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Reopen salons during lockdown with measures in place to practice safe services.

Submitted by Lisa Campbell on Sunday 3rd May 2020

Published on Wednesday 27th May 2020

Current status: Open

Open until: Friday 27th November 2020

Current Signatures: 19,188
(count is updated approximately hourly)

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Reopen salons during lockdown with measures in place to practice safe services.

Petition Details

Salons not only provide a wanted service by the general public, they are also an essential requirement to aid good mental health for a lot of people.
With gloves, masks, Visors, hand sanitizer, hand washing, Disposable gowns & aprons. These services can be practiced safely with little risk.

Additional Information

When large scale businesses like supermarkets, big hardware stores & furniture outlets Can stay open with thousands of people queuing and in close proximity on a daily basis, then surely a small business with a handful of visitors each day are no more at risk of causing cross infection of Covid-19.

Hairdressers, barbers and beauty salons could reopen under stricter measures benefiting the public and economically supporting these small businesses at a time of great difficulty.


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Government Response

The Government responded to this petition on Friday 17th July 2020

Beauty salons across England will be able to reopen safely from Monday 13 July. We thank members of this industry and their customers for their patience in this difficult time.

Beauty salons across England will be able to reopen safely from Monday 13 July under new government plans, announced 9 July.

Updated COVID-19 secure guidance sets out the measures that those providing close contact services should follow to protect staff and customers. Only services that do not involve work in the highest risk zone – directly in front of the face – should be made available to clients. This means that treatments such as face waxing, eyelash treatments, make-up application and facial treatments, should not be provided until government advice changes, due to the much greater risk of transmission.

Enabling these often small, independent businesses to reopen is yet another step in our plan to kickstart the economy to support jobs and incomes across the country.

Businesses offering close contact services may find the COVID-19 secure Close Contact Services Guidance useful to prepare for reopening. The guidance can be found here: www.gov.uk/guidance/working-safely-during-coronavirus-covid-19/close-contact-services. Further business support can also be found here: www.gov.uk/coronavirus/business-support.

We thank members of this industry and their customers for their patience in this difficult time.

Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy

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