Dear Lime Aesthetics, I’m sorry to read that my writing is too complicated for you.

I will try and keep it simple, please click on the link below

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-politics-52019808/matt-hancock-coronavirus-restrictions-are-not-advice

 

This is Matt Hancock the Health Secretary explaining that the lockdown is not advice but rules which would be enforced by the police.

 

Here is Public Health England stating which premises should shut.

 

2020 No. 684

PUBLIC HEALTH, ENGLAND

The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (No. 2)

(England) Regulations 2020

 

https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2020/684/pdfs/uksi_20200684_en.pdf?fbclid=IwAR0XUSWZ-CuEqlW2f477dzkI8-EeYscg9UpN41QLZe1KfaDsHFe-Yrmax4A

 

SCHEDULE 2

Regulation 4

Businesses subject to closure

1.Nightclubs.

5.Nail bars and salons.

6.Tanning booths and salons.

7.— (1) Spas, and beauty salons, and for these purposes, “beauty salon” includes any premises providing beauty services including cosmetic, aesthetic and wellness treatments.

 

 

 

Here is the latest update explaining recent changes:

https://www.salford.gov.uk/people-communities-and-local-information/coronavirus/businesses-and-employers/guidance-on-cosmetic-and-aesthetic-treatments/?fbclid=IwAR1Fs6AW2k-k84YSCJYEhsB2QP918YDDbjd53v98qdVFSEi69cXm-i47H4o

 

The 4 July 2020 saw the introduction of The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (No. 2) (England) Regulations 2020 and on the 13 July 2020, they were amended to The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (No. 2) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2020. The main change being for the beauty sector is that cosmetic, aesthetic and wellness treatments can now be performed.

Although, cosmetic, aesthetic and wellness treatments are permitted to be undertaken on the body, they are not allowed to be carried out on the face, until government advice changes. Examples of such services that are not currently allowed to be performed, would include the following, though this list is not exhaustive:

  • Face waxing, sugaring or threading services
  • Facial treatments
  • Advanced facial technical (electrical or mechanical)
  • Eyelash treatments
  • Make-up application
  • Dermarolling
  • Dermaplaning
  • Microblading
  • Electrolysis on the face
  • Eyebrow treatments
  • Intricate detailing, outlining or shaving of beards
  • Advanced beauty therapy and aesthetic treatments (which does not apply to medical settings)

Treatments restricted to the body but excluding those in the highest risk zone can resume from 13 July, with mitigations as set out in the guidance.

At this time, in order to practice on a patient’s face, you need to:

  1. Undertake the treatment in a medical practice. This is further to the Office of Product Safety and Standards advice. Such premises will hold a valid registration with the Care Quality Commission.
  2. Hold the necessary medical qualifications to undertake the treatment; and
  3. Only undertake the treatment where a medical condition has been identified. In order to demonstrate the medical need, you need to have consideration to the following:
    1. Identify the non-medical aesthetic treatments which have to be suspended and update your website and literature, including treatment lists, to clearly show which non-medical aesthetic treatments cannot be performed at this time;
    2. Determine which procedures could be undertaken before lockdown, what can be undertaken now and what will resume after restrictions have been further relaxed;
    3. That patient consultations are undertaken by medically qualified personnel;
    4. Identifying the medical condition of the patient;
    5. Clear demonstration of the medical assessment of the patient in determining the suitability of the treatment prescribed;
    6. Ensuring that practitioners performing medical treatments are suitably qualified and making copies of qualifications available upon request;
    7. Ensuring that practitioners undertaking medical treatments are registered with the appropriate medical councils such as General Medical Council (GMC) and Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and providing proof of registration available on request;
    8. That medicines are sourced from licenced UK pharmacies and dispensed by a qualified prescriber;
    9. Complying with COVID-19 guidance; and
    10. That a comprehensive COVID-19 risk assessment of the workplace has been undertaken, identifying and implementing suitable control measures to ensure the workplace is COVID-secure

If you are confident that you can satisfy all of the above conditions then you are permitted to conduct medical aesthetic treatments on the face, in Salford.

Lime Aesthetics, it couldn’t be simpler.

Unless it is an urgent medical treatment it should not be done.

 

Yours in professional solidarity

 

Maxine Hopley