Published: 08 April 2021  (Updated: 14 November 2022)

CTPA Launches Updated COVID-19 Guidance on In-Store Testers

As lockdown restrictions continue to be eased in the four nations of the UK and retail stores, salons and spas prepare to reopen, the Cosmetic, Toiletry and Perfumery Association (CTPA) is pleased to announce the launch of an updated version of its guidance COVID-19 Guidance on In-Store Testers and Cosmetic Counters, Beauty – Safe in Store.


This CTPA guidance promotes beauty being safe in store for the customer and staff by helping brands, retailers, salons and spas to prepare for providing testers when retail stores re-open.

The guidance provides key measures for beauty counters and other retail formats introduced in phased stages.  It highlights important factors to consider, such as enhanced hygiene measures and restricted access to open products.  It will be reviewed and updated as Government advice changes. However, CTPA welcomes comments, questions or suggestions for improvements to this guidance. These should be addressed to Emma Meredith ([email protected]).


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