Mandatory masks for both clients and stylists prevent the spread. Here is a news article to back that statement up. CTV NEWS
We are so excited to get back to doing what we love to do – serving you. We will have flexible hours/days for the first weeks of our return as we work together to navigate this new normal. We thank you in advance for your patience as we work to safely get back to providing you with the best possible care. Please visit the Covid-19 Response Page for our safe practices.
Your stylist, Susanne
PS: Below is some information because I have been asked to produce some factual information about this topic.
—– Can blow drying hair spread the virus? —–
Speaking of blowing air, readers like Rita M. are wondering if the hair dryer at the salon can spread COVID-19.
The experts we asked said it is a possibility, but there isn’t any concrete data to back it up.
Blow drying may spread droplet particles beyond “the two-metre radius that we normally talk about with breathing, coughing and sneezing,” said Dr. Mark Downing, infectious disease physician at St. Joseph’s Health Centre in Toronto.
But “the risk is extremely low,” said Dr. Zain Chagla, infectious disease physician at St. Joseph’s Healthcare in Hamilton.
“If someone were to breathe, cough, or sneeze droplets while the hair dryer is running, it could technically push the droplet around,” he said.
“That being said, the dry air from the hair dryer as well as the heat will likely disrupt the virus within that droplet, making it less infectious.”
The real risk in a salon doesn’t come from blow dryers, our experts agreed, but from our close proximity to others and the potential contact with high-touch surfaces.
The Alberta government said blow drying is not recommended unless both the stylist and client wear masks. Our experts said that is something everyone should be doing anyway when physical distancing is a challenge. Both stylists and clients should be sure to wash their hands and avoid coming in if they’re sick.
Hair salons should also book appointments in advance to minimize walk-in traffic, maintain adequate spacing between customers — including in the waiting areas — and disinfect surfaces and equipment between each appointment.
Read the full CBC full article here: https://www.cbc.ca/news/health/fans-air-conditioning-covid-questions-answered-1.5604437