Wales' lockdown extended by at least 3 weeks

Wales will remain in lockdown for another three weeks, following today's (8th January) review. This means that beauty and hair businesses must remain closed until at least the next review on 29th January.

Education establishments, includes training providers offering courses in hair, beauty and complementary therapies, must also remain closed until at least 29th January.

Updated: 8.1.21

Beauty & Hair education in Wales forced to close

With Wales in full lockdown since 19th December, First Minister Mark Drakeford has announced the closure of schools, colleges and training venues until 18th January at the earliest.

This includes training providers offering courses in hair, beauty and complementary therapies.

This morning (5th January), the UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a financial package to assist the Welsh government to support businesses forced to close due to COVID-19 restrictions. 

Updated: 5.01.21


Industry in Wales forced to close tonight

Wales is entering a full lockdown period of Level 4 restrictions from midnight tonight (19th December 2020), rather than on 28th December, First Minister Mark Drakeford has announced.

This means that beauty and hair services must close at midnight tonight, and not at the end of trading on Christmas Eve has had been previously stated.

Level 4 restrictions include the closure of non-essential businesses and close contact services, such as hairdressing, beauty therapy, nail services and complementary therapies. This includes in a salon or spa environment as well as mobile services in peoples' homes. 

Updated: 19.12.2020 5.15pm


Industry in Wales forced to close after Christmas

Beauty and hair services in Wales must close again at the end of trading on Christmas Eve, under the latest COVID-19 guidelines issued by First Minister Mark Drakeford.

The country will move into Level 4 restrictions on 28th December, at the end of the five-day Christmas period, for three weeks. 

Level 4 restrictions include the closure of non-essential businesses and close contact services, such as hairdressing, beauty therapy, nail services and complementary therapies. This includes in a salon or spa environment as well as mobile services in peoples' homes. 

More to follow.

Updated 17.12.2020