Beauty & hair in England may open 12th April

Beauty, hair and complementary therapy businesses in England may be able to reopen from Monday 12th April, subject to the country meeting strict COVID-19 conditions. 

Beauty and hair further education colleges in England will be able to reopen from Monday 8th March, dependent upon twice weekly COVID-19 testing.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson made the announcement today (22nd February) in a statement to the House of Commons. 

The easing of restrictions upon personal care and close contact service businesses will take place in the government's second phase of the country's lockdown exit plan. The first phase will come into action on 8th March, with a review four weeks later (Monday 5th April). Should the country meet the government's four tests for a reduction in the spread of the virus, Step 2 which includes the opening of beauty and hair businesses, will come into action on Monday 12th April. 

Under the guidelines, salons should only be visited alone or with household groups. Social distancing guidance will remain in place, and businesses must demonstrate robust strategies for managing the risk of transmission. The police and local authorities will provide support and advice enabling businesses to operate safely; those that do not follow the rules will be subject to appropriate enforcement action.

Updated: 22.2.21 16.27