Published on the 1st March 2021
On 22nd February 2021, the Government announced its roadmap to ease Covid-19 restrictions in England. It is very encouraging that the combination of national lock-downs and an efficient vaccination program, which many of you have contributed to, have been successful in bringing the R rate, hospitalisations, and the number of deaths down. The government is asking the public to continue complying with the lockdown and measures to reduce the rate of transmission outlining a step wise exit strategy towards more freedoms.
Save Face has reviewed the updated legislation and sought guidance from the Department of Health who have issued the following guidance:
‘Personal care services provided for essential medical and health needs, which cannot be deferred, may continue. For example, treatments for a diagnosed health condition or injury that is currently causing severe pain or mobility issues, or severely impacting quality of life, or for cosmetic treatments associated with cancer treatment. This does not extend to services provided for general stress relief, relaxation or preventative healthcare purposes:
Personal care services (excluding saunas and steam rooms) will be able to re-open at Step 2 of the roadmap, which will take place no earlier than 12th April, subject to an assessment of the data against the Government’s ‘four tests’.’
Further information about the roadmap can be found at the following link: COVID-19 Response – Spring 2021 – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
In preparing to resume services on 12th April, Save Face wishes to remind registrants that strict adherence to infection prevention and control measures must continue to be adhered to.
Please revisit your risk assessments and the Save Face COVID-19 Operational Protocol and ensure your practice continues to be compliant.
Save Face has received many questions about the vaccines regarding any risk they might pose to dermal fillers and any other cosmetic procedures. We have uploaded updated guidance to the Save Face Dashboard to accommodate the national vaccination programme and potential issues or concerns arising.Please click here to login to your dashboard area.
We do appreciate how challenging this past year has been for everyone, and how difficult this constant uncertainty is for everyone on so many levels. We are here to support you, and promote public safety, do feel free to contact us if you have any further questions or concerns.
If you are in a devolved country, please refer to your local government guidelines as they may differ or be updated from time to time.