COVID-19

Studio Rules regarding COVID-19 Health and Safety / Infection Control Policy


Skins and Needles Cambridgeshire is based inside All sacred Tattoo Parlour and there are strict guidelines which we all have to follow. Please read the below statement from the studio....

For most countries around the world, the COVID-19 pandemic has forced the closure of body art facilities (including
tattooing, body piercing and laser treatments). As the UK seek to reopen their economies and ease measures like
forced business closings and social distancing, all sacred tattoo Parlour has sought to give accurate, appropriate, and
achievable guidelines for all our artist / customers to follow to decrease the spread of COVID-19 and lower the
impact in our studio. We continue to follow local council, national guidelines regarding health and safety / infection
control on our premises and will update procedures when necessary.
Appointments Only
All sacred tattoo parlour will now be a closed / Private studio until further notice. This means that all appointments,
which include having your tattoo done, Consultations, paying for deposits / gift vouchers, Body piercings or laser
treatments must have an appointment before you arrive at our studio. Studio appointments can be made by
telephone, social media or email. If you do not have an appointment, you will not be allowed on the premises. All
appointments you must attend on your own. Do not bring friends or family with you as they will not be allowed into
the studio.
Please arrive to your appointment as close to the start time as possible. Please do not arrive early for your
appointment as it is the only way to control people traffic in the studio and provide adequate cleaning time between
clients. If you are running late to your appointment, please call us on 01353 860552.
All customers who step foot into our studio will be asked to fill in a COVID-19 Track and Trace Form. This is so we can
monitor who has been in our studio and if a customer does develop symptoms of COVID-19 we will contact you to
inform you to self-isolate for 14 days.
If you are showing signs of COVID-19 (High temperature, Continuous cough, loss or change of smell or taste) 21 days
before / after your appointment you must contact the studio immediately. If you have contracted the virus before
your visit, we will rearrange your appointment. If you show signs of COVID-19 within 21 days of your visit, you must
contact us immediately so our studio can self-isolate and contact other customers who maybe at risk. We will ask
you if you have had an NHS approved test and should the results show positive / Negative we will ask you to supply
us with evidence (results are sent by text / email). All UK residents are now entitled to a test. These tests are free,
and the results usually come back within 48 hours. The nearest test station for residents who live in the local area is
in ELY. You can book a test through the NHS websitewww.nhs.uk/ask-for-a-coronavirus-test . Failure to inform us
will result in refusal of service for up to 12 months. Any future pre booked appointments you may have will be
cancelled and your deposit lost.
If a member of staff is showing signs or one of their family members are showing signs of COVID-19 they will self-
isolate and get an NHS test ASAP. Unfortunately, if an artist does have to self-isolate all future appointments will be
postponed till, they are given all clear. This is no fault of the artist. This is for your safety and the artist safety to
prevent the spread of this virus. Appointments will be rescheduled for a future date or a gift voucher refund will be
issued to be used within 12 months.
Visiting Our Studio
For your safety and to maintain social distancing we have now studio rules in place that all staff / Customers must
follow. If you do not follow our studio rules you will be asked to leave the premises and you will lose your deposit.
- As soon as you enter the building you will be asked to fill in our studio COVID-19 Track and Trace form.
Please do not sit down in the waiting area till this form has been completed by a member of staff. A
member of staff will take your temperature by the use of a non-contact infrared thermometer and write it
down on the form. We will be using a temperature traffic light system. If your temperature shows green it
means your safe to come in and showing no signs of having a high temperature. Orange means its slightly
higher than usual. We will ask to retake your temperature 10 minutes later (in case wearing a coat/ warm
clothes effect this). If your temperature shows red, you will be asked to leave the studio immediately and ask

to call us to talk about rearranging your appointment. Red indicates having a high temperature and can be a
sign of COVID-19. If your temperature is green you will be shown the nearest hand washing facility and asked
to wash your hands. You will be required to wear a face mask at all times while in our studio. We will provide
all PPE for customers including face masks while in our studio. Due to increase costs from suppliers to cover
PPE and additional cleaning products we do require an additional £5 surcharge to cover costs. Payment is
required at the time you arrive (please bring correct money as we don’t always have change in the studio),
or you can pay through our website in advance by PayPal. If you refuse to wear a face mask or have your
temperature taken, or comply with studio PPE guidelines, we will refuse service and any deposit for your
appointment will be lost. If you see a customer near the entrance having these checks done, please wait
outside till we call you in.
- All customers who are having treatments must fill in a consent form and hand to reception. If your
appointment has been given a set price you will be asked to pay before the appointment starts. Please make
sure you bring payment with you to the appointment by cash only.
- Social distancing at the reception desk/ seating area is a must and markings will be set out for your safety
through out the whole studio (2-meter distance)
- Through out the day you must regularly wash your hands and maybe asked to take your temperature again.
- All personal belongings must be kept with you at all times. Please do not leave them in the seating area.
- Breaks / lunch time will be spread out with all artists/ customers. Breaks must not be taking with another
customer / artist. Food must be eaten in the seating area and rubbish disposed of in the domestic bin
located in the area. Toilet area will also be marked out for social distancing
- If you are a smoker, we ask you smoke in the smoking area which is located at the rear of the premises and
not at the front of the shop.
- All members of staff will have on Full PPE (personal protective equipment) at all times. These include face
masks / shields, gloves and apron. The studio owner Cindy Muhidin will also keep a staff log of all staffs daily
temperatures when they arrive in the studio.
- Deep clean off the studio will be done every day before the studio opens. All common surfaces such as door
handles, reception area etc will be cleaned frequently throughout the day and will be logged what time /
date.
- After every appointment your artist will deep clean their station which includes the use of distel high level
medical surface disinfectant, empty clinical / domestic bins in their area. Dispose of all customers / artist PPE
in our clinical waste (yellow Bags).
- New PPE will be worn for every new customer.

Treatments on the premises
Risk assessments have now been carried out on the following treatments
- Tattooing
- Body Piercing
- Laser Treatments.
All members of staff have had the assessments done to ensure these can be carried out safely. Our conclusion is that
these can all take place on the premises while wearing the correct PPE for the right Treatment. Unfortunately, until
further notice we will not be offering body piercings for under 16 years old. This is due to parental consent for under
age children needing a responsible adult with them. As stated in our policy customers must attend appointments on
their own which is impossible for an under age child needing a responsible adult with them. Risk assessment
procedures will be kept on file in the studio and can be seen by members of the public if requested in the studio.
Risk assessments will be carried out / monitored on a daily basis by studio owner Cindy Muhidin. These guidelines
are set by HSE.

Cancellation Policy

Our normal cancellation policy remains in place as stated on our websitewww.allsacredtattooparlour.com . Deposits
are non-refundable! If you can’t make an appointment, we require at least 72 hour’s notice by phone or by email or
you will lose the deposit. If you don’t show up, you lose the deposit. If you cancel in advance you don’t lose the
deposit. We will roll the deposit to your new appointment time. We value our time and yours, please give us as
much notice as possible when cancelling. If you are showing signs of COVID-19 on the day of your appointment we
would ask for you to book in for an NHS approved test to see if you have got it. If you send us a screen shot of your
test results you will not lose your deposit, but it will be moved to a new appointment. If you are showing signs we
ask that you call the studio immediately and then confirm in writing to our Facebook page or Gmail
allsacredtattoos@gmail.com. To book in for a NHS approved please go to the NHS websitewww.nhs.uk/ask-for-a-
coronavirus-test
If an artist is showing symptoms or our studio has to self-isolate, we will contact you ASAP to inform you. If an artist
is showing signs of COVID-19 they will also get an NHS approve test at a local test centre,
If the UK government puts us on Lock down, your deposit will remain safe and, on our system, till we can reopen. We
will put an announcement on our social media / website to inform customers of what is going on and do regular
updates.
All of these procedures have been implemented for your safety and the staff at All Sacred Tattoo Parlour. We will
continue to take advise from the government, NHS and local authorities regarding safe practice and will amend our
policies if necessary.


Thank you for your understanding.

Kind Regards

All Sacred Tattoo Family

 

Skins & Needles Cambridgeshire is based inside
All sacred Tattoo Parlour
9 main street
Litlleport
Ely
Cambridgeshire
CB6 1PH

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