COVID-19 – Stay up to date
Selling essential goods during lockdown
Due to the Covid-19 lockdown our normal daily operations have shut down. We are, however, supplying essential goods which includes personal hygiene
products, shampoos, conditioners and hair masks as well as protective facemasks and hand and surface sanitisers via our online shop, MHB Online.
NOTE: When purchasing essential products, select your salon during the checkout phase. The salon will receive a portion of the sale, and be very grateful for your support during these very trying times for small businesses.
At Modern Hair & Beauty we believe in supporting our local community. We are a monthly contributor to the Tehillah Community project.
As part of our contribution to the current pandemic we will be allocating profits made from the sale of sanitisers and facemasks to providing these same products to our local community where these products are needed.
Information sharing to help salons
Many businesses, particularly small businesses such as salons are going to be struggling to cover expenses during this time. As we come across information which we believe could be of use financially or otherwise to salon owners we will share this on the following pages:
Small Business Resources
Hairdressing Industry Resources
Statistics and Government Statements
To check up on the latest statistics or government communications about COVID19 visit the South African Government Resource Portal.
Alernatively, visit COVID Visualizer for the latest international stats by country or our General Resources page.
Scams and fake news during COVID-19 Lockdown
Another big challenge when looking for financial assistance is to take care not to be scammed out of your money.
Beware of e-mail scams
Whenever in doubt about an email’s authenticity, make use of the sender’s website and contact the relevant people/customer care via these avenues. The worst thing that could happen when following the email’s contact details is the relevant people informing you that the mail is authentic.
Out-of-the-blue and too-good-to-be-true emails are normally just that…
A suggestion to protect your email accounts, is to create a “throw away” Gmail account which one uses to sign in and create login details when you MUST make use of untrusted sources. Don’t make use of your main email addresses as this information is then passed around to every scammer/phisher and their cohorts.
Scammers often take advantage of health scares to distribute phishing scams. The COVID-19 pandemic continues to spawn dozens of such campaigns, scaring recipients into clicking on harmful links or attachments in emails, text messages or social media posts.
Other examples of COVID-19 Scams
- Fabricated notices from health organisations
- Fake updates from an employer about policies or procedures to address the risk
- Phony websites containing maps and dashboards
- Information about protecting yourself, your children or your community that contains malicious links or attachments
- Charitable appeals to help victims of the virus, which are not legitimate
- Beware of online requests for personal information
- Check the email address or link. You can inspect a link by hovering your mouse button over the URL to see where it leads. Sometimes, it’s obvious the web address is not legitimate. But keep in mind phishers can create links that closely resemble legitimate addresses
- Watch for spelling and grammatical errors
- Look for generic greetings. Phishing emails are unlikely to use your name. Greetings like “Dear sir or madam” signal an email is not legitimate.
- Avoid emails that insist you act now. Phishing emails often try to create a sense of urgency or demand immediate action. The goal is to get you to click on a link and provide personal Information
Beware of fake news
If you are wondering about the latest fake news or conspiracies you can check out the truth on Snopes which is a website dedicated to fighting fake news on the internet.
As we come across additional useful information on these topics, we will update and expand on the links above.