Beauty therapists working in care homes in England must be vaccinated against Covid-19

From November 11, hair and beauty professionals across England entering a CQC registered care home for work or volunteering purposes must be vaccinated against Covid-19.

The National Hair and Beauty Federation (NHBF) is working closely with the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) to ensure all hair and beauty professionals in England are aware of the new coronavirus regulations affecting those who work in care homes.

The new regulation applies to all visiting workers, including hairdressers, barbers, and beauty therapists. 

The NHBF said: “Many contractors and volunteers are not aware that the policy also applies to them, and so we are working with colleagues at BEIS and DHSC (Department of Health and Social Care) to make sure that this new information is communicated to those within the hair and beauty industry who may be affected by the policy.” 

However, there are some exemptions to the policy, including those who are medically exempt, visitors and people entering for an emergency, and religious leaders meeting somebody at the end of their life. 

Read the full “Vaccination of people working or deployed in care homes: operational guidance” on the Government website. Further information on the guidance, which can be helpful, can also be found on the Skills For Care site

If you have any questions about the policy or how it will be applied, please contact Kelly North at DHSC

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