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Personal Services (hair stylists, beauticians and tattoo artists)

These guidelines apply to the personal services sector: hair stylists, barbers, beauticians and tattoo artists.

▪ Adequate information on prevention measures must be displayed.

▪ Access to facilities via booking only and lists of bookings should be kept for a 14 day period.

▪ Body temperature can be measured and access denied to those with temperatures of over 37.5°C.

▪ Clients must remain in the building only for the time strictly required for the service or treatment booked. Only a limited number of clients in the building at the same time is allowed in accordance with available space (see next point).

▪ Where possible spaces must be reorganised in accordance with logistical and structural conditions to ensure that a distance of at least one metre is available between individual work stations and between clients.

▪ Where possible work spaces should be separated by suitable physical barriers capable of preventing droplet contagion.

▪ Hydro-alcohol solutions for client and staff hand cleansing is to be made available and frequent use of these recommended. Magazines and info material for multiple use must be removed.

▪ Where the specific service concerned allows, client and staff must wear airway protection masks where an interpersonal distance of less than a metre is required (in addition, for staff, to individual protection such as FFP2 masks or protection visors as well as gloves, single-use aprons and so on linked to the specific risks associated with their professions).

▪ For beauticians and tattoo artists, in particular, where services require personal proximity, staff must wear protection visors and FFP2 valve-less masks.

▪ Staff must clean their hands with hydro-alcohol solutions frequently (before and after client services and beauticians should possibly use single use overalls/aprons). Different gloves must be used in treatments from those used in the normal environment.

▪ Work surfaces must be cleaned and disinfected before serving clients and equipment and accessories must be disinfected as appropriate. Work stations must be disinfected after each client. Toilets must be regularly cleaned and disinfected.

▪ Internal spaces must be aired frequently. As regards air conditioning, where technically possible all air circulation must be totally excluded. Where this is not technically possible natural air circulation measures must be reinforced and air filters cleaned when the air conditioning is switched off, to maintain adequate filtering/removal standards in line with Istituto Superiore di Sanità document technical guidelines.

▪ Saunas, steam baths and Jacuzzis are forbidden.

▪ Cash desks must be equipped with physical barriers (e.g. screens). In the absence of these staff must wear masks and have hand cleansing gel available. Electronic payment methods must, in any case, be encouraged, where possible at the booking stage.