HABIC urges all to follow public health guidelines

In order to keep the beauty and hair sectors open during the ‘fourth wave' of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Hair and Beauty Industry Confederation (HABIC) is calling for consumers to remain diligent with regards to public health guidelines.

The wearing of face coverings in salons and any close contact service locations is mandatory for beauty and hair professionals as well as their clients. 

HABIC are also urging everyone to follow proper hand hygiene, maintain social distancing and not attend appointments if they have COVID-19 symptoms.

HABIC CEO, Margaret O'Rourke Doherty, says: 

 “I would like to thank customers for their continued support. As we enter one of the busiest periods of the year for our industry, we would urge our customers to continue to adhere to the Government's public health guidelines. Salons are controlled settings and operate in line with public health advice to help prevent the spread of Covid-19. The guidelines are in place to prevent the spread of Covid-19 and to ensure we can keep our doors open. We are proud of the record of the hair and beauty sector and of the overwhelming support of our customers since the onset of the pandemic.” 

HABIC are also asking hair and beauty customers to provide sufficient cancellation notice appointments that they cannot attend in the lead up to the Christmas period to prevent further lost income to small businesses.

Fáilte Ireland has recently updated its document 'Guildelines for Re-opening Spas' (also relevant to salons) to reflect Government Public Health advice and related regulations which includes useful information on best practice for operating in a safe environment. 

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