Beauty and Body Art


COVID-19 Guidelines for Personal Service Settings


Personal service settings (PSS) are facilities that provide tattooing, body piercing/modification, and aesthetic services that may include hairdressing and barbering, electrolysis, waxing and hair removal, manicure/pedicure, micropigmentation, microblading, microdermabrasion, facials, and eyelash extensions/tinting.

Public Health Units in Ontario are required to annually inspect personal service settings to ensure that they comply with standards designed to protect clients from communicable diseases and infections. Additional inspections are conducted as necessary to follow up on directions provided to operators during routine inspections, and to respond to complaints.


Public Information

Summary inspection results are available at Check It Check It inspection logo

Check It is designed to provide the public with information regarding inspections of certain public establishments in Grey Bruce, which may assist you in being a well-informed consumer. These inspection results describe what the Public Health Inspector observed at the date of the inspection. It is not intended to guarantee the condition of the PSS and should not be relied upon for that purpose.

If you have received a service provided by a PSS and have concerns, you can contact the Grey Bruce Health Unit at 519-376-9420 ext. 6.


Be Spa Safe

Your guide to PROTECTING yourself at the spa. The Be Spa Safe guide explains how infections can be spread during spa services and what you can do to reduce your risk. Be sure to review the checklists before each visit to the spa.

Be Spa Safe Guide - Flash enabled version

Be Spa Safe Guide - Non Flash enabled version


Owners / Operators

Anyone who intends to operate a Personal Service Setting (PSS) is required to notify Public Health as per the Ontario Regulation 136/18. Every owner/operator of a PSS must provide notice to the Medical Officer of Health (MOH) of the Health Unit at least 14 days before:

  • Opening a new operation
  • Providing additional/new services
  • Reconstruction
  • Renovation
  • Moving physical locations (either permanently or temporarily)

Notification can be completed online or by contacting the Health Unit at 519-376-9420 ext. 6.

Notification of Intention can be completed online on the Notification of Intention page.


Additional Resources


CIPHI Personal Service Setting Fact Sheets



Hair and Barbering

General Premise




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