22 September 2020

We are waiting for the Prime Minister’s announcement later today and will provide a further update then. In the meantime, this update covers:

  • England: QR poster must be displayed in salons and barbershops.
  • England: information about goggles updated.
  • Eviction ban for salons and barbershops extended until end of the year.
  • England: support for redundant apprentices.
  • Business Gateway webinar about online selling.

England: QR poster must be displayed in salons and barbershops

Since 18 September 2020, salons and barbershops in England have been required by law to keep a temporary record of clients and visitors for 21 days and assist NHS ‘Test and Trace’ with requests for contact information if needed. Find out more on the government website.

The NHS COVID-19 app has a feature that allows users to quickly and easily ‘check in’ to your venue by scanning the code.

New requirement: You must register for an official NHS QR code and display the official NHS QR poster from 24 September 2020. You must do this even if you are already collecting client contact details, for example, in your appointment book or using salon software.

The information stays on the user’s phone. In England, you do not have to ask people who choose to ‘check in’ using the official NHS QR code to provide their contact details. If there is an outbreak associated with a venue, a message will be sent to the relevant app users with the necessary public health advice. Find out more about this on the government website.

Goggles: updated information for England

Goggles can now be worn in place of a visor. A Type II face mask must still be worn in addition to goggles or a visor.

The government has updated its advice to say that goggles must be close-fitting with no obvious openings or vents that would otherwise allow droplets to enter the eyes. This means that ordinary glasses are not suitable.

Eviction ban extended for salons and barbershops

The NHBF welcomes the government’s decision to stop business evictions for the rest of the year.

Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick has announced that commercial tenants, which includes hair and beauty salons, barbershops, nail and eyelash bars and tanning shops, will be protected from the risk of eviction until the end of 2020, helping businesses to survive and protect jobs.

Find out more.

England: support for redundant apprentices

England’s National Apprenticeship Service has launched a redundancy support service for apprentices. It aims to help apprentices find new opportunities and access local and national support. Find out more.

Online selling webinar

Join this Business Gateway seminar on 24 September 2020 at 2pm to find out more about selling online. Register to attend.

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