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Covid 19 reopening government protocals

 PUBLIC INFORMATION For our valued clients: Salons and spas will be busy and under strict protocols in the coming months to ensure the best safe practices for all clients and salons/spas. Should you be visiting a salon or individual cosmetologist when they reopen, whether it be in a salon or private residence, please follow the guidelines below and monitor the following sites for ongoing updates: https://www.nscosmetology.ca https://www.facebook.com/cosmetologyns https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirusinfection/prevention-risks/about-non-medical-masks-face-coverings.html https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/staying-healthy/#hands-clean https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/occupational-health-and-safety/#hazards • Individual licences and salon permits must be available to the public for viewing. If you do not see a permit for the salon and/or a valid licence for your cosmetologist (hairdressers, estheticians, nail technicians, make-up artists, eyelash or full body hair removal specialists), ASK to see them. Do not assume a salon or cosmetologist is compliant and following protocol. Do not put yourself at risk! • All licenses and permits expire on December 31st each year; the current expiry date is December 31, 2020 and is marked on each licence and/or permit. • Do not attend for your appointment if you have symptoms such as a fever, new cough or a cough that is getting worse, a sore throat, runny nose and/or headache. https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/when-to-seek-help • Reschedule your appointment to keep everyone healthy and your cosmetologist safe and working. Your cosmetologist will do the same. • All employees and all clients should be screened immediately upon arrival at the salon (either verbally or through a questionnaire) for Covid-19 and prior to receiving a service. Sample screening questions are:  5 ➢ Do you have any of the following symptoms which are new or have worsened if associated with allergies, chronic or pre-existing conditions fever, new cough or a cough that's getting worse, sore throat, runny nose and headache? ➢ Have you returned to Canada from outside the country (including USA) in the past 14 days? ➢ Have you been in direct contact with anyone who has been outside of Canada within the last 14 days? If the answer to any of the above questions is yes, the client should be advised to return home and self-isolate for 14 days, to contact 811 if their symptoms worsen, and to rebook their appointment for a later date. • Use appropriate etiquette (ie: coughing or sneezing into the bend of the elbow or into a tissue and immediately discard into a covered waste basket). • Arrive on time for your scheduled appointment in order to avoid arriving at the same time as other scheduled clients and to avoid cancellation. Your cosmetologist will be on a very tight schedule to allow for sanitation/disinfection protocol. • Arrive with clean hair if you are arriving for a hair service. • Wear a clean mask or request a mask upon arrival at your salon to protect others. You may be required to purchase one at a minimal cost. There are many different types of masks. Please see this link for the appropriate use of non-medical mask or face covering. https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novelcoronavirus-infection/prevention-risks/about-non-medical-masks-facecoverings.html#_Appropriate_non-medical_mask • Non-medical face masks are satisfactory. • Masks do not replace social distancing requirements. • Bring your own drink in a travel mug you can take away with you. • If asked, wait in your car until it is time for your appointment. Your cosmetologist will be waiting to explain the appointment process to you upon entering the salon. • Wash your hands immediately upon entering the salon with soap and water, following all hand washing protocols. Your cosmetologist will as well prior to your service. https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/staying-healthy/#hands-clean • Use cough and sneeze etiquette. • Make sure all areas you visit in the salon are clean and have best practices in place, for your safety. 6 • Follow all salon directions and notices when visiting the salon. • Maintain social distancing whenever possible. • Avoid washroom use if possible. • Avoid hugs, handshakes, etc. • Avoid cash transactions whenever possible. • Do not touch retail displays; your service provider will help you. Finally, read through the rules as provided herein for all salons pertaining to Covid-19, as well as the Cosmetology Association of Nova Scotia’s regulations regarding salons and spas which can be found on our website at https://www.nscosmetology.ca/images/Salon_Compliance_Handbook.pdf.