Coronavirus (COVID-19) Infection Prevention & Control Policy


Absolute Beauty by Ashley

All of us have been affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

I have missed being able to offer you the treatments that I know you love, and I am looking forward to seeing you again as soon as possible.

My priority is to keep you as safe as possible, and prior to re-opening the salon I have implemented a number of changes which I would like to make you aware of. During the time the salon has been shut, I have completed the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Infection Prevention and Control course which is accredited by the Guild of Professional Beauty Therapists Ltd, the UK trade body for our industry. I have since made a number of changes in the way that we operate that you will notice when you next visit.

Booking Appointments

 If I feel ill or have symptoms of C0VlD-19, I will self-isolate immediately and not come into the salon. This may mean that I have to cancel your appointment at short notice. I appreciate that this may be inconvenient but it is done entirely for your own safety. If your appointment is cancelled you will be able to re-book again or ask for a full refund or voucher if you have already paid in full.

If you or any of the people you live with feel unwell or display any symptoms of C0VlD-19 – please advise me as soon as possible and DO NOT COME TO THE SALON FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT. In addition, if you have been contacted by the NHS Test and Trace Service and have been told to self-isolate for 14 days – please advise me as soon as possible and DO NOT COME TO THE SALON FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT.  I have amended my booking terms and conditions and you will not be charged for any appointments which you miss due to either of these scenarios.

Visiting the Salon

For your safety and to maintain social distancing, I ask that you attend your appointments alone and as close to the appointment time as possible. Please do not turn up early for appointments as this may mean that you come into contact with other clients who are just leaving.  Children of any age are not allowed into the salon. If you arrive late to your appointment, I may have to turn you away and you may still be charged. I have strict cleaning regulations to adhere to which I may not be able to carry out if you are late.

I have increased the frequency of cleaning in the salon including making sure that common surfaces, door handles etc. are wiped clean using disinfectant products between each client.

 All tools and equipment will be disinfected or sterilised in line with the specific manufacturers’ instructions for your safety. 

 Wherever possible we will utilise environmentally, friendly, single use items during a treatment that will be disposed of safely after use in order to protect you from cross infection.

 You will have access to hand sanitiser as soon as you enter the salon.

 You must wear a facemask and/or visor when you visit the salon and during your treatment if this is appropriate.

Please don’t be surprised or upset if I use personal protective equipment (PPE) during your visit and during your treatment. This may include disposable gloves/facemasks/aprons/visor/goggles where appropriate.

I can confirm that the laundering of salon towels and uniforms is a priority and can assure you that all salon laundry is washed at 60 degrees C

All disposable items are bagged and safely removed from the treatment area every day.

 NHS Test and Trace

 I will be keeping records of all clients and visitors to the salon to provide data to the NHS Test and Trace if requested. You will also be able to check in to the official NHS QR Code displayed in the salon.

 My treatments

I have carried out a risk assessment on all treatments and I am confident that I can continue to provide the following treatments;

– Gel Nails

– Manicures & Pedicures

– Body Waxing

– Spray Tans

– All Facial Waxing

– All Eye Treatments

– Facials

During your treatment

I understand the importance of hand hygiene and I will ensure that I wash my hands in according with NHS recommendations before the start of your treatment.

I will try to make your treatment as safe, comfortable and enjoyable as possible. If you have any concerns about your treatments please let me know and I will do what I can to reassure you.

After the treatment

In order to avoid handling of cash, I would prefer if you could pay for your treatment by bank transfer wherever possible.

All of these procedures have been implemented for your safety and mine. I will continue to take advice from the Government and the NHS regarding safe practice and will amend them as necessary.

Thank you for your understanding.

Ashley Thomson