Barbers and hairdressers in Denbighshire are being reminded of a change in guidance regarding protective equipment.
Denbighshire County Council is reminding close contact service businesses of changes in Welsh Government guidance which includes requiring barbers and hairdressers to wear a Type II mask with three layers plus a clear face visor which covers the forehead, extends below the chin, and wraps around the side of the face.
The council has been working with Denbighshire businesses ensuring they are adhering to the guidelines and customers are being encouraged to report any businesses breaking the rules.
Cllr Mark Young, the Council’s Lead Member for Planning, Public Protection and Safer Communities, said: “We are reminding barbers, hairdressers and customers of the change in guidance regarding PPE.
“It is vitally important businesses follow this guidance to help reduce the risk of outbreaks and keep our communities safe.
“The council has been visiting businesses to ensure they are following the guidance and that they are keeping customers safe and we will look to take enforcement action against those not following the guidelines.
“We are also asking customers who are aware of businesses not following the guidance to report the matter to the council.”
As well as wearing PPE, close contact service businesses should ensure 2m social distancing in the waiting area, toys and magazines should have been removed from the waiting area, hand sanitiser should be provided for staff and customers and an appointment system and contact tracing should be in place while equipment should be disinfected between each client treatment.
The council says you can report a business by contacting the council via firstname.lastname@example.org
* Businesses can read the latest guidance from the Welsh Government at https://gov.wales/close-contact-services-businesses-coronavirus-workplace-guidance