3 August 2021
This update covers:
- National Association Awards Winners
- Get ready for cyber essentials
- The Government has published a National Disability Strategy
- Covid -19 guidance
National Association Awards Winners
Membership organisations from across the UK gathered at the Copthorne Tara Hotel in Kensington, London last week to recognise and celebrate the hard work and success of associations, federations, chambers of commerce, societies and membership organisations across all sectors.
During the lunch awards, the NHBF won the Best Membership Organisation (1,000-10,000 members) and Best Social Media Awards at the National Association Awards, as well as the Silver Award for Best Covid Response.
Get ready for cyber essentials
Cyber Essentials is a simple but effective, Government backed scheme that will help you to protect your organisation, whatever its size, against a whole range of the most common cyber-attacks.
Cyber-attacks come in many shapes and sizes, but the vast majority are very basic in nature, carried out by relatively unskilled individuals. They’re the digital equivalent of a burglar trying your front door to see if it’s unlocked.
It’s an online resource that guides businesses through a series of questions regarding their use of hardware, software, passwords etc. Upon completion the user receives an action plan that outlines the steps they need to take to achieve Cyber Essentials certification.
The Government has published a National Disability Strategy
The strategy aims to transform the lives of disabled people across the UK, tackling the barriers that prevent many disabled people from fully benefiting from, and contributing to, every aspect of our society.
The National Disability Strategy is focused on the priorities that disabled people have highlighted, and includes the widest-ranging set of practical actions to improve the lives of disabled people. Its focus ranges across public services, housing, transport, education, leisure, shopping, employment, and rights and perceptions.
You are able to access the National Disability Strategy in Large Print, Easy Read, braille and British Sign Language. All formats can be found on GOV.UK.
Please take a look at the National Disability Strategy
Covid -19 guidance
England: As of July 19, England is now in Step four of its roadmap out of lockdown. Most Covid-19 restrictions are now lifted. Hair and beauty businesses, including mobile, are now open and are advised to follow Government and NHBF recommendations. Find out more on the government website.
Wales: Hair and beauty businesses, including mobile, are now open under government Coronavirus guidelines.
Scotland: Scotland moved to Level 0 from 19 July. This mean physical distancing has been reduced to 1 metre in all settings. The use of face coverings will remain mandatory until at least 9 August. Hair and beauty businesses, including mobile, are now open under government Coronavirus guidelines.
Northern Ireland: Hair and beauty businesses, including mobile, are now open under government Coronavirus guidelines.
Coronavirus: Business closures and restrictions in Northern Ireland
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- Read our four nations’ FAQs.
- Find out what financial support is available across the four nations.
- Rules for mobile stylists and therapists.
- 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 considerable number of calls.