The federal government lastly confirmed yesterday that hairdressers and barbers in England can reopen from Saturday 4th July for ‘companies that relate to chopping or treating hair on the top solely’. This is applicable to each salon-based and cellular and freelance hairdressers and barbers.
Nevertheless, magnificence companies (together with however not restricted to nail bars, eyelash and forehead bars, make-up artists, tattoo and tanning studios, spas, sports activities and therapeutic massage remedy, well-being and holistic areas) will be unable to open till the federal government announce it’s protected to take action (no official date has been given).
The Authorities has revealed their Safer Workplaces pointers for shut contact companies (England solely). These are for each hair and sweetness companies to arrange for reopening.
The important thing factors of the Safer Office pointers for England are:
- All salons should persist with social distancing and preserve two metres between shoppers, or one metre with further precautions, akin to using screens
- Face visors have to be worn by practitioners for all actions. Face coverings will not be an appropriate different to visors, however shoppers or employees could select to put on a further face overlaying
- No walk-ins; shoppers have to be seen by appointment solely. Salon and barbershop house owners might be required to maintain a brief document of all shoppers and guests for 21 days to assist the NHS test-and-trace system which controls outbreaks of the virus
- No meals or drinks to be consumed within the salon by shoppers aside from water in disposable cups or bottles
- The steerage doesn’t ban using hairdryers
The rules are based mostly on the hottest scientific proof. Face visors have to be worn by anybody finishing up hairdressing, barbering or magnificence actions. These present a transparent Perspex overlaying for the eyes, nostril and mouth from the brow down. Face coverings could also be worn as an additional precaution, however not as an alternative choice to visors.
The Authorities makes a distinction between face coverings and face masks. Face masks are utilized by well being and care staff, while face coverings are what the federal government is advising folks to put on on public transport, for instance. Proof means that carrying a face overlaying doesn’t defend you from the virus, however it might defend others if you’re contaminated however haven’t developed signs.
The ‘highest danger zone’ is the realm in entrance of the face the place splashes and droplets from the nostril and mouth which might not be seen will be current.
Salons and barbershops in Wales are anticipated to reopen from 13th July (after a overview on 9th July) and in Northern Eire from 6th July. Scotland has not given any date for salons and barbershops to purpose for. The governments in Wales, Scotland and Northern Eire have but to make any announcement on whether or not they are going to be adopting the identical pointers as England, or publishing their very own.
Hilary Corridor, chief govt of the NHBF says, “Though it’s nice information that hairdressers and barbers in England have a confirmed opening date, these selections have come very late within the day. We’re additionally extraordinarily dissatisfied that magnificence companies will not be but allowed to reopen, and we have now all the time emphasised that hair and sweetness ought to reopen on the identical time. We are going to proceed to place strain on the federal government to permit magnificence companies to reopen as quickly as potential, and for monetary assist to be prolonged.
We might be updating our again to work pointers and danger assessments in step with the federal government recommendation. We’re additionally holding a webinar for Members on Thursday 25th June at 9.30am to undergo the federal government pointers in additional element.”
The total Safer Office pointers can be found to view in full at: https://www.gov.uk/steerage/working-safely-during-coronavirus-covid-19/close-contact-services
For extra info and FAQs, please go to www.nhbf.co.uk/coronavirus and observe the Nationwide Hair & Magnificence Federation on social at @nhbfsocial.