FACE MASKS UPDATE- Monday 19TH July 2021
So the topic of conversation last week was whether or not MASKS are still required to be worn in salon after MONDAY 19th JULY 2021.
Having spoken to many of our clients over the last couple weeks I hadn’t come across one that was willing to go mask free just yet regardless of whether it was a law or not. Most of us have found it uncomfortable to wear a mask for long periods of time, not only does it restrict our breathing, but it effects our hearing too…. strange I know but true, nevertheless. However, despite this, now we can remove masks we find ourselves wanting to hold onto them for just a while longer. I completely understand this, the positive cases are on the rise and although we are not seeing so many awful deaths from the virus it is still causing disruption with people having to take time out of work to isolate either due to testing positive or being by someone that has. We also have some clients that are caring for vulnerable family members so to remain virus free for them is important.
Caprio’s have managed to dodge the covid bullet so far and not had to close the salon due to staff shortages or had to contact clients to inform them they need to isolate which is brilliant!
Team Caprio’s are slightly divided with most staff member’s wanting to continue with wearing a mask and others that have just about had enough and don’t want too. It is very hard having your face/mouth covered for what is sometime a 10 hour shift so I completely understand but equally we come into contact with many people on a daily basis and can’t afford to have stylists off self-isolating resulting in appointments having to be rescheduled or cancelled.
The reasons for us having to wear masks (and visors up until 17th May) haven’t changed, we still offer a close contact service, and we still use hairdryers all day. What has changed is the vaccination program and the drop in numbers of people dying from Covid. Obviously we have to return to some form of normality at some point, and we will, but for now let’s take baby steps until everyone feels comfortable….after all we are in this together aren’t we?!?
The easing of restrictions is difficult for me as a salon owner, employer, and stylist. I don’t want to put anyone off from working at or using the salon because they have to wear a mask or for the complete opposite of there being people in salon not wearing a mask. If fact one client last week asked me if I was going to continue to keep my clients safe, It felt like such a weight on my shoulders but a very important question indeed.
So now the announcement has been made that from MONDAY 19th JULY 2021 MASKS ARE NO LONGER MANDATORY, it has been ADVISED that we continue with CAUTION and carry-on wearing masks in a public setting. Taking all of the above into consideration I have come up with what I hope is a compromise and a solution that means you don’t have to voice your concern or your preferences you can show us instead….after all as the saying goes actions speak louder than words!
If you DO want to continue to WEAR A MASK in salon during your visit, then PLEASE DO SO. If you walk through the door wearing a mask your stylist will also wear a mask. Any staff member that you come into direct contact with will also wear a mask.
If you Do NOT want to wear a mask and you walk through the door without one on your stylist can chose if they wear one or not.
I hope the measures put in place help to reassure you we are still operating a safe environment for you to visit whilst at the same time we are also trying to return to some form of normality.
If you have any concerns about any of the restrictions above, then please do not hesitate to reply to this email or contact me personally at firstname.lastname@example.org I will endeavour to answer your questions to the best of my ability.
From myself and Team Caprio’s thank you for your continued support and loyalty through what has been and still is a tough time.
Caprio’s Hair Studio