The Covid-19 virus spreads primarily through droplets of saliva or discharge from the nose when an infected person coughs or sneezes. It is important to minimise risk of infection when in close contact (less than 2 metres) with another person and to prevent transmission of the disease via respiratory droplets on hard surfaces. Whilst close contact is an essential part of most beauty services, the following guidelines aim to minimise risk wherever possible and must be followed to ensure the safety of both client and beauty service provider.
Little City Treat will follow Government safety guidelines closely to ensure that that services can resume when it is deemed safe for all concerned. As the advice from Government is regularly updated, we will endeavour to keep this page up to date to keep both clients and service providers informed.
The beauty industry in its entirety has been significantly effected by COVID-19 and there are many challenges in restarting operations safely. There are certain aspects to mobile beauty which enable greater control over the safe working environment which will be required in the immediate future. Visiting clients in their own home allows exposure to potential infection to be kept to a minimum and enables both parties to establish the others health through symptom recognition and temperature checks, which would be substantially more difficult on a salon environment. In addition to this, due to the one-to-one nature of the booking it will also be far more condusive to any track and trace requirement.
Health and safety of both clients and therapists is of key priority during the delivery of mobile beauty services. The following risk assessment both identifies and seeks to minimise possible risk factors that may arise during a mobile beauty treatment. The resulting guidelines set out recommendations to ensure that every measure is taken to ensure the treatment is carried out in the safest possible conditions.
Should the client book an appointment?
If the client has been asked to self-isolate, is classed as clinically vulnerable (has any underlying health conditions) or lives with or comes into regular contact with someone who is, it is advised that they DO NOT book an appointment, until the government deems it safe to do so.
If the client, or anyone in their household, has displayed any respiratory illness symptoms (new persistent cough, high temperature, loss of taste and/or smell), or has come into contact with anyone who has, the client should NOT book an appointment and should follow Government guidlines around self-isolation.
How to prepare for an appointment
During the appointment
After the appointment
Should I go back to work?
If you’re considered to be clinically vulnerable or clinically extremely vulnerable, or you live, or have regular contact with someone who is; we highly recommend that you DO NOT return to work in any capacity until government guidelines state that it is safe for you to do so.
If you, anyone you are living with, or anyone you have come in contact with are experiencing any symptoms of respiratory illness (a raised temperature, a new, persistent cough or cold, or loss of, or change in sense of taste or smell, regardless of whether you think it’s COVID-19) please follow government guidelines regarding self-isolation and do not book an appointment of any kind until it is safe for you to do so.
Preparing for an appointment
Arriving for the appointment
During the appointment
After the appointment
|Disposable Paper Masks|
|Disposable Bin Bag|
|Antibacterial Wipes or Spray|
|Disposable Couch Cover|
|Disposable Shoe Coverings|
|Contaminated Tool Box|
|Sterile, Sealed Tool Box|
|Pots To Decant Product|
|Disposable Apron/change of clothes per client|
These guidelines have been produced based upon advice from multiple leading industry sources and represent advisory guidelines for an industry which would like to get back to work.
They do not constitute legal requirement, have not been agreed with Government and do not imply or incur any liability to Little City Treat. These guidelines are written with a view of protecting Little City Treat service providers and clientele.
Mobile beauty professionals and clients should continue to check local government websites and guidelines for the most up to date recommendations.