With the City of Toronto and GTA reopening while COVID-19 still lingers, it has been important to make safety our top priority. As we adapt to the “new normal”, visits to Hair Salons, Barber Shops, Nail Salons and other Personal Service businesses cannot be avoided for long.
In a hair salon/barber shop, staff and clients are in close contact when cutting hair, styling, colouring, or providing other services. As COVID-19 is an illness that spreads from person-to-person through close contact from respiratory droplets and shared surfaces of a person with the virus, whether symptomatic or asymptomatic, we should follow and ensure guidelines as suggested by Health Authorities are being met, for our own safety, our families’ safety and the safety of staff at the establishment.
A quick summary of guidelines to follow:
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cancel your appointment if you develop COVID-19 symptoms and/or have been in contact with someone with COVID-19.
- Make an appointment. Avoid walk-in appointments.
- Do not take guests to your appointment, including children.
- Avoid shaking hands with others.
- Keep a two metre/six feet distance from others, when possible.
- Accurately answer the pre-screening questions.
- Wear a mask or face covering at all times, even when physical distancing and barriers/dividers are used.
- If you are unable to tolerate a mask and are exempt, try using a face covering.
- If you are unable to tolerate a mask, try scheduling your appointment at the end of the day, when fewer people are not present.
- Wash your hands often, and avoid touching your face with unwashed hands.
- Cough or sneeze into your elbow.
- Limit face-to-face contact as much as possible.
- Do not carry outside food or beverages, unless required for a medical condition.
- Do not touch magazines, brochures, decors and other unnecessary items.
- Avoid cash payment. Use credit, debit, e-transfers.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
At JEWELL RADIMISIS JORGE LLPwe encourage everyone to follow safety protocols for the wellbeing of their families and their communities.