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. 

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

England

England enters nationwide lockdown on 5th January 2021, meaning that all beauty and hair businesses, barbers, tattoo studios, nail bars, tanning salons and complementary therapy businesses must close, including those working mobile. 

In addition, educational establishments must also close.


This is due to be reviewed on 15th February.

Wales 

Wales will enter Level 4 of the country's COVID-19 regulations at midnight on 19th December. Close-contact services must not be performed during Level 4 restrictions, and as such, beauty, hair, barbering, nail and complementary therapy services, including those who operate within clients' homes, must not operate. 


This is due to be reviewed on Friday 8th January 2021.


Scotland

Mainland Scotland and the Isle of Skye enter a full lockdown period from midnight on 4th January 2021, meaning that beauty and hair business across the country must remain closed, including mobile providers, until at least the end of January. This includes training providers and colleges. 

The closure of education will be reviewed on 18th January, with a view to reopening schools and colleges on 1st February.

For Scottish island areas that remain in Level 3, close contact services are permitted to operate.


This is due to be reviewed on 18th January 2021.


Northern Ireland

Beauty, hair and barber businesses in Northern Ireland must close from the end of business on 24th December for a lockdown period of up to six weeks. This is due to be reviewed after four weeks. 


This is due to be reviewed on 21st January 2021 (six week lockdown set to end on 4th February)

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: 4th January 2021