2 November 2021

Latest NHBF update – 02 November 2021

This update covers:

  • Vaccination of people working in care homes: updated guidance
  • COVID-19 Isolation rule change in Wales
  • Help to Grow Management
  • Autumn Budget and Spending Review 2021
  • COVID-19 Guidance

Vaccination of people working in care homes: updated guidance

On 11 November 2021, regulations making vaccination a condition of deployment for care homes will come into force. This means that anyone working or volunteering in a CQC regulated care home must have received a complete course of a Covid-19 vaccination (not including boosters) unless they are exempt.

Any professionals visiting a care home, such as healthcare workers, tradespeople and hairdressers will also be required to show they are vaccinated before entering the home.

Full operational guidance is available here: Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination of people working or deployed in care homes: operational guidance.

There are some exemptions to the policy, including medically exempt people, visitors and people entering for an emergency, and religious leaders meeting somebody at the end of their life.

COVID-19 Isolation rule change in Wales

As of 29 October 2021, self-isolation rules in Wales have changed when somebody in your household has coronavirus symptoms or has tested positive for coronavirus.

If someone in your household has symptoms or has tested positive and you are fully vaccinated or aged 5 to 17, you should self-isolate and take a PCR test. If your test is negative, you can stop isolating.

Not fully vaccinated

If someone in your household has tested positive and you are not fully vaccinated, you should self-isolate for ten days. You should take a PCR test on day two and day eight. You should self-isolate for ten days even if your tests are negative.

Read for further details

Help to Grow Management

The government-backed Help to Grow: Management course will open the door to growth for thousands of business leaders.

Delivered by leading UK business schools accredited to the Small Business Charter, Help To Grow: Management includes 50 hours of in-depth training, 1:1 business mentoring, and the opportunity to grow your business fast.

The 12-week programme costs £750 and is 90% subsidised by the government. You can take part around your existing work commitments and access learning through a blend of online and face-to-face sessions.

Aimed at senior leaders in small and medium businesses, the course covers strategies for growth and innovation, leading high-performance teams and digital adoption, as well as financial management and responsible business practices. You will hear from inspirational business leaders and learn alongside local peers, with access to a national alumni network.

By the end of the programme, you will develop a tailored business growth plan to increase productivity and grow your revenue, and help take your business to the next level.

Step through the door to growth today and sign up to a course near you.

Autumn Budget and Spending Review 2021

Chancellor Rishi Sunak presented the Autumn Budget and Spending Review on 27 October 2021 setting out government spending for the next three years.

In this latest blog, the NHBF summarises what Chancellor Sunak announced in the Budget and what it means for the hair and beauty industries.

COVID-19 guidance

Read our four nations’ FAQs which include links to the latest government guidance that must be followed.

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 considerable number of calls.