Salons reminded of updated Test & Trace requirements

From 24th September salons must display an official NHS QR poster to allow clients to ‘check in' and help NHS Test and Trace to identify and notify people visiting your salon who may have been exposed to the COVID-19 virus.

Salon owners should register for an official NHS QR code and display the official NHS QR poster from Thursday of this week.

The eagerly anticipated NHS COVID-19 app has a feature that allows users to quickly and easily ‘check in' to your salon by scanning the code. The information stays on the user's phone. This means that in England, you do not have to ask people who choose to ‘check in' using the official NHS QR code to provide their contact details. If there is an outbreak associated with your salon premises, a message will be sent to the relevant app users with the necessary public health advice.

In addition to maintaining and sharing records where requested and displaying an official NHS QR poster, you must also continue to follow other government guidance to minimise the transmission of COVID-19. This includes maintaining a safe working environment and following social distancing guidelines.

If a client does not have access to a QR Code reader, you must continue to record their details for Test & Trace purposes as you have done previously. 

Under Test & Trace guidelines, you should continue to keep a record of all staff working on your premises and shift times along with contact details, and always adhere to General Data Protection Regulations.

Registering for your QR Code is really easy, and your poster will be emailed directly to you, which you simply print out and display in your premises. 

Failure to comply with NHS Test & Trace regulations will result in fixed penalty fines.