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UK Spa Association launches guidelines to reopen spas
24 Jun 2020 . BY Megan Whitby
The UKSA’s industry-specific guidance relates to the spa, salon and wellness sector
Photo: Shutterstock/ Studio Romantic
Our next task is to demand an urgent review of the reopening decision that has been made
– Adam Chatterley
Industry body, the UK Spa Association (UKSA), has revealed it’s official COVID-19 Reopening Guidelines.

The guidelines are designed to work hand-in-hand with the government guidelines for close-contact services which were released this morning – ‘Keeping workers and clients safe during COVID19 in close contact services’.

The government document is aimed at spas, hairdressing salons, beauty and nail bars, makeup, sports and massage therapy and well-being and holistic locations – however, the only facilities from this list allowed to reopen by the government are hair salons, beginning on 4 July.

At the time of writing, spas have been given no official reopening date.

The UKSA’s industry-specific guidance relates to the spa, salon and wellness sector, and is designed for the initial reopening period and anticipated social distancing restrictions.

Helena Grzesk, UKSA GM, stated: “While the government guidelines cover all industries with close contact work, our guidelines have been tailored specifically for spas and salons. Within this comprehensive document, spas will find the information they need to open in a COVID-19 safe way.”

The guidelines feature advice about managing risk of infection, returning to the workplace, PPE, social-distancing, cleaning and equipment, as well as information on how to approach treatments and handling treatment rooms.

The UKSA has also provided guidance on reopening pools and thermal areas, managing retail, laundry procedures, bookings and handling marketing and communication during reopening.

According to the industry body, the document is not a legal requirement and does not replace government guidance.

“Along with the industry in general we were disappointed to hear that the government has decided not to allow spas to reopen on the 4 July as hoped,” said Adam Chatterley, UKSA chair.

“However, it’s a milestone that Boris Johnson specifically referenced to spas in their own right in his speech. At the start of this lockdown journey, the government simply classified spas under a wider ‘massage parlour’ banner.”

“The initial draft guidelines the government issued to us as part of the BEIS advisory board woefully under-represented our sector, with little appreciation of the complexity and range of services that we offer.

“The good news is that now we’ve achieved this essential recognition, we can begin to demand more clarity for spas within these guidelines,” explained Chatterley.

“Our next task is to demand an urgent review of the reopening decision that has been made, with full disclosure on a future target reopening date that the government is working towards. We will continue to fight on our industry's behalf and we will not stop until we see spas back in business with the critical support and information that they need.”
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ResortSuite’s app lets guests control their own wellness itinerary
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Bioline Jatò launches men’s skincare range and treatment to combat visible ageing
Italian skincare brand Bioline Jatò has unveiled a new treatment and multi-action skincare range designed for men’s skincare needs.
Twilight Trees unveils foliage-filled spa safety screens
New Living Spaces screens could be of interest to spas going the extra mile to demonstrate how safe and clean their facilities are.
Iyashi Dôme: the original Japanese sauna
In 2004, Shogoro Uemura, CEO of Iyashi Dôme, was inspired by his father’s work to create a new treatment protocol based on the Japanese tradition of sand bathing.
New Halotherapy Solutions device delivers salt therapy in treatment rooms
There’s growing consumer interest in halo (salt) therapy since COVID-19 as people look to improve their respiratory health and boost their immune systems.
Blu Spas to launch new wellness concepts
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Bryte develops AI smart-bed to improve and optimise restorative sleep
Silicon Valley tech startup, Bryte, proposes that hotels need to commit to in-room wellness in every guest room – for Bryte, the true catalyst to in-room wellness is through improving restorative sleep.
Sothys reveals eye contour treatment designed to combat puffiness, ageing and dark circles
Sothys has developed a multifunction eyecare range and treatment designed to target the eye contour’s problem areas.
Nilo parent company launches UV-Totem sanitiser
Italy’s Maletti Group, the parent company to Nilo wellness equipment, has worked with the University of Perugia to develop a device that sanitises any spa room continuously and not just at intervals in the day.
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UK Spa Association launches guidelines to reopen spas
24 Jun 2020 . BY Megan Whitby
The UKSA’s industry-specific guidance relates to the spa, salon and wellness sector
Photo: Shutterstock/ Studio Romantic
Our next task is to demand an urgent review of the reopening decision that has been made
– Adam Chatterley
Industry body, the UK Spa Association (UKSA), has revealed it’s official COVID-19 Reopening Guidelines.

The guidelines are designed to work hand-in-hand with the government guidelines for close-contact services which were released this morning – ‘Keeping workers and clients safe during COVID19 in close contact services’.

The government document is aimed at spas, hairdressing salons, beauty and nail bars, makeup, sports and massage therapy and well-being and holistic locations – however, the only facilities from this list allowed to reopen by the government are hair salons, beginning on 4 July.

At the time of writing, spas have been given no official reopening date.

The UKSA’s industry-specific guidance relates to the spa, salon and wellness sector, and is designed for the initial reopening period and anticipated social distancing restrictions.

Helena Grzesk, UKSA GM, stated: “While the government guidelines cover all industries with close contact work, our guidelines have been tailored specifically for spas and salons. Within this comprehensive document, spas will find the information they need to open in a COVID-19 safe way.”

The guidelines feature advice about managing risk of infection, returning to the workplace, PPE, social-distancing, cleaning and equipment, as well as information on how to approach treatments and handling treatment rooms.

The UKSA has also provided guidance on reopening pools and thermal areas, managing retail, laundry procedures, bookings and handling marketing and communication during reopening.

According to the industry body, the document is not a legal requirement and does not replace government guidance.

“Along with the industry in general we were disappointed to hear that the government has decided not to allow spas to reopen on the 4 July as hoped,” said Adam Chatterley, UKSA chair.

“However, it’s a milestone that Boris Johnson specifically referenced to spas in their own right in his speech. At the start of this lockdown journey, the government simply classified spas under a wider ‘massage parlour’ banner.”

“The initial draft guidelines the government issued to us as part of the BEIS advisory board woefully under-represented our sector, with little appreciation of the complexity and range of services that we offer.

“The good news is that now we’ve achieved this essential recognition, we can begin to demand more clarity for spas within these guidelines,” explained Chatterley.

“Our next task is to demand an urgent review of the reopening decision that has been made, with full disclosure on a future target reopening date that the government is working towards. We will continue to fight on our industry's behalf and we will not stop until we see spas back in business with the critical support and information that they need.”
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PRODUCT NEWS
Zenoti partners with RUSH Hair and Beauty Salons to provide a client-focused digital solution
Spa software company, Zenoti, is partnering with RUSH Hair and Beauty Salons to provide advanced salon management solutions.
Gharieni unveils versatile treatment table to helps spas be ‘flexible, fast and effective’
Spa and wellness equipment supplier, Gharieni, has unveiled The Gharieni 601 treatment table, which combines the best features of a spa table and a beauty chair in one versatile product.
ResortSuite’s app lets guests control their own wellness itinerary
“The future has always been tech-based, but COVID-19 will drive this trend from a nice-to- have to a must-have,” claims Frank Pitsikalis, founder and CEO of hospitality management software system ResortSuite.
Bioline Jatò launches men’s skincare range and treatment to combat visible ageing
Italian skincare brand Bioline Jatò has unveiled a new treatment and multi-action skincare range designed for men’s skincare needs.
Twilight Trees unveils foliage-filled spa safety screens
New Living Spaces screens could be of interest to spas going the extra mile to demonstrate how safe and clean their facilities are.
Iyashi Dôme: the original Japanese sauna
In 2004, Shogoro Uemura, CEO of Iyashi Dôme, was inspired by his father’s work to create a new treatment protocol based on the Japanese tradition of sand bathing.
New Halotherapy Solutions device delivers salt therapy in treatment rooms
There’s growing consumer interest in halo (salt) therapy since COVID-19 as people look to improve their respiratory health and boost their immune systems.
Blu Spas to launch new wellness concepts
Blu Spas is a full-service firm offering consulting, advisory and operating solutions.
Bryte develops AI smart-bed to improve and optimise restorative sleep
Silicon Valley tech startup, Bryte, proposes that hotels need to commit to in-room wellness in every guest room – for Bryte, the true catalyst to in-room wellness is through improving restorative sleep.
Sothys reveals eye contour treatment designed to combat puffiness, ageing and dark circles
Sothys has developed a multifunction eyecare range and treatment designed to target the eye contour’s problem areas.
Nilo parent company launches UV-Totem sanitiser
Italy’s Maletti Group, the parent company to Nilo wellness equipment, has worked with the University of Perugia to develop a device that sanitises any spa room continuously and not just at intervals in the day.
The Core of your spa reopening
With new government guidelines shifting how spas operate, it is important to use a system that complies with these changes. This is where Core by Premier Software® comes in.
+ More products   
 
COMPANY PROFILES
Barr + Wray Ltd

Being able to create award-winning spas, offering a full interior design package and a technical a [more...]
+ More profiles  
CATALOGUE GALLERY
+ More catalogues  

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ResortSuite mobile: give your guests unlimited access to your resort
ResortSuite mobile. Deploy your own fully branded app. Give your guests unlimited access to your resort with real time booking capabilities, dining reservations, itineraries, member profiles and more... Find out more...
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DIRECTORY
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16-19 Aug 2020

SPATEC Spring North America

Ritz-Carlton, Miami, United States
23-24 Aug 2020

The International Congress of Esthetics and Spa - Long Beach

Long Beach Convention Center , Long Beach, United States
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