16th April 2021 | Coronavirus

Information last updated 26 April  2021. Latest updates appear in red text.

Find out about the latest government announcements on returining to work/working during the coronavirus pandemic:

England

UPDATE 6 April 2021: The Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, confirmed on 5 April that England will move to step 2 of the Roadmap Out of Lockdown on 12 April 2021. This means from 12 April CNHC Registrants can resume treating all their clients in person. This includes mobile working. You can find the latest guidance on the changes to restrictions here.

You must follow Government guidance for close contact services on working safely (which was last updated on 31 March 2021. You can find it here.


Northern Ireland

UPDATE 16 April 2021: The NI Executive agreed on 15 April 2021 a package of relaxations to the current Coronavirus Health Regulations. From 23 April 2021 close contact services can reopen. You can read the press release here and updated NI government guidance on restrictions here.

This means that all CNHC Registrants practising in Northern Ireland can return to work and see clients in person from 23 April. This includes mobile working. You must follow government guidance for close contact services on working safely which was updated on 21 April . You can find it here.


Scotland

UPDATE 26 April 2020: On 20 April the First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, confirmed that all parts of the country will move to Level 3 from Monday 26 April. The remaining travel restrictions within Scotland will be lifted and travel within the UK will be permitted for any purpose. All close-contact services (apart from hairdressers and barbers who returned to work on 5 April) will resume. You can read the press release here.

This means that all CNHC Registrants practising in Scotland can return to work and see clients in person from 26 April. This includes mobile working. You must follow government guidance for close contact services on working safely. This guidance was revised on 22 April  and can be found here.


Wales

UPDATE 1 April 2021: The First Minister of Wales, Mark Drakeford, has set out a series of measures that will take Wales fully into Alert Level 3 by 17 May. Close contact services will be allowed to reopen from Monday 12 April. Changes remain subject to public health conditions continuing to remain favourable. Read the Welsh Government press release here.

UPDATE 26 APRIL 2021: You must follow Welsh Governmemt guidance on working safely for close contact service (updated  which you can find here.


CNHC advice

CNHC advice on preparing to return to work and working safely can be found here


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