Personal services settings include any place that offers aesthetic services such as body piercing, tattooing, nail care, hair removal, and hairstyling. In 2018, the Ministry of Health implemented the Ontario Personal Service Settings Regulation 136/18 under the Health Protection and Promotion Act, which applies to all personal service settings with the following exceptions:
- Retirement homes and long-term care homes
- Settings where the personal services are primarily provided by a member of a regulated health profession
- The dwelling of a person receiving a personal service, where the personal service is provided at that dwelling
Public Health Inspectors regularly visit personal services settings to assess the potential for risk – for both clients and workers – of acquiring infections during the delivery of these services. Our inspectors work with personal service providers to offer guidance on infection prevention and control according to the requirements and recommendations described in the Ministry of Health’s Infection Prevention and Control Best Practices for Personal Services Settings.
If you are planning to open a new personal service business in Hastings or Prince Edward Counties, please complete and submit the Personal Service Notification form and a Public Health Inspector will contact you.