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Covid lockdown

We’re back in the driving seat

Boris’s 4 step Roadmap will potentially allow us to open under step 2 on Monday 12th April, subject to data assessments being satisfactory. We’re looking forward to getting you freshly trimmed in time for Spring.

 

Implementing this plan requires the Government to be guided by data, not dates, so that they do not risk a surge in infections that would put unsustainable pressure on the NHS. For that reason, all the dates in the roadmap are indicative and subject to change. There will be a minimum of five weeks between each step: four weeks for the scientific data to reflect the changes in restrictions and to be analysed; followed by one week’s advance notice of the restrictions that will be eased.

Step 2 is currently booked marked to take effect no earlier than the 12th April, and will be subject to an assessment of the data against the four tests. If Step 2 is delayed, subsequent steps will need to be pushed back in order to maintain the necessary five week period to assess the impact of each step and to provide notice. We will keep you posted in the event that we are notified of any change in date.

We have provided a link covering steps 1- 4 here Publication of the Roadmap  As we move through each of these phases in the roadmap, we must all remember that COVID-19 remains a part of our lives. For the moment we are going to have to keep living our lives differently for the next few months to keep ourselves and others safe. As such our PPE and social distancing policies will remain in place at the Valet until the data indicates otherwise, so we will carry on with ‘hands, face, space’ and comply with the COVID-Secure measures that we previously had in place at the salon. Staff will wear full PPE and customers will need to wear a face masks whilst in the salon and also sanitize their hands on entry. If we all continue to play our part, we will be that bit closer to a future that is more familiar and hopefully we can achieve this by the 21st June by all doing the right thing, please see COVID-safe guidelines for close contact businesses,

How we plan to manage the booking process

Phase 1

We are currently in the process of calling all of our clients that are on the standby list to get you booked in as close to our opening date as possible, which will be no earlier than the 12th April. If we don’t reach you by telephone we will book you an appointment and will send confirmation of this by email and text message. If the time and date offered is not convenient for you, then please respond to the email and we will make alternative arrangements to suit your schedule.

Phase 2

Online booking will re-open on (Wednesday 24th February) at 11:00 am. If you haven’t already registered click here to access our appointment book or alternatively download our app from the app store or googleplay and search for the Valet Barbershop. Please note we will be also accepting booking requests via our contact us page. Our online booking facility also allows you to pay for your appointment upfront, which will help minimise a build up of customers at our point of sale and will also allow you to exit the salon strait after we have completed your treatment.

Phase 3

Our telephone lines will open to the public on Monday 12th April at 8:30 am Read More

Tier 4 restrictions force us to temporarily close!

We’ll be back soon enough!

Due to London being placed in Tier 4 we have had to temporarily close our doors as of December 20th

Due to the accelerated spread of the virus across our capital, our P.M Boris announced on Saturday the 19th December that all none essential retail to stop trading as of midnight and close their doors until further notice from the 20th December. Whilst we appreciate this maybe frustrating for most, it is important to remember that we do the right thing and adhere to the rules. We will be monitoring the Government website on a regular basis, and as soon as we know more on when we can reopen we will contact all clients that already had a booking to re-schedule their appointment. In the meantime keep safe! Remember to keep a regular eye on this blog for further updates. You can also subscribe to our newsletter.

Our online facility is still open for Valet Gift Card purchases

These gift cards make a very welcome Christmas present and get emailed directly to the person you are gifting. Alternatively, our online payment facility is available through your online booking account. All online deposits and gift cards will automatically be assigned to the client account to use at a later date. Click here to buy an online gift card or make a deposit on your account. Making a deposit or purchasing a gift card will aid social distancing, as when you have finished your appointment you can just leave the shop without needing to come into contact with our point of sale. Read More

Reopening December 2nd

Boris says we’re back to business next week!

The PM says ‘We can reopen on the 2nd’

From 2nd December we have 21 opening days until Christmas.
We still have room at the Inn, but urge you to book now.
Our phone lines will be open from 9:00 am on the 2nd Dec.
Online requests are currently being managed from our back office.
We will operate 100% within the Covid guidelines.
Christmas at the Valet, always an enjoyable experience. 

Despite various incorrect media announcements and some confusion over the 24-hour clock, the Prime Minister confirmed on Monday 23rd that all non-essential businesses are allowed to reopen their doors from the start of Wednesday 2nd December, regardless of the tier they fall into. Regional tiers will be announced later this week on Thursday 26th November.

From the 2nd December, we will operate our usual hours of business up to Christmas Eve. Our opening times in the run-up to Christmas and the New Year will be published shortly.

Since the recent announcement by the PM , we are now seeing online bookings coming in hard and fast. So don’t delay, get online now to get your pre-Christmas trim reserved. Please note some online bookings maybe subject to a slight time alteration within a 30 minute time slot, but in any event you will be notified of this a day prior to your appointment and this will also be confirmed on your booking text reminder.

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London Pub entrance

Will barbershops close down our pubs?

What makes us stand out from the crowd? 
How many guys are taking the pandemic seriously?
How important are Covid safe guidelines to most clients?
Are men bothered about Covid when visiting their Barbers?
Why are most of our clients comfortable visiting our shop?
What changes have we implemented since re-opening?

 

As we start to see a second wave of increasing Covid infection in London, it’s all the more reason to play things extra safe in our day to day activities.

In their last announcement, the Government introduced a 3 tier system in the UK to help us all understand and maintain infection rates from spiraling out of control again. As of the date of this post the London Borough of Croydon is currently set in tier 2, and as such is considered high risk, which is all the more reason for us all to maintain a sensible attitude and considerate approach with our day-to-day routines.

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We’ve got the Green Light

We’re open but ask that you #Stay Alert

Yes, we’re now officially back in business with effect from July 4th 2020. We hope you’re all safe and well and looking forward to a nice fresh trim.

Following the Government’s recent announcement of further lockdown easing and publication of COVID-safe guidelines for close contact businesses, we have now been given green light to re-open on Saturday 4th July at 10:00 am. There will be three phases for booking appointments.

Phase 1

For those of you that already had an appointment booked prior to lockdown and those who are on our standby list, please keep an ear out for that call, as we’ll be contacting you in within the next 24 hours to get those appointments re-booked.

Phase 2

Online booking will re-open this (Sunday 28th June) at 10:00 am. If you haven’t already registered click here to access our appointment book or alternatively get our app below. Please note we will be also accepting booking requests via our contact us page.

Phase 3

Our telephone lines will reopen for bookings on Friday 3rd July between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. Read More

Hello Gorgeous

When will i see you again?

When will I see you again?
When will we share precious moments?
Will I have to wait forever?
Will I have to suffer, and cry the whole night through?
When will I see you again?
When will our hearts beat together?
Are we in love or just Barber friends?
Is this my beginning? It’s certainly not the end…

 

The prospect of getting a fresh haircut is certainly now on the horizon, but we’re still a few weeks away.

In the last announcement, the Government confirmed that all none essential businesses were to re-open on 15th June, but this excludes personal care and hospitality businesses such as Barbershops, Beauty salons, Gyms, Health Clubs, Bars and Restaurants – which are to keep their doors closed until at least the 4th July. Read More

    Customer Health & Safety.

     

    Find out how we are keeping our customers and team safe at The Valet London.