COVID-19 resources for hairdressers and barbers

Right now, everyone who works in the hair and beauty industries is facing a special challenge to work safely and continue to deliver great service to their wonderful clients. 

To help everyone in the sector, we have produced a set of learning materials with expert guidance, tips and advice on how to prepare the workplace for working within the official rules and guidelines, so that both staff and clients can feel safe. Take a look at what’s on offer.   

Preventing COVID-19 Infection in the Hairdressing and Barbering Sector

5hrs CPD

Our full COVID-19 Course covers all you need to know to work safely and provide great client care during COVID-19 restrictions. The Course provides a comprehensive range of advice and solutions for everyone in hairdressing, barbering or beauty teams. Taking our course also fully prepares learners who wish to attain the Ofqual accredited VTCT (ITEC) Level 2 Award in Infection Prevention (COVID-19) for Hairdressing and Barbering Services.

The fee to take the full Course is £65 (this includes taking the VTCT (ITEC) assessment through TrichoCare Education).


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What is COVID-19 and who can catch it?


COVID-19 is the cause of a deadly global pandemic. In this learning Module, find out about this new virus, how it can be spread and who is most vulnerable.

The importance of hand and personal hygiene


Proper hand washing is the most effective way to prevent the spread of COVID-19. In this learning Module, find out why that is, why both washing your hands thoroughly and good personal are so important in fighting COVID-19.

Other information and guidance

These are just some of the links you can follow in order to learn more about COVID-19 and the official guidance on working safely during the pandemic. Remember, local and national guidance can vary, and it is changing regularly as the pandemic develops and we learn more about the virus. So do keep up to date with the latest official information.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance and support on GOV.UK

Keeping workers and clients safe during COVID-19 in close contact services
COVID-19 secure guidance for employers, employees and the self- employed

Health and Safety Executive (HSE): Coronavirus (COVID-19): latest information and advice

Health and Safety Executive (HSE): Managing risks and risk assessment at work