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Travel Exemptions

On Saturday 4th July the government's travel advice changed, with exemptions for travelling to certain countries and territories that no longer pose a high risk for British travellers.

The government continues to advise against non-essential international travel, except to countries and territories listed.

You can view the full list of exempted destinations here.

Full guidance for British people travelling overseas during the coronavirus pandemic can be found here

Hairdressers Reopening

Also from Saturday 4th July, Britain’s hairdressers and barber shops were back open for business. The Cabinet Office has shared this tweet, which explains how hairdressers will keep customers and staff safe.

Guidance for people who provide close contact services (e.g. hairdressers and barbers) can be found here

£1.57 Billion Support Package for Cultural and Heritage Organisations

Britain’s globally renowned arts, culture and heritage industries will receive a world-leading £1.57 billion rescue package to help weather the impact of coronavirus, the government announced today.

The money, which represents the biggest ever one-off investment in UK culture, will provide a lifeline to vital cultural and heritage organisations across the country hit hard by the pandemic. It will help them stay afloat while their doors are closed. Funding to restart paused projects will also help support employment, including freelancers working in these sectors.

Further details of the announcement can be found here

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH at HBBC have asked us to send the attached out with immediate effect

This is a re-send of the content in "COVID UPDATE 31", as we understand that some recipients could not open the file attachments in that email.

Please find attached new guidance on maintaining records to support NHS Test and Trace, FAQs on the guidance and a toolkit for businesses.

The ICO has also published a statement and a short data protection A,B,C checklist on customer logs. Please download the files below...

What to include in your COVID-19 risk assessment
Maintaining records of staff, customers and visitors to support NHS Test and Trace (pdf)

FAQ for Maintaining Records of Staff Customers and Visitors (pdf)

Customer Logging - A Toolkit for Business