Beauty & hair businesses in Wales forced to close

The Welsh Parliament has announced that beauty, hair and complementary therapy sectors must close under a 17-day "fire-break" national lockdown from 6pm on Friday 23rd October to help slow the rise in Coronavirus cases.

Under the new restrictions, beauty and hair salons, spas, nail bars and complementary therapy clinics will be closed, and mobile hairdressers, therapists and nail techs will be unable to operate in clients' homes. 

Currently, under this time limited lockdown, the beauty and hair sector is sector is set to reopen on Monday 9th November. 

First Minister Mark Drakeford announced an Economic Resilience Fund of £300m has been promised with automatic payments of up to £5,000 for small and medium-sized retail, leisure and hospitality businesses forced to close over the 'fire break' period. All businesses covered by the small business rates relief will receive a £1,000 payment.

To support those businesses forced to close and for individuals unable to work, current UK-wide Job Retention Scheme, or furlough scheme, remains in place until 31st October followed by the introduction of the new Job Support Scheme from 1st November. Cash grants of up to £3,000 per month paid for businesses legally asked to close have also been announced.  

Published: 13.15pm 19.10.2020