The UK Spa Association has released a guidance document to advise hospitality venues on the safe reopening of ‘close contact services’ such as hair and beauty treatments.
The non-for-profit trade association for UK spas was invited to consult with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on the publication of the guidelines, which have been specifically tailored for spas and salons and designed to work alongside the government guidance.
Currently spas, nail bars, beauty salons, gyms and swimming pools are not permitted to reopen on July 4, like the rest of England’s hotels, pubs and restaurants.
Hairdressers, barbers and outdoor gyms however are allowed to start trading again from next month.
The UK Spa Association’s guidelines have been designed to cut the confusion throughout lockdown and take a chronological approach to the safe reopening of spas.
The document details topics such as: risk assessment to test & trace, from returning to the workplace to training and equality within the workforce.
Access the guidelines HERE