The NHBF have clarified the government’s latest updates on face coverings in England with a confirmed response from government officials.

The government has announced that members of the public must wear face coverings in shops and supermarkets from 24 July in England. Thanks to the NHBF’s clarification, government officials have confirmed that face coverings do not need to be worn by the public in beauty salons, hairdressers, or other close contact services. This is because these settings already have extensive protective measures in place including handwashing, screens, visors and social distancing.

Clients may wear face coverings if they wish. Workers MUST wear visors, but can also wear face coverings (not instead of).