Clients must wear face coverings from August 8 in beauty salons in England

The latest Government advice in England says that face coverings must be worn by clients in “nail, beauty, hair salons and barbers - other than where necessary to remove for treatments” from August 8.  

Advice from the National Hair & Beauty Federation (NHBF) states: “From 8 August 2020, members of the public must wear a face covering in nail bars, hair and beauty salons and barbershops. If necessary, the client can remove their face mask for a treatment to be carried out. (But note that treatments on the face are not allowed in England until at least 15 August 2020.)”

Different regulations for wearing face coverings apply in different parts of the UK. Below is the current guidance from each of the nations on face coverings.

Read the Government's full guidance on wearing face masks.

Do clients need to wear a face covering in Scotland? 

Yes, face coverings are mandatory for clients and staff. 

Do clients need to wear a face covering in Wales?

No, face coverings are not mandatory.

Do clients need to wear a face covering in Northern Ireland? 

 No, face coverings are not mandatory, however, they are recommended. 

Join our #FaceValue campaign

Professional Beauty Group is campaigning to highlight both the value and the safety of treatments on the face and to continue pushing for a confirmed date that all services can resume from the Government.

In our exclusive survey of salon owners and self-employed beauty therapists, beauty businesses are losing £2,344 per week each due to ban on face treatments.

Additionally, 76% of respondents said that face treatments usually account for over 50% of their revenue, with 22% deriving over 90% of their revenue from these services. 

Futhermore, for 78% of respondents, face treatments account for over 50% of their treatment bookings. For 24% of salons, these treatments account for more than 90% of appointments. 

Join our #FaceValue campaign by sharing our downloadable infographics that you can share on social media, with the hashtag #FaceValue.