Close Contact Services return to work during covid-19 resource sheets
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Hairdressing, beauty and close contact services


Useful Information

  • Remember to follow a set process for risk assessing the transmission of COVID-19 in the workplace and to follow the Scottish Government guidance for your sector:

Scottish Government Sector Guidance for Close Contact Services 

  • Healthy Working Lives has information on carrying out risk assessments and examples of general workplace controls at:

Healthy Working Lives Risk Assessment information

  • COVID Secure Check collects COVID-19 risk assessments published by employers and monitors good and bad practices.  Examples can be accessed via the portal (there may not be an example from your sector) :

COVID Secure Check


Sector Specific information and guidance 


Common issues and topics for the sector 

These include:

  • Businesses can open provided they follow government guidelines, inspections by local authorities are possible but are not a requirement ahead of reopening. Regulating occupational health and safety during COVID-19. 
  • You should carry out a risk assessment and read the sector guidance, this will help determine if additional Personal Protective Equipment is required for example - face/visor, mask/face covering, gloves and plastic apron.
  • Exceptions to physical distancing rules may be required for treatments but you should ensure that any clients waiting for services still maintain social distancing practice.
  • An appointment system is not mandatory but is now common practice to reduce waiting times and a build up of clients. An appointment system allows you to control how many customers enter your premises at any given time and it is easier to manage the social distancing guidance. Scottish Government social distancing Phase 3 guidance provides more guidance.

Resources to help you with risk assessments

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