Hair salons are not in the list of essential services. That is the reason that many of these were shut down during lockdowns across the countries. However, with the ease in lockdowns, these salons are also back to business in some of the countries. Hair salons are also places where maintaining a social distance is difficult. Hence, when you out to get a haircut or your beauty treatments keep some of these points in mind to protect yourself.

Understand your risk factor of going to the Hair Salon

Some people have a greater chance of catching the infection. It includes children and the elderly. Additionally, if you have an underlying disease or illness, then it is also better if you avoid the trip to the Salon.

Wear face masks when possible at the Salon

Facemasks are the safest way to protect yourself from the virus. They help to protect us from catching any airborne droplets of the virus. Additionally, also avoid touching your face with contaminated or dirty hands.

Do not immediately handle cash

At some point you will need to pay for the services rendered at the Salon, avoid the need to handle cash. Try switching to online modes of payment. Perhaps see if you can make payment beforehand. If not possible, then do safely keep away the cash and sanitize it when you reach home. Pay special attention to such things that are a source of infection.

Hand Hygiene at the Hair Salon

Salons are all about handwork. Therefore, hand hygiene is essential in such settings. The barbers or attendants must wash their hands before dealing with a client. If the client sees any negligence in this case, then they must remind them. There should be no compromise on hand hygiene.

Ensure the Disinfection of the tools at the Salon

Disinfection of all the tools is necessary. Tools are also a source of contamination. Hence, make sure to check the Salon has a procedure for disinfecting tools before you visit.

General Tips To Protect Yourself From Coronavirus

The recent pandemic has left everyone in a state of panic. Coronavirus or COVID-19 is the buzz of the media everywhere. Covid-19 is a new strain of the virus that originated from China. It is responsible for producing acute respiratory syndrome. Every media source is informing us about the symptoms of the disease.

Moreover, people also must know how to prevent it. Especially as we reopen. However, rarely do people tell you about ways to protect yourself from coronavirus. Before we discuss how to protect yourself from Coronavirus when returning to work lets go over a list of general tips and preventive measures that you can take to protect yourself from coronavirus.

Only leave your home when it is necessary. No one around the world can stress enough that staying home means-staying safe. Avoid going out in public. This automatically reduces your chance of contracting COVID-19. The best way is to use e-commerce routes if possible.

  1. Build up your immunity for the virus. Eat well and sleep well. People overlook the fact that these two are the building blocks of immunity. People who ignore these two things can suffer from dire consequences.
  2. When coming home from a public setting, remove your shoes outside your homes. Upon entering, do not wish or greet anyone. Firstly, wash your hands and change your clothes. This way, you not only protect yourself but your family as well.
  3. All business owners should reduce the shift hours in their offices. They can also reduce working staff in the office. Promote habits of working from home. Safety checks must also be present at the entrance to the workplace. This ensures that the person is not hiding any symptoms.

Also see the Video Series with Info from Experts at the World Health Organization and the CDC found here.

Afzal Ahmad