The Joint Council for Cosmetic Practitioners (JCCP) has released new guidance stating that clinics should not remain open following the recent second wave lockdown announcement in England.
According to the JCCP, a full return to business should only officially resume when the Government administrations in the four UK nations advise that is legally safe to do so.
Practitioners are still able to practice if there is a medical reason for doing so, and it is advised by the JCCP that practitioners should use their clinical judgement when determining whether a patient required a consultation, assessment or an urgent treatment intervention for either a ‘medical’ or ‘medically-related’ treatment’.
When lockdown eases, the JCCP states that Government advice on resumption of practice should only form part your decision to reopen, along with being sure that your clinic is able to implement a risk-assessed and informed policy, and other material factors which may impinge on your capacity to perform safely and responsibly.
The full JCCP guidelines on adapting your practice during COVID-19 can be found here.