrive at your premises.
- Check your clients temperature upon arrival using a remote thermal thermometer aimed at his or her forehead. Use the inside of your own wrist or your members of staff as a baseline for a reading.
- Ideally your waiting room should be one in one out, if you must have multiple clients waiting then chairs should be spread out accordingly as per recommended guidelines.
- You should have frequent vigorous cleaning procedures in place after every treatment
- It may be wise to ask your clients for prepayment to avoid cash and touching card machines for the meantime.
This is by no means an extensive list of precautions. I recommend your staff and yourself take the test for yourself in which you are provided with a certificate upon completion.
You also get a lovely certificate to add to your collection.
Brian Barrett from Dundrum Cosmetic Clinic has devised a comprehensive guide which he will be using for his own staff, you may find useful when creating your own clinical guidelines.
If you have any questions regarding coronavirus safety in your salon or laser clinic, feel free to give us a call or drop me an email where I will be more than happy to advise.
Until then, stay safe.