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Nails and Coronavirus

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Sunshine1239 Sat 14-Mar-20 11:24:58


Don’t want this turning into huge Coronavirus debate as there’s a whole thread for that but we people still getting their nails done - mainly acrylic nails in current climate? I’m due an in full today but I’m apprehensive. Not only do the practitioners touch people all day but mainly because they’re known to harbour germs according to public health.

Are you carrying on or taking them off? I work in a grim place we’re infection if it hits will spread rapidly


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Sunshine1239 Sat 14-Mar-20 11:25:25

Due an in- fill that should say

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ilovecherries Sat 14-Mar-20 11:39:23

I’d take them off for a bit if I’m honest. I’ve clipped my nails short and stopped wearing rings and watch to maximise effectiveness of hand washing.

Sunshine1239 Sat 14-Mar-20 11:59:08

I agree I’ve spoken to some friends who work in nhs who say they’re bannned for same reasons

Perhaps they should publicise it!

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Lily193 Sat 14-Mar-20 19:04:32

I definitely wouldn't go near a hair or beauty salon at the moment. The lady that does my nails seems to have a permanent cold so I'll be doing them at home for the time being.

eurochick Sat 14-Mar-20 19:15:49

All my nails have gone brittle and snapped off. Probably due to all the extra washing and alcohol gel. I won't be doing anything to them for a while - they look awful.

happymummy12345 Sat 14-Mar-20 19:28:29

I get my nails done (acrylics) and eyebrows waxed every fortnight. I won't stop going

PatchworkElmer Sat 14-Mar-20 19:35:20

Booked to have my gels taken off in a fortnight- won’t be having them done again until this is over.

If things escalate massively in the next 2 weeks, I’ll just do a bodge job of removing it myself.

Pookaroo Sat 14-Mar-20 19:42:44

I had my in fills done today, my nail place is making everyone wash there hands before they do anything and they are all wearing gloves and washing there hands between clients.

Sunshine1239 Sat 14-Mar-20 19:57:18

It’s not so much the hygiene in the shop it’s that fact you can’t kee them clean day to day

That’s why nurses etc banned I think orao I’ve heard

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Sunshine1239 Sat 14-Mar-20 19:57:51

Or so I’ve heard - that shud say

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Veterinari Sat 14-Mar-20 20:01:44

No healthcare professional would wear nails - they harbour germs and are impossible to clean properly. Bacteria thrive in the glue/gel

WindyScales Sat 14-Mar-20 20:24:39

I know a couple of teens who work at McDonald’s and they aren’t allowed to have false nails for hygiene reasons and that’s in a pre-coronavirus world. False nails harbour germs as you can’t wash your hand properly.

Auldspinster Sat 14-Mar-20 20:46:40

I'm keeping mine short and unpolished.

dontgobaconmyheart Sun 15-Mar-20 08:04:02

I don't get my nails done anyway, and keep them fairly short but have switched to keeping them even shorter and making sure there are no hang nails etc, anything that might cause a small cut if it were caught, lots of hand cream to prevent cracking and so on. Seems a fairly easy way to improve hand hygiene at a time when it's so crucial- so why not, takes seconds!

AnnaMagnani Sun 15-Mar-20 08:14:32

You can't wash your hands properly with false nails or any length to your nails at all.

Look at step 8 - you can't do it effectively without supershort nails.

schnubbins Sun 15-Mar-20 08:16:11

I was a nurse so always had my nails short and unpolished.I have always been an avid hand washer just out of our habit and maybe I am just lucky but I never get colds or flu.I got my nails done once for a special occasion and could not wait to get them off as trying to keep them clean was so difficult .It was like having ' underneath the couch' under my nails... everything gathered there .I have been thinking about this also seeing that so many have acrylic nails I cannot imagine that having them now is a good thing.

mysteryfairy Sun 15-Mar-20 08:20:18

The thing that gives me pause on just not going for any of the things I typically have done is that my beautician is likely to lose her business which she only set up independently on a year ago if everyone cancels.

bigbluebus Sun 15-Mar-20 08:29:12

I can't see why people are obsessing with hand washing/sanitizing if they are then going to wear their nails long and painted. That's definitely a breeding ground for bacteria.

schnubbins Sun 15-Mar-20 08:31:59

I am wondering about mobile phones too.Hard to really keep clean and always plonked on tables when eating.

Auldspinster Sun 15-Mar-20 20:15:28

I've got glasses cleaning wipes and spray which I've been using to clean my phone.

managedmis Mon 16-Mar-20 00:19:20

Puts me off a pedicure too, tbh

MrsPelligrinoPetrichor Mon 16-Mar-20 07:18:33

I wouldn't have them due to not being able to keep your hands clean, especially at the moment.

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