Professional beauty treatments have been unlawful since beginning of lockdown and remain restricted.
Salons have been restricted for nail, beauty and hairdressing services since the start of lockdown. Mobile services have never been restricted. Read below, cut and pasted from an early post but, for hairdressers, read beauticians and nail artists. From 13th July, however, the law is amended again in England even to allow salons to open without restriction.
As for salons choosing to adopt social distancing and wearing of masks, these other posts may help:
- social distancing – still just a polite request ….
- masks are not compulsory (yet)
- Mobile haidressers have never been restricted
- Risk assessments: an important chink in the lockdown armour
Along with various other premises, hairdressing salons were required to close from 4pm on 26th March 2020. They also had to cease the business so that, for example, they could not to continue to serve their clients if that, as would be likely, would mean the business was continuing.
By definition, however, mobile hairdressers do not operate a salon. They are not included in the schedule of premises and businesses required to close. No restriction was placed on them continuing to visit their clients’ homes as usual. Of course, those who represent hairdressing salons may have a vested interest in telling you otherwise.
- The Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (England) Regulations 2020, schedule 1, part 2 (largely revoked and replaced by No, 2 regulations)
- The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (No. 2) (England) Regulations 2020
- The Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (Wales) Regulations 2020, schedule 2, part 2
Nail and beauty salons remain restricted, but hairdressing salons are free to resume business from 11 July 2020, except that social distancing is required as a matter of law and regard must be had to Welsh Government guidance. Mobile services are the same as in England.
- The Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (England) Regulations 2020
- The Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (Wales) Regulations 2020
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