Coronavirus Statement: A Reminder
The FHA would like to make it clear that it is illegal for hairdressers to work during lockdown.
THIS IS AN EXCERPT FROM A REPORT BY THE HEALTH & SAFETY EXECUTIVE:
“Mobile hairdressers, beauty practitioners etc would be classed as peripatetic workers and this cohort of the working population would fall to HSE for H&S enforcement of the Health & Safety at Work Act. Any concerns relating to the disregard of Public Health England social distancing measures should therefore be reported to HSE.”
The lockdown restrictions are backed up by legislation (Health & Safety at Work Act) and there are fines. In England they’ve just been doubled, and increase for repeat offenders to up to £3200. If any FHA members are found to be ignoring the law their membership will be immediately cancelled.
YOU ARE NOT PERMITTED TO WORK
We are being inundated with emails asking the FHA if it is OK for hairdressers to work with all kinds of excuses. Can I cut hair in the garden? Is it OK if I wear gloves and a mask? I work from home is it OK to have clients one at a time?
NO! NO! NO! IT IS NOT OK TO WORK UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES
It is illegal and you stand to be fined. The Government states that hairdressers cannot work until 4th July at the earliest. If you work not only are you breaking the law, you risk a heavy fine and it could be the end of your career.
For up to date Government guidance check out: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus