Vendors offering tattooing, piercing, manicures, pedicures and / or permanent make-up at special events must be in full compliance with the Personal Service Settings Regulation 136/18 in addition to guidance from Niagara Region Public Health.
Failure to comply may result in Niagara Region Public Health’s refusal of the vendor to operate at the event and / or possible enforcement action(s).
You must provide the following items based on the service being provided.
|Critical||Any item used for an invasive procedure (intended to penetrate the skin).||Thorough cleaning followed by sterilization is required. Needles must be single use, pre-packaged, and pre-sterilized.|
|Semi-critical||Items that may accidentally penetrate skin body surfaces and/or come into contact with blood or body fluid.||Thorough cleaning followed by high or intermediate level disinfection is required. Some examples include: tweezers, ear piercing gun (with disposable cartridge), and manicuring instruments.|
|Non-critical||Items that come in contact but do not penetrate intact skin or those that do not ordinarily touch the skin. These items do not contact blood or body fluids.||Thorough cleaning followed by low level disinfection is required. Examples include: chairs / work tables.|
If cleaning and disinfecting is to be done on-site at the event: