Beauty salons and spas in England not included in list of businesses allowed to reopen July 4

Beauty salons, nail bars and spas in England will not be permitted to reopen on July 4 as hoped. 

However, in his address today (June 23), Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the Government intended “to allow other close contact services, such as nail bars, to reopen as soon as we can, when we are confident they can operate in a Covid-secure way.”

Hairdressers and barbers were named among those businesses that will be allowed to reopen on July 4 as restrictions were further eased. 

However, Johnson added, “As we begin to reopen the economy, it’s important that we do not increase the risk of transmission which is why ‘close proximity’ venues such as nightclubs, soft-play areas, indoor gyms, swimming pools, water parks, bowling alleys and spas will need to remain closed for now. The Government is continuing to work with these sectors to establish taskforces to help them to become Covid Secure and reopen as soon as possible.”

Today’s address also included the announcement that social distancing measures will be reduced from July 4. “Where it is possible to keep two metres apart, people should. But where it is not, we will advise people to keep a social distance of ‘one metre plus’”, said the Prime Minister.

The Government has released the full list of businesses allowed to reopen on July 4, provided they are Covid secure, as:

Meanwhile, the following businesses must remain closed by law:

No definite date has yet been announced for when beauty salons or spas can reopen in England or Scotland. In Northern Ireland, it was announced last week that salons can reopen from July 6 and in Wales the proposed date is July 13

To stay up to date with all Coronavirus-related advice and news for the beauty salon and spa indutry, check out our Coronavirus Resource Guide.