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10 Jul 2020

Beauty salons and nail bars set to reopen in England on Monday

Beauty services such as spas and nail salons will be able to reopen in England from Monday (July), it has been announced.

The Government announced further easing of lockdown restrictions yesterday which also included the reopening of tanning studios and tattooists.

However, some services - such as facials - will not yet be on offer.

It has worked with a range of stakeholders in the beauty industry to develop the measures close contact services will need to consider to become COVID-19 secure, including:

  • using screens or barriers to separate clients from each other, and to separate practitioners from clients, such as in nail salons
  • operating an appointment-only booking system to minimise the number of people on the premises at any one time
  • keeping the activity time involved to a minimum
  • increasing the frequency of hand washing and surface cleaning, as well as regularly cleaning equipment or using disposable equipment where possible
  • avoiding skin to skin contact and wearing gloves where it is not crucial to the service, such as in nail bars and tanning salons
  • maintaining sufficient spacing between customer chairs
  • not allowing food or drink, other than water, to be consumed in the salon by customers
  • making sure a limited and fixed number of workers work together, if they have to be in close proximity to do their jobs.

For more details on these measures click here

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