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Working Safely Guidance Update | Ask the NHBF

March 02, 2022

The Working Safely guidance for close contact services such as Hair & Beauty has been updated to reflect the change announced by the PM.

The latest update says people who test positive for COVID-19, and contacts who are not fully vaccinated, are no longer legally required to self-isolate. People who test positive for COVID-19 should continue to stay at home and avoid contact with other people. Fully vaccinated contacts of people who test positive for COVID-19 are no longer advised to test for seven days.

Read sick pay guidance employers to see eligibility for Statutory Sick Pay for employees who have tested positive for COVID-19.

Please note that the information in this factsheet was correct at the time of writing. For further information, please contact the legal helpline for further support.

Since 24 February 2022, most of the remaining COVID-19 guidance in England has been lifted. This means that the Government is no longer asking you to:

  • ask every customer or visitor aged 16 or over to ‘check in’ by scanning the NHS COVID-19 QR code poster using the NHS COVID-19 app or providing their name and telephone number
  • keep a record of all staff working on your premises, including their shift times and dates, and contact details
  • keep records of customers, visitors, and staff for 21 days to support NHS Test and Trace

As people no longer need to check-in, please remove any NHS COVID-19 QR code posters or any systems you use to collect contact details at your venue. Please delete any saved personal information you may have recorded since you’ve been asking people to check-in.

You can read the full Government guidance here.

Read NHBF four nations FAQ on the latest guidance and complying with GDPR.