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Sheila Scott OBE has now retired and therefore is no longer available to answer your social care questions. However, you might still find the answer you’ve been searching for down below.

01st July 2020

Can an activity person cut hair?

I work in a nursing home . Can an activity person cut a resident’s hair? We used to have a qualified hairdresser do this

Thank you for your question. COVID-19 has resulted in many challenges and the inability to get a haircut is an issue that many people are facing. As to whether an activity person can cut a residents hair is down to whether the resident can consent to have someone other than a hairdresser or barber cut their hair. If they do have the capacity, and the resident has asked, given the current situation, I would agree. However, as the lockdown is easing it may be better to see if someone can visit.


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Sheila Scott OBE has now retired and over the years , prior to her retirement she has answered thousands of your social questions. You can still access the many questions below.

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