Cosmetic Couture COVID-19 Reopening Policy
The safety of our team, our clients and you, the students, is our main priority. As such, ALL STUDENTS will be required to produce a NEGATIVE COVID TEST or PROOF OF VACCINE either by email prior to arrival, or in person, on the day of your course.
This measure comes on guidance from the government for safeguarding all parties in enclosed spaces.
If you cannot produce a negative test result or vaccination proof, you will be unable to continue with your practical training.
To protect staff, students, models and all visiting Cosmetic Couture we will manage entry into the building, only allowing a limited number of people at any given time.
We have displayed signage to ask to remind everybody to try to keep 2 metres from other people, wherever possible.
We regularly encourage all staff and visitors to wash their hands with soap and water as often as possible and for 20 seconds every time.
We have put up plexiglass barriers at all points of regular interaction to further reduce the risk of infection for all parties involved, cleaning the barriers regularly.
Nobody should enter the premises if they are unwell and anyone in their household is self-isolating.
We have put up signage and floor markings in the building, encouraging a 2-metre distance from colleagues where it is at all feasible.
Face masks and full PPE equipment to be worn at all times while in class, teaching or giving treatments.
Key parts of the measures are underpinned by law, which sets out clearly what you must and must not do – every person in the country must comply with this. The relevant authorities, including the police, have been given the powers to enforce the law – including through fines and dispersing gatherings.
Here is the legislation:
Some people are particularly vulnerable to poor outcomes following coronavirus infection for medical reasons because of underlying health conditions – this group who are clinically vulnerable –– are advised to take particular care to minimise contact with others outside their household.
There is a further group of people who are defined, also on medical grounds, as clinically extremely vulnerable to coronavirus – that is, people with specific serious health conditions. They are advised to adopt shielding measures to keep themselves safe by staying at home and avoiding all contact with others, except for essential medical treatment or support.
Clinically vulnerable people are those who are:
– aged 70 or older (regardless of medical conditions)
– under 70 with an underlying health condition listed below (that is, anyone instructed to get a
flu jab as an adult each year on medical grounds):
– chronic (long-term) mild to moderate respiratory diseases, such as asthma, chronic
obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), emphysema or bronchitis
– chronic heart disease, such as heart failure
– chronic kidney disease
– chronic liver disease, such as hepatitis
– chronic neurological conditions, such as Parkinson’s disease, motor neurone disease,
multiple sclerosis (MS), or cerebral palsy
– a weakened immune system as the result of conditions such as HIV and AIDS, or medicines
such as steroid tablets
– being seriously overweight (a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or above)
– pregnant women
As above, there is a further category of people with serious underlying health conditions who are clinically extremely vulnerable, meaning they are at very high risk of severe illness from coronavirus.
We will ask you if you fit into any of these categories and if so, have been vaccinated TWICE!
No work should be carried out by any practitioner, cleaner or others in Cosmetic Couture who has coronavirus symptoms, however mild, or where someone in their household has symptoms.
Some staff and students may be feeling anxious about coming to work and also about impacts on their livelihood. We are supporting all our stakeholders as much as at this time.
Any member of staff who develops symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) (a new, continuous cough and/or a high temperature) will be sent home and stay at home for 7 days from onset of symptoms. If the member of staff lives in a household where someone else is unwell with symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) then they must stay at home in line with the stay at home guidance.
We frequently clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are touched regularly, using our standard cleaning products.
Those who live with someone that has symptoms can get a note from the NHS website:
Staff & student canteens and rest areas
Where possible, staff and students are encouraged to bring their own food, and our canteens have been set up for takeaway services. Other measures implemented include:
– staff should be reminded to wash their hands regularly using soap and water for 20 seconds and before and after eating. If possible, increase the number of hand washing stations available
– a distance of 2 metres should be maintained between users, wherever possible
– staff can continue to use rest areas if they apply the same social distancing measures
– notices promoting hand hygiene and social distancing should be placed visibly in these areas
– frequently clean and disinfect surfaces that are touched regularly, using your standard cleaning products
– consider extending and staggering meal times to avoid crowding
Use of face masks
Face masks should be worn at all times while indoors unless in a treatment environment where it becomes impractical. To be effective, face masks must be worn correctly, changed frequently, removed properly, disposed of safely and used in combination with good universal hygiene behaviour.
Public Health England recommends that employers should ensure that:
– spaces in the workplace are optimized to allow social distancing to occur, wherever possible
– signs are visible in the workplace reminding employees not to attend work if they have a fever or cough and to avoid touching their eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands
– employees are provided with hand sanitizer for frequent use and regular breaks to allow them to wash their hands for 20 seconds
Handling post or packages
Staff should continue to follow existing risk assessments and safe systems of working; there are no additional precautions needed for handling post or packages.
Appointments, bookings and activity in the building
All appointments are strictly by appointment only to avoid customers waiting unnecessarily in the building.