23 November 2020
This update covers:
- Northern Ireland: new two-week ‘circuit breaker’ lockdown.
Northern Ireland: new two-week ‘circuit breaker’ lockdown
A two-week 'circuit breaker' will begin just after midnight on Friday, 27 November 2020 to slow the spread of coronavirus in the community and protect the health service. This means that the last day close contact businesses such as hair and beauty can operate in Northern Ireland is Thursday, 26 November 2020. This includes:
- Those who provide mobile close contact services from their homes and in other people’s homes, and those in retail environments
- Hair and beauty in vocational training environments.
Close contact services relating to the continuation of essential health interventions and therapeutics can still operate.
The new restrictions will cover two weeks from 27 November until 11 December 2020. We have asked the Northern Ireland Executive if businesses are allowed to reopen on 11 or 12 December.
- 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..
- Read our regularly updated job retention scheme FAQs.
- 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.