Covid-19 (Coronavirus) Safety Policy
The COVID-19 (Coronavirus) epidemic is developing rapidly. This document sets out the Academies policy on actions to be taken in response to the epidemic. It should be noted that any compelling advice issued by central government or the local authority will take precedence over the actions set out in this policy.
We have devised a response to the Covid-19 epidemic, following government guidelines -
PPE: All staff and learners will be provided will government approved Personal Protective Equipment including visors, disposable gloves, disposable overalls and N95 masks.
Safe Distancing: We will endeavour to comply with safe distancing as much as is possible given the nature of the delivery method. We will only allow a maximum of two models into the waiting area at any one time, they will be placed at more than 2 metres apart.
We will abide by the 2-metre rule for all learners and tutors as much as possible. Only one learner will be permitted to practice on a live model at a time, the learner will be overseen by one tutor, this is the only occasion the 2 metre rule will not be observed due to the nature of the learning. Both the learner and tutor will be in full PPE to minimise any risk.
Innovative Learning Techniques: Tying into the above point; we have devised and will utilise innovative learning techniques for our learners. To ensure safe distancing as much as possible we will cast live procedures onto a screen for learners who are not practicing on the live model to observe whilst maintaining a safe distance, the tutors will also give a running commentary on the procedures.
Staff Covid-19 Qualifications: All our staff have completed beauty and aesthetics specific Covid-19 safety qualifications.
Hygiene and Sanitation: We deliver our procedures from the same space as an organisation that delivers training to practising nurses, due to this all our premises including work tops, equipment and all surfaces, including touch surfaces such as doors, door handles, windows .etc. are cleaned with medical grade cleaners daily. Medical grade hand sanitisers are available for all staff, clients, and delegates to use in all our rooms; including the waiting room.
All toilets, washrooms and kitchens are cleaned hourly and sanitized. All hand washes are kept topped up. Beauty couches and direct surfaces will be sprayed and wiped down using both anti-bacterial & disinfectant spray after each procedure as normal.
Temperature Checks: We will advise all staff, learners, and models to not attend if they feel unwell. Every person entering the premises will get their temperature checked to ensure safety.