Coronavirus Guidance & Regulations
Updated : 19/07/2021
Within The Salon...
By attending your appointment we recognise that you have read and understood the following guidance and your are happy with our salon procedure and you are happy to attend your appointment and follow the below rules and regulations.
We have adapted the salon and changed the way we will be working according to government guidance.
This is to keep both clients and staff safe. This way of working and running the salon is new to all of us so please be patient with us all whilst we adapt. As the current situation continues the guidelines and regulations may change so please keep checking back to this page for updated information.
When arriving we will verbally confirm you have read and understood the following information in this document and ask you to confirm...
-You havn't been in contact with anyone with Coivd-19.
-You don't have any Covid-19 symptoms.
-You don't feel unwell.
Your temperature will be taken on arrival and if you have a temperature over 38c we will ask you to reschedule your appointment.
We are offering all services on our service menu. If you are having a dry cut, your hair must be clean & dry and washed on the morning before you arrive.
Face masks are not a legal requirement. All staff will be wearing a face covering at all times. We kindly ask all clients to wear a mask when walking around (eg. from the styling station to the wash basin) . When seated at your station it is up to you whether you choose to wear a mask or not.
We are now allowed to provide magazines for you to read during your appointment. Hand sanitiser must be used before picking up the magazines.
ALL NEW CLIENTS WILL REQUIRE A PATCH TEST AND IF YOU ARE AN EXISTING CLIENT YOU WILL NEED ANOTHER PATCH TEST IF THE FOLLOWING APPLIES TO YOU...
-It has been 6 months or more since you have had a colour at Halam Salon.
-Any Changes to your medical history including...
-You have had Covid-19
-You have had the Covid-19 Vaccine
Patch testing must be done at least 48 hours before your appointment.
We can now offer our full drinks menu and in our normal cups/glass'. Please feel free to bring your own but take any rubbish away with you.
Cleaning routine :
We have a rota for regular cleaning/disinfection throughout the day. Please ask if you would like to see the schedule.
Extra cleaning will be performed regularly eg. door handles/card machines will be disinfected after they have been used. The toilet will be cleaned/disinfected after every use.
All equipment will be cleaned after a single use. All used equipment will be separated in a clearly marked container and the contents will then be cleaned and disinfected.
Work Stations :
Each station is at least 1m apart from each other and is sectioned and divided by large screens for your safety and comfort. Each work station including chairs/tools/equipment will be cleaned and disinfected thoroughly between each client.
We have installed stronger ventilation fans in the ceiling which are running all the time and we have 6 opening windows throughout the main salon which will be open whenever possible.
Social Distancing :
There will be a at least a 1 metre space between each stylist working and each section is divided by a large screen.
There will be a maximum of 4 stylists working at a time and a receptionist/salon helper working occasionally throughout the week to help out with the extra cleaning duties.
Towels and Laundry :
All towels and gowns will be washed after each use on a 60c or above wash or sent away to be professionally cleaned. If you would prefer to wear a disposable gown please ask (£1 charge for disposable gowns)
All staff members will check their temperature before starting work and will not work if they have any kind of illness or symptoms. Everyone has completed training with Barbicide to make sure they are up to date with regulations and procedures. Each staff member will be wearing a face covering and visor. Disposable gloves will also be worn wherever possible and regular hand washing and hand sanitiser will be used.
NHS Track & Trace:
All clients will be required to scan in on the NHS COVID-19 APP to comply with the government guidelines for the track and trace program when entering the salon. We have a record of everyone who enters the salon and if requested by track and trace these details will be forwarded onto them.
Please let us know if your contact details have changed or need to be updated.
Cancellation Policy :
Our normal cancellation policy has been wavered.
We would prefer card payments over cash. Contactless payment is preferred.
What we are asking clients to do...
We are asking clients to do the following to keep everyone as safe as possible :
Please come to your appointment on your own.
Please only bring essential items with you. If this is not possible we will provide a plastic bag to put them in before entering the salon.
When you arrive to your appointment please make us aware you have arrived by ringing the doorbell on the table if you are sitting outside or wait in reception (maximum of 2 people waiting in reception at a time) .
Please bring a face mask to wear for your appointment. (Masks are available to purchase for £1 if needed)
Before entering the salon please use hand sanitiser and put on your mask. Hand sanitiser is available throughout the salon.
Cancel your appointment if you are feeling unwell or if you have been in contact with anyone displaying Covid-19 symptoms who has been diagnosed with Covid-19.
Payment by card is preferred.
Please book appointments over the phone or via email rather than just calling in to the salon.
Please provide us with your email address so we can send your appointment via email rather than giving you an appointment card.
If you have home coloured your hair whilst we have been closed please let us know! We may need to carry out extra tests on the hair and your appointment may need to be longer.