4 May 2021
This update covers:
- Scotland: Self Isolation Support Grant
- Lockdown dates across the four nations.
- Other news: under-18 ban for dermal fillers and toxin injections.
Scotland: Self Isolation Support Grant
Low-income employed and self-employed workers in Scotland may be eligible for a £500 Self Isolation Support Grant if they are told by Test and Protect to self-isolate due to coronavirus.
You can only apply for this grant through your local council. Find out if you are eligible on the Scottish Government website.
Lockdown dates across the four nations
Read our four nations FAQs which include links to the latest government guidance that must be followed.
England: ‘Personal care premises’ including hairdressers, salons and close contact services are allowed to open.
Wales: Hair and beauty businesses, including mobile, are now allowed to open.
Scotland: Hair and beauty businesses, including mobile, are now allowed to open.
Northern Ireland: Hair and beauty businesses, including mobile, are now allowed to open.
Under-18 ban for dermal fillers and toxin injections
A new law that will come into force later this year will ban invasive non-surgical cosmetic treatment on under-18s that includes the insertion of dermal fillers or the injection of toxins. Carrying out such treatments on under-18s will become a criminal offence.
The NHBF has been campaigning for this in its fight for better standards, safety and quality assurance of beauty aesthetics.
The NHBF will be working with the Department of Health and Social Care to inform salons. The bill will not come into force for at least six months.
- Read our four nations FAQs.
- Find out what financial support is available across the four nations.
- Rules for mobile stylists and therapists.
- How to cope with local lockdowns.
- Our coronavirus FAQs are regularly updated. Check back often for the latest information.
- NHBF Members can download an information poster, email and social media message for clients.
- Members can call our membership team, Monday-Friday, 9-5, on 01234 831965. Please be patient due to the extremely high level of calls we are currently getting.
- For legal advice, Members can login to get our 24/7 legal helpline number. Again, please be patient. The legal team is also dealing with a huge number of calls.