Close contact services guidance changes in England

Published 12th Sep 2020 by Charlotte Grant-West
Close contact services guidance changes in England The government guidance on PPE and refreshments have now been changed for close contact services such as barbershops and hair salons.

Instead of face visors, goggles can be worn as an alternative, however a Type II face mask must still be worn. Goggles must be polycarbonate safety spectacles or equivalent.

Clients can now be given hot or cold drinks in disposable cups or bottles, but they can only remove their face coverings to drink. Food is still firmly off the menu.

In addition to the above Test & Trace is now mandatory. You must have a system in place that collects client's name, phone number, the date and time of their visit, as well as the details of the person who provided the service.  Allowing clients into your barbershop who have not provided details is an offence with a fine attached to it.

This update in England comes after face coverings for people in shops and enclosed spaces became mandatory in Wales.

You can read the full guidance here.


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Charlotte Grant-West

Charlotte Grant-West

Published 12th Sep 2020

Charlotte oversees the print magazine, website and social media channels at HJ. With over a decade of experience as a journalist, Charlotte was formerly Editor of Modern Barber and HJ Men, Social Editor at Netmums and Features Writer at Boots Health & Beauty magazine. She loves any products that make her hair bigger and more voluminous, and loves a behind-the-scenes peek at anything hair-related – whether it's a factory tour, BTS on a shoot or backstage at fashion week.


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