UPDATE – 31 March 2020
As of 23 March 2020, all non-essential shops and services have been ordered to close for a minimum of three weeks.
The respiratory illness novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) was first reported in December 2019, in the city of Wuhan, China. It has since spread around the world, with the World Health Organisation (WHO) declaring the disease a pandemic on March 11, reflecting its rapid transmission (via airborne droplets and their transfer on hard surfaces) and a lack of immunity in the global population.
Both government and brands within the hair industry are working hard to provide up to date information and resources to help you and your business during this situation. We’ll continue to add more as we’re made aware of them…
As the situation surrounding COVID-19 continues to develop, you should regularly refer to these sources of information for the most up to date news and advice, from both a business and personal perspective:
- NHS information about the symptoms and recommended treatment of the illness
- The latest government guidance from the Department of Health (regarding minimising transmission and control measures implemented nationwide)
Hair industry specific
- NHBF advice, with links to the legal and business hotlines available to members
- Phorest has provided a best practice guide for salons both in the UK and in Ireland
- Advice from Timely, including ready-made booking and reminder templates to send to clients
- L’Oréal Professionnel has put together a support guide for freelancers in the UK and Ireland, as well as a UK and Irish salon support guides, available to anyone who signs up to its education site Access