SAGE research confirms Hairdressing and Barbering industry not responsible for increase in Covid-19 infections

We are not responsible!

Following extensive discussions and debate between The Hair and Barber Council and BEIS (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) concerning the Covid infections rates relating to our industry, we have at last received a statement from SAGE research stating the following:

It has emerged that hairdressing and non-essential retail as SAGE research shows these services only contribute ‘up to 0.05’ to the ‘R’ rate.

barber2The Hair and Barber Council has been lobbying to get these results released for weeks, and at last these rates categorically show that our industry – and indeed all non essential retail  – is not responsible for the increase in Covid-19 infection rates throughout the UK!

Our thanks to you all for the positive and proactive response you made to the many hygiene and health and safety measures that you had to put in place prior to us re-opening on July 4th, and the ongoing professional way you have managed your businesses to ensure all your customers and staff are protected to the very best of your ability.

NB Hairdressing stated above, will include Barbering.