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New Guidance for businesses providing close contact services, helping to prepare for re-opening

The Government has issued new Guidance for people who provide close contact services, including hairdressing, barbershops, beauty and nail bars, makeup, tattoo and spray tanning studios, spas, sports and massage therapy, well-being and holistic locations, dress fitters, tailors and fashion designers.

The guidance is also designed for those who provide mobile close contact services from their homes and in other people’s homes, those in retail environments and the arts, as well as those studying hair and beauty in vocational training environments.

Dress fitters, tailors and fashion designers were permitted to reopen in line with non-essential retail on 15 June 2020. Hairdressers and barbershops will be permitted to reopen for services that relate to cutting or treating hair on the head only from 4 July 2020. The other services outlined above will remain closed until further notice subject to the five tests but this guidance will help them prepare for reopening.


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Mar 18

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