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NHBF’s Latest Lockdown Statement

NHBF’s Latest Lockdown Statement
Sam Robinson

Here’s the statement from the NHBF following the Prime Minister’s latest announcement

“Following the Prime Minister’s broadcast message on Sunday 10thMay, we recommend all hair and beauty businesses remain closed until further notice as there has been no immediate change to the current closure rules.

Urgent Clarification

Since the government announcement was confusing, we are now seeking urgent clarification about when hair and beauty salons and barbershops will be able to open, subject to the Covid Alert Level. Following conversations this evening between the NHBF, Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Business Secretary Alok Sharma, sector trade bodies and business representatives, we are expecting further advice and guidelines later this week.

Updated Statement

“Dominic Raab this morning has said that hospitality and ‘personal care services’ such as hair and beauty salons and barbershops in England will not be able to reopen until 4th July at the earliest. It is our view that this is the right course of action, as the safety of the people in our industry is paramount.

Scotland and Wales have also spoken of their determination to take a cautious approach and their current restrictions remain in place.

We hope to be able to provide more clarity later following a meeting with representatives from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy this morning. There are still many concerns within our industry and we are working hard to get answers so that we can plan to return to work safely when the time is right.

You can stay up to date with the latest announcements at nhbf here.