There is so much information circulating in relation to COVID-19,  we urge Habia members to follow government guidance. We will signpost you to useful information as it becomes available....stay safe everyone, we will come back stronger as we're a very resilient, innovative and hardworking  sector. 

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25th May 2020

Poster

Professional Beauty has created a salon poster to use  once we are given the go ahead to reopen. You can download it and amend it to your own specifications....


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25th May 2020

Back to Work Plan

The Hair and Barber Council have produced a Back to Work Plan that is available to everyone on their website, see link below.....

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22nd May 2020

Preparing your place of work post COVID-19

The JCCP new guidelines for preparing your place of work post COVID-19 are now available on their website.  These are JCCP guidelines for use by cosmetic practitioners  and their staff...

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22nd May 2020

CIEH -Legionnaires' disease -reopening safely

When buildings reopen after lockdown, it is essential that you consider the risks of Legionnaires' disease. The CIEH have produced this booklet......

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Involved with Apprenticeships?

The Institute for Apprenticeships has got a COVID-19 hub...click below for the link

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20th May 2020

Is your Hair Salon Ready....

...a great piece in the Hairdressers Journal, click though on the link........

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20th May 2020

Whats working and what's not...

.......a very useful article sharing ideas about what salons will need to do when they are able to reopen.... 

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15th May 2020

The new normal....

This is a link to a CNN story that shows how salons from the USA, China, France and Dubai are adapting to a transformed workplace once lock-down is over...'its like opening a brand new salon' . We cannot open until at least 4th July but this gives an insight into the new normal....

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13th May 2020

COVID-19 Taskforce

Our sector is  included in the announcement of  five ministerial-led Taskforces, they will develop plans for how and when closed sectors can reopen safely, following publication of the UK's roadmap to rebuild Britain........ click to see details 

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Furlough scheme extended

The Chancellor announced the  Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will remain open until the end of October, new flexibility will be introduced from August...see more details....

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12th May

APPG- Call to action

MPs issue a call to action to support the beauty industry...read more about this on the APPG website....

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Self Employment Income Support Scheme

If you're self-employed or a member of a partnership and have been adversely affected by COVID-19  use this scheme  if you're eligible to claim a grant...see link for more details.....

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11th May 2020

Stay Alert...

Dominic Raab announced today on Sky News that salons are in Phase 3 and may be able to reopen on 4th July,  subject to certain conditions being met, including the R number remaining low, see the government website for guidance on  Stay Alert .Control the virus, Save Lives...... 

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Support for the industry..

So many companies are supporting their salons to prepare for the time they can reopen.  This is a feature  from Hairdressers Journal showcasing how L'Oreal are working with the industry to help salons reopen safely....

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27th April 2020

Support to Bounce forward....

The Chancellor announced the loan scheme to support loans of up to £50k to small businesses, with the cash expected to land within days...click below for details...

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Stay Home...

Government guidance is that we all stay home to protect the NHS, see details of this guidance on the gov.uk website.....

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April 2020

E-Learning

 Whilst you isolate, there's no better time to fit in some education - for you and/or your team, so you're all ready for when salons, spa and clinics can  open again. We offer a range of online courses....COVID-19, Well-being Champion, Resilience,  GDPR and much more... 

March 2020

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 This is a time of great uncertainty and many of you have been in touch asking what is the responsible approach to take in these unprecedented times. 

It is clear that all forms of social distancing are vitally important,  if we as a nation are to successfully fight this virus.

Sadly because of the very nature of our sector, we expect the impact of the virus to be  significant and salon owners, staff and those that are self-employed are looking for advice on what to do.  The situation is continually changing so  we recommend following the official links to get the most up to date information and advice. 

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 This is a time of great uncertainty and many of you have been in touch asking what is the responsible approach to take in these unprecedented times. 

It is clear that all forms of social distancing are vitally important,  if we as a nation are to successfully fight this virus.

Sadly because of the very nature of our sector, we expect the impact of the virus to be  significant and salon owners, staff and those that are self-employed are looking for advice on what to do.  The situation is continually changing so  we recommend following the official links to get the most up to date information and advice. 

Government advice

 The Government is reporting daily on the steps they are taking to fight the virus, protect the economy and support businesses and individuals.  Initially it was announced that gyms and leisure centers had to close. Spas and massage services were included in this category.   This was followed soon after by another announcement that all beauty, nail and hair salons had to close., 

The Chancellor has announced an unprecedented package of concessions to help businesses get through this extremely difficult time, see the link below...

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-employers-and-businesses-about-covid-19 

Additional information

 The World Health Organisation (WHO)  have a wealth of information and advice on their website at 

www.who.int

To access further support for those affected by COVID-19

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/support-for-those-affected-by-covid-19/support-for-those-affected-by-covid-19 

Colleagues at other organisations across the sector have resources you may find useful....

www.haircouncil.org.uk

www.babtac.com

www.britishbeautycouncil.com

www.nhbf.co.uk

www.aht-uk.com

www.britishbeautycouncil.com

www.jccp.org.uk

Change.org petition

 A petition has been created on behalf of the  hair and beauty industry to lobby the UK government for an economic hardship relief package to help  the industry recover from the impact of the pandemic. Everyone across the industry who fees  passionately about this is sharing it widely.  

https://www.change.org/supportuksalons