Returning to spas after Covid-19

Read our industry insights on how spas are working to protect your health and wellbeing after coronavirus

Are spas safe after coronavirus?

Spas are places of sanctuary, rest and reassurance, supporting our mental and physical wellbeing, as well as providing space in which we can spend time with loved ones without the white noise of the outside world. Spa experiences have the power to be extremely healing during both personal and collective times of stress. However, as always, health and safety is the first priority and we are very much aware that you might have questions around hygiene protocols and risk management at spas in the wake of Covid-19.

The first thing we would like to reassure you about, is that by their very nature spas have always had extremely strict hygiene and risk assessment protocols. This is already an inbuilt part of the way that they work, and at the forefront of their consideration, even under normal circumstances. While existing protocols will remain in place going forward, there are also additional updates and precautions being taken to protect the wellbeing of both spa goers, anyone who works in a spa, and the wider community, so that we can all continue to enjoy their many health benefits. These protocols will continue to be updated in line with government guidelines and as the situation evolves.

With this in mind, we wanted to give you an insight into the protocols that are already in place at most spas and how they are being updated. This information is informed by governing bodies, including the UK Spa Association, and we will continue to update this page as and when any further information is available.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the team.

Our insights

Are spas open?

There are several different regulations in place across the UK which alter the specific inclusions and facilities on offer. Here, we’ve collated all of the latest updates and information around reopenings.

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Post Covid Spa Guidelines & Protocols - FAQs

We appreciate you may have questions about what to expect on your next trip. To help you prepare, we’ve answered some of your most frequently asked questions about returning to spas.

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Is it safe to have a massage or touch treatment?

One of the things it’s really important to know is that as part of therapist training there is a high degree of risk management involved. So even under regular circumstances they are extremely mindful of making sure that touch treatments and the environments in which they are delivered, are safe.

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Our video interview with The UK Spa Association

We are working closely with The UK Spa Association to answer all of your questions about returning to spas. Here Helena Grzesk, General Manager of UKSA, reminds us of the relaxing and restorative powers of spa whilst explaining how we expect spas to return.

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What spa have always done for hygiene and risk management

Spas are required by law to adhere to a certain set of health and safety requirements. There are a lot of regulations that they need to comply with, both for the health and safety of spa goers, spa therapists and anyone else who works at a spa.

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