Hairdressers, nail salons and beauty services WILL reopen across the nation after lockdown is lifted
HAIRDRESSERS, nail salons and beauty services will be able to reopen after the lockdown ends, Boris Johnson has confirmed.
The PM told the House of Commons that anyone in need of a trim, wax or freshly painted nails will be able to book a slot after December 2.
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The PM told the House of Commons that anyone in need of a trim, wax or freshly painted nails will be able to book a slot after December 3[/caption]
There were fears that all close contact services could have to stay shut in the top tiers – which were announced today – over fears of spreading the virus further.
But officials were concerned that they would be unable to stop people going from Tier 3 areas into Tier 2 ones to sneak in an appointment before Christmas.
The news means that facials, fillers, hair removals and eye-lash treatments will be given the green light from as early as next Wednesday.
Venues must continue to be Covid-secure with visors and face-masks to protect both customers and staff.
People will still need to check in using the NHS app or put down their contact details in cases of an outbreak.
Most places are appointment-only to reduce the number of people on the site at any one time.
The new rules, which will come in next week include:
- Households will be only able to meet up in Tier 3 in outdoor spaces like parks
- Pubs and restaurants in the top Tier will have to stay shut – but drive-throughs and deliveries can continue
- Tier 2 pub rules will be toughened, with only places serving food with drinks allowed even outside
- Pubs, restaurants, casinos, bowling alleys, soft play areas, museums, galleries and cinemas in Tier 3 will have to stay shut
- Gyms and beauty salons can open across the nation – and all shops will open their doors again
- Brits will be able to go to see football matches in the lower tiers from December 2 onwards
- Elderly Brits will be able to come out of care homes to spend Christmas with the family if everyone tests negative
- New parents with a kid under one will be allowed to form support bubbles
- The Rule of Six will return across all Tiers but the 10pm curfew will be moved to 11pm
- Weddings will be allowed to take place with 15 guests and collective worship can continue – but receptions are banned in Tier 3
Boris Johnson summoned his Cabinet for a rare Sunday meeting last night to sign off new, toughened measures for England.
They will start after the national lockdown ends on December 2 and the country returns to regional coronavirus control tiers, officially announced this afternoon in the House of Commons.
Ministers yesterday confirmed a major breakthrough with administrations in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland agreeing to a a joint approach to Christmas.
It is understood up to three households will be able to come together for a turkey dinner indoors, subject to final agreement with the devolved nations.
There are also hopes that these “festive bubbles” will be able to go out for Christmas meals together — as long as they do not mingle with other households.
As The Sun revealed last week, strict lockdown rules will be paused for five days.
The ban on household mixing in Tiers 2 and 3 will likely be lifted for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day through to the delayed Boxing Day Bank Holiday on December 28.
And in Tier 1, the “Rule of Six” will be suspended to allow bigger groups to celebrate.
In a huge boost for retailers, all shops will be allowed to open in the crucial run-up to Christmas — regardless of their local lockdown measures.
Boris Johnson also announced that gyms will be able to open across the country.
And he added for a new stricter 4th tier have been abandoned.
But the PM warned that most of the country is expected to return to the most stringent Tier 3 or high risk Tier 2.
Tier 2 will be “beefed up” and pubs will only be allowed to serve booze alongside a “substantial meal” and punters will only be able to dine indoors with people they live with.
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Pubs in Tier 3 will only be allowed to operate on a click and collect basis with no seating inside.
In a glimmer of good news for pubs, the hated 10pm curfew will be scrapped — with an hour of drinking and eating up time allowed until 11pm.
The PM today addressed the Commons with his updated plans before setting out full details of a five-day Christmas relaxation of tiers later in the week.