Entering is limited to fully vaccinated individuals according to the health status in Tawakkalna application (Immune), except for the groups who are not obligated to take the vaccine as appears in Tawakkalna application.
Environment and prevention:
Instructions and requirements related to the protection of clients and employees
- Clients must book their appointment in advance, with observing social distancing of one and a half meters between them while in waiting areas.
- Maintain a social distancing of one and a half meters between individuals and place the floor stickers in all facilities inside the salon.
- Minimize face-to-face contact with clients as much as possible and prevent gatherings inside the salon.
- Employees must wash their hands with soap and warm water for a period of no less than 40 seconds after each client or disinfect hands for a period of no less than 20 seconds with sanitizer in the absence of soap and water.
- Client should avoid wearing accessories and jewelry when going to beauty salons.
- Employees should follow guidelines regarding when, what, and how to wear safety and personal protection equipment, and the correct way to dispose of them, as follows:
- The mask: Employees must wear a mask at all times. Also, the clients must wear masks as much as possible while receiving services.
- Gloves: the employees should wear gloves when serving clients, and they must be changed after each client.
- Cutting Robe (cape): Each client should be wrapped in a clean single use robe that can be disposed of after each client.
- Neck Tape: Employees should use protective single-use neck bands for each client when cutting hair.
- Equipment used by each client (such as gloves, cape, etc.) must be disposed of immediately in a closed container, and provide single-use equipment for immediate disposal.
- Use new tools for each client such as, comb, razors, etc.
- When using the sink to wash client’s hair, the employee must wear a mask, and put a clean towel over the client’s face to protect her mouth, nose and eyes. Face protectors should be used by employees in charge of washing and cleansing hair and skin.
- It is advised to provide the service to the client by one employee and prevent rotation in providing service by more than one employee.
- It is allowed to provide Moroccan bath services with the importance of disinfecting the toilet after each use and wearing professional protective equipment such as face protectors, protective glasses, a fabric or medical mask, and a plastic robe (cape).
- It is allowed to provide massage services. Follow the instructions contained in the massage service protocol.
Instructions and requirements related to the environment of barber shops and beauty salons
- Salons must be cleaned and disinfected before reopening.
- All surfaces must be routinely cleaned and disinfected every two hours with disinfectants approved by the Food and Drug Authority (sodium hypochlorite), and the instructions shown on the packages must be followed, with focusing on places where there is a high possibility of contact, such as door handles, tables, seat armrests, elevator switches, etc.
- Ensure that hand soap is available in toilets in sufficient quantities, and disinfect toilets every two hours with disinfectants approved by the Saudi Food and Drug Authority.
- Tools should be washed with soap and hot water, then covered with disinfectant daily and frequently. Consider the time required for disinfection, which is usually written on the disinfectant label.
- Use single-use only sheets and towels, and do not use washable towels and sheets.
- Use disinfectants approved by the Saudi Food and Drug Authority and contain 60-80% of alcohol.
- Prevent sharing work tools among employees.
- Distribute hand sanitizers in visible places such as, the entrance, reception area, workstations, toilets, etc.
- A schedule must be a kept to show cleaning and disinfection times of surfaces, including toilets.
- Ensure safe and healthy environment in the reception area and workstations, by following these instructions:
- Reception and waiting area
- Encourage electronic payment using electronic payment channels, and avoid dealing with cash at the present time as much as possible. Otherwise, wash or disinfect hands after each transaction with cash.
- Employees should wash their hands frequently or sterilize them after using phones or accounting devices.
- Seats should be disinfected after each client with a disinfectant spray containing 60-80% of alcohol, and single-use tissues should be used in the cleaning and disinfection process.
- Since the use of strong disinfectants can damage leather chairs, and fabric chairs are difficult to disinfect as well, it is recommended to use a single-use plastic cover.
- Prevent sharing work tools among employees.
- Clean and disinfect all bowls, hoses, spray nozzles, styling tools, hair dryers, foam handles, chairs dedicated for washing, dyeing, and cutting hair, chairs dedicated for caring of nails and skin, and the chairs armrests.
- Clean and disinfect all reusable items and store them in a sealed, airtight container.
- All appliances, caps, scissors, scissors protectors, hair pins, hair rollers, combs, brushes, tool trolleys, and any other items used for client service should be cleaned and disinfected.
- Ensure that all products such as lotions, creams, waxes and scrubs are placed in a sealed container after use, if not dispose and replace them.
- All single-use items such as tissues and nail care utensils, such as nail file, should be disposed after use.
- Dispose of any product that may be contaminated due to improper use of the hygienic practices and replace it with a new product.
- Clean and disinfect all sheet baskets and waste bins. Use containers that have lids and disposable liners.
- Prevent any employee with a flu-like symptoms (fever, cough, runny nose, sore throat) from working or entering the salon until the symptoms disappear, according to the attending physician’s report.
- If there is housing for employees, prepare an isolation room for suspected cases until the competent authorities communicate with the case. (Please review the health requirements guide for workers’ accommodations to prevent COVID-19).
- With the continuous screening and isolation procedures that occur according to the approved protocols, (Tawakkalna) application is used to ensure the employee’s health status concerning COVID-19 disease. If the employee’s status is positive or in contact with a positive case, all this will appear at the application, will not be allowed to enter the workplace.
- The employee can return to work after he completely recovers and checking that by updating the health status in Tawakkalna application.
- Report any cases that appear among employees with a high temperature or respiratory symptoms (cough or shortness of breath), and are suspected of having COVID-19. They must be prevented from entering the salon. Specify their data and contact numbers, and call 937 immediately to obtain the directions required to transfer them to the hospital.
- Place panels at the salon’s entrance asking clients not to enter the place if they have respiratory symptoms similar to those of COVID-19.
- Employees must be educated about the symptoms of the disease, means of its transmission and its seriousness. Educate them to avoid going to work in case they develop high temperature or any respiratory symptoms (coughing or shortness of breath).
- Educate employees about the need to disclose any respiratory symptoms (coughing or shortness of breath) or high temperature by calling 937, and following home isolation guidelines.
- Distribute awareness brochures in visible places, and include the following:
- Methods of disease transmission and prevention.
- Raising awareness of washing hands and avoid touching the eyes, nose and mouth before washing hands, and paying attention to personal and health care.
- Following the etiquette of sneezing and coughing (use a tissue and dispose it as soon as possible, use the elbow by bending the arm).
- Continuous reminding of the importance of adhering to the safety instructions, protection from disease, and limiting costumers overcrowding in the salon.
- The beauty salon should place a panel that includes a statement of the violation and the method for reporting them.