Update From Sanity 18 May 2020
Sanity will remain closed until at least the 4 July, the Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT) provides the guidance on how we as an industry can safely open, sadly the beauty/holistic industry seems to be the forgotten one. On a positive note the FHT is petitioning the Government for more clarity and as an affiliated member have the advantage of real time upto date information which will be released here as soon as published. Currently the FHT statement is this;
Over the coming weeks and months, the government will be introducing a range of adjustments to the social distancing controls it currently has in place. These adjustments will happen in ‘steps’, each separated by a number of weeks, so that the government can closely monitor the effect of each adjustment.
The government has indicated in the recovery strategy document referred to above, that sectors such as personal care (including beauty salons) may not reopen until 4 July, subject to ‘the five tests’ and ‘further detailed scientific advice, provided closer to the time’.
The ‘five tests’ laid out by the government for easing measures in a stepped approach are:
Protect the NHS’s ability to cope and provide sufficient treatment across the UK
A sustained and consistent fall in the daily death rates from COVID-19
Reliable data showing that the rate of infection is decreasing to manageable levels>
Confidence that the range of operational challenges, including testing capacity and PPE, are in hand
Confidence that any adjustment to the current measures will not risk a second peak.