UPDATED: Latest UK-wide beauty and hairdressing guidelines


With different areas of the UK operating under varying COVID-19 restrictions, beauty and hair professionals across the country are working under different guidelines. 

As always, you must check local guidelines with your Local Authority, ensure your business operates in a COVID-secure way in line with government guidelines, and continue to keep your clients, staff and yourself safe. 

For details on safely reopening your salon in line with UK government guidelines, click here

Here's a round-up relevant to where you live:

England
Under current COVID-19 restrictions, personal care and close contact service businesses in England may not operate. As England moves to Step 2 of its roadmap to exit COVID-19 lockdown on Monday 12th April, beauty and hair businesses in England will be able to open.

This includes salons, barbershops, spas and mobile services, which must operate under COVID-19 guidelines. 



Wales 
Hairdressers and barbershops in Wales can reopen from Monday 15th March for hair services only and by appointment.

Beauty salons, spas and other close contact service locations can reopen from 12th April, should the public health position remain favourable.

On-site further education may also resume from Monday 12th April. 


This is due to be reviewed 22nd April 2021.

Scotland
Hairdressing salons and Barbershops reoponed from Monday 5th April by appointment only and for hair services only.

Beauty salons, spas, nail salons, complementary therapy practices and other close contact services may resume from Monday 26th April. 

Mobile services in clients' homes, including hairdressing and barbering, may resume from 26th April. 

Beauty and hair further education courses for students due to complete their qualification this academic year may resume on-site learning from 5th April. The government's aim is for all students to return to college for blended learning from 17th May. 


Northern Ireland
Beauty, hair and barber businesses in Northern Ireland must remain closed under lockdown restrictions.

A date for reopening has yet to be announced, with a review due on 15th April.


This is due to be reviewed on 15th April 2021.

As always, you must check local guidelines with your Local Authority, ensure your business operates in a COVID-secure way in line with government guidelines, and continue to keep your clients, staff and yourself safe.

Updated: 1st April 2021