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Close contact services guidance changes in England

PPE barbershops update

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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