COVID-19

NZCTWA Important Guidelines:

Through the rapid onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, peering into a client’s open mouth has become one of the hypothetically riskiest tasks that any professional Teeth Whitening Practitioner can undertake.

Therefore, because Covid-19 may not be eradicated globally for some time, some say at least 12-months, here are 18 recommendations to help keep you and your clients safe from infection.

    IMPORTANT LINKS:

    Review the Cross-Infection guidelines set-out  in your NZCTWA training manual.

    See >> Click Here

    Review Dept. of Health advice.

    • See Videos.
    • Download printable posters for your clinic

    See >> Click Here

    Client Tracking:
    We have been advised that part of Level-2 will be Client Tracking.

    So here is a handy tool to help >> https://www.guesthq.co.nz/register

    Some Guidelines to help keep you, your staff and clients safe;

    • Ask if the client has been or is feeling unwell. If they have been unwell at all you must reschedule in 14-days. Even if they say it is “just hay fever”. You can say it is a NZCTWA requirement.
    • Ask if your client has had contact with anyone returning from overseas. If contact was within the past 14-days. Reschedule.
    • Always wear your face mask and gloves when engaging with any client.
    • Wear a face shield and hair covering when working close to your client.
    • Have your client rinse their mouth with a teaspoon of alcohol type mouthwash just prior to their treatment (Such as Listerine) – a small disposable plastic ‘shot cup’ is good for this.
    • Wash your hands with soap and water before you touch your gloves. Then put your gloves on. AND then sanitise your gloves once you are wearing them. Ensure you do not miss your thumbs and between your fingers.
    Have a 60%+ Alcohol Hand Sanitiser available on a table outside your entrance. Instruct your client to use prior to entry.

    Have hand Sanitiser located in your clinic, hand basin area and toilet.

    Be mindful about client ‘touch-points’

    That is, anything a client may touch.
    Examples:

    1. Waiting room magazines, brochures, newspapers and the like – remove them totally.
    2. Products on display –  ADD “Please do not touch” signs.
    3. Your counter bell button. Best to remove and have NO ‘walk-ins’
    4. Your Eftpos key pad. Unless PayWave. Do not pass the machine to then to hold during the transaction.
    5. Any hand rails inside and/or outside.
    6. Door handles.
    7. Toilet.
    Wash your hands with soap and water before you touch your gloves, then put your gloves on.

    AND then sanitise your gloves once you are wearing them.

    Ensure you do not miss your thumbs and between your fingers.

    • Maintain ‘social distancing’ right up to the last moment before you begin the teeth whitening procedure. Then spend the shortest time you can interfaced with your client by being well prepared, that is, having your work trolley with everything laid out ready to go will help this. Cover this with plastic until you get started and between cycles.
    • Keep your work trolley at least 1 metre from your client and preferably behind them, yet accessible to you.
    • One client at a time IN your clinic – no ‘support’ person in your waiting area.
    • Provide an Alcohol based Hand Sanitiser at your clinic entrance. Clients must use this before entry. A small table outside your clinic entrance door works well.
    • Have clients wait in their car rather than your waiting room. Call & text when they can enter your clinic.
    • Leave enough time between clients to sanitise all chairs/beds etc.

    Sanitising between clients; 
    Cleaning vs. Sanitising > Know the Difference

    1. Sanitise/disinfect all chairs, beds, door handles, hand rails, Toilet, Eftpos, etc; ANYTHING your client has had contact with.
      View your clients as if they have Covid-19 
    2. Sanitise your machines Light head with a disinfectant spray or wet wipe – DO NOT use a strong alcohol or aerosol product because it will turn the plastic lens of your light cloudy and reduce its effectiveness.
    3. Wear a smock or like covering and change your work clothes daily. Add a disinfectant into your wash.

    Please Note:  These NZCTWA Covid-19 Guidelines are provided to NZCTWA Members in good faith and should be read in conjunct with any present and/or future NZ Government directives regarding Covid-19. They for guidance and reference purposes. The NZCTWA Member and or their staff use these guidelines at their discretion and acknowledge that reliance on such information is not a guarantee of immunity for themselves or their clients from Covid-19.

    © New Zealand Cosmetic Teeth Whitening Association 2020

    COVID-19

    NZCTWA Important Guidelines:

    Through the rapid onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, peering into a client’s open mouth has become one of the hypothetically riskiest tasks that any professional Teeth Whitening Practitioner can undertake.

    Therefore, because Covid-19 may not be eradicated globally for some time, some say at least 12-months, here are 18 recommendations to help keep you and your clients safe from infection.

      IMPORTANT LINKS:

      Review the Cross-Infection guidelines set-out  in your NZCTWA training manual.

      See >> Click Here

      Review Dept. of Health advice.

      • See Videos.
      • Download printable posters for your clinic

      See >> Click Here

      Client Tracking:
      We have been advised that part of Level-2 will be Client Tracking.

      So here is a handy tool to help >> https://www.guesthq.co.nz/register

      Some Guidelines to help keep you, your staff and clients safe;

      • Ask if the client has been or is feeling unwell. If they have been unwell at all you must reschedule in 14-days. Even if they say it is “just hay fever”. You can say it is a NZCTWA requirement.
      • Ask if your client has had contact with anyone returning from overseas. If contact was within the past 14-days. Reschedule.
      • Always wear your face mask and gloves when engaging with any client.
      • Wear a face shield and hair covering when working close to your client.
      • Have your client rinse their mouth with a teaspoon of alcohol type mouthwash just prior to their treatment (Such as Listerine) – a small disposable plastic ‘shot cup’ is good for this.
      • Wash your hands with soap and water before you touch your gloves. Then put your gloves on. AND then sanitise your gloves once you are wearing them. Ensure you do not miss your thumbs and between your fingers.
      Have a 60%+ Alcohol Hand Sanitiser available on a table outside your entrance. Instruct your client to use prior to entry.

      Have hand Sanitiser located in your clinic, hand basin area and toilet.

      Be mindful about client ‘touch-points’

      That is, anything a client may touch.
      Examples:

      1. Waiting room magazines, brochures, newspapers and the like – remove them totally.
      2. Products on display –  ADD “Please do not touch” signs.
      3. Your counter bell button. Best to remove and have NO ‘walk-ins’
      4. Your Eftpos key pad. Unless PayWave. Do not pass the machine to then to hold during the transaction.
      5. Any hand rails inside and/or outside.
      6. Door handles.
      7. Toilet.
      Wash your hands with soap and water before you touch your gloves, then put your gloves on.

      AND then sanitise your gloves once you are wearing them.

      Ensure you do not miss your thumbs and between your fingers.

      • Maintain ‘social distancing’ right up to the last moment before you begin the teeth whitening procedure. Then spend the shortest time you can interfaced with your client by being well prepared, that is, having your work trolley with everything laid out ready to go will help this. Cover this with plastic until you get started and between cycles.
      • Keep your work trolley at least 1 metre from your client and preferably behind them, yet accessible to you.
      • One client at a time IN your clinic – no ‘support’ person in your waiting area.
      • Provide an Alcohol based Hand Sanitiser at your clinic entrance. Clients must use this before entry. A small table outside your clinic entrance door works well.
      • Have clients wait in their car rather than your waiting room. Call & text when they can enter your clinic.
      • Leave enough time between clients to sanitise all chairs/beds etc.

      Sanitising between clients; 
      Cleaning vs. Sanitising > Know the Difference

      1. Sanitise/disinfect all chairs, beds, door handles, hand rails, Toilet, Eftpos, etc; ANYTHING your client has had contact with.
        View your clients as if they have Covid-19 
      2. Sanitise your machines Light head with a disinfectant spray or wet wipe – DO NOT use a strong alcohol or aerosol product because it will turn the plastic lens of your light cloudy and reduce its effectiveness.
      3. Wear a smock or like covering and change your work clothes daily. Add a disinfectant into your wash.

      Please Note:  These NZCTWA Covid-19 Guidelines are provided to NZCTWA Members in good faith and should be read in conjunct with any present and/or future NZ Government directives regarding Covid-19. They for guidance and reference purposes. The NZCTWA Member and or their staff use these guidelines at their discretion and acknowledge that reliance on such information is not a guarantee of immunity for themselves or their clients from Covid-19.

      © New Zealand Cosmetic Teeth Whitening Association 2020