Hairdressers In England Must Wear Face Masks And Visors From 15 August
Published 13th Aug 2020 by laurahusbandThe UK Government has announced all hairdressers in England will need to wear type 2 surgical face masks and visors that cover the face from Saturday 15 August. The update to the rules takes into account new evidence provided by the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) and consultation with the hairdressing, barbering and beauty industries. This news follows on from last week's announcement that clients must also wear face masks during a hairdressing or barbering appointment.
Freelance and salon-based hairdressers must wear face masks and visorsThe aim of this new guidance is to protect clients and staff from respiratory droplets caused by speaking, sneezing or coughing. The rules apply to hairdressers working inside and outside of a salon environment. This means hairdressers working in people's homes, in their own homes or working within other parts of the industry such as on photo shoots will all need to wear face masks and visors to protect themselves and their clients. The Government has said it will continue to review its measures based on the latest infection rates so these new rules could be subject to change in future.
Beard services, facials, eye-based treatments and make-up can resume from 15 AugustThe update coincides with new guidance that states barbering and beauty services that involve being in close proximity to a client's face can resume from Saturday 15 August. The close contact services that will be allowed to resume from this Saturday include:
- Intricate beard work
- Eyelash and facial treatments
- Eyebrow threading
- Facial massages
- Facial waxing
- Make-up application