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Post-Lockdown 2.0 Update: All Hair Salons and Barbershops in England can Reopen

by laurahusband / last updated November 27, 2020

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Hair Salons and Barbershops in England can reopen across all 3 tiers at 00:01 on Wednesday 2 December once lockdown 2.0 ends, according to the COVID-19 Winter Plan that was outlined by prime minister Boris Johnson on Monday 23 November.

This means hair salons and barbershops in England can fill appointments slots and start working from Wednesday 2 December onwards.

The 3-tier system in place in England once Lockdown 2.0 ends will be tougher than the original 3-tier system, however a uniform approach will be taken across all local authorities.

The toughened tiered restrictions will last until the end of March with an announcement on the rules for specific areas to be made later this week by the health secretary.

Click here for expert advice on what you should be doing before lockdown 2.0 ends and you go back to your hairdressing or barbering place of work. 

Post Lockdown 2.0: Hair salons and barbershops in England can reopen on 2 December 2020

As part of the new 3-tier system that will be in place from when lockdown 2.0 ends at 00:01 on Wednesday 2 December, hair salons and barbershops will be allowed to reopen across all 3 tiers.

The NHBF’s chief executive Richard Lambert told HJ exclusively: “The NHBF welcomes today’s announcement that hair and beauty in England will not face any future closures, regardless of which tier they are in, and the confirmation that the same rules will apply in the same tiers throughout the country. However, our industry has been hit hard by the previous lockdowns and restrictions and so we are still pushing the government to make funds available to help salons fully recover – like those given to the hospitality and leisure sector.”

UK prime minister Boris Johnson said in his speech to the House of Commons on Monday 23 November:

“In Tier 1 people should work from home wherever possible. In Tier 2 alcohol may only be served in hospitality settings as part of a substantial meal. In Tier 3 indoor entertainment, including hotels and other accommodation and all forms of hospitality will have to close, except for delivery and takeaways.

I’m very sorry for all of the unavoidable hardship this will cause for business owners who have already endured so much disruption this year. Unlike the previous arrangements the Tiers will be a uniformed set of rules. We’ve learned from experience there are some things we can do differently. The 10pm closing time for hospitality will change to being last orders at 10pm with closing at 11pm.

In Tiers 1 and 2, sporting and business events will be allowed to resume inside and outside within capacity limits and with social distancing. This will provide more consistency for theatres and concert halls.

Later this week we will announce which areas fall into which tier (hopefully on Thursday) based on analysis of cases within all age groups and especially the over 60s.

We expect more regions will at least temporarily fall into the higher Tier levels than before, but by using tougher tiers and using rapid turnaround tests on a greater scale it should be possible for areas to move down the Tiering scale to lower levels of restrictions.”

He concluded: “Everyone can help speed up the process by continuing to follow the rules, getting tested and self-isolating when instructed, remembering hands, face and space, and pulling together for one final push to the Spring, when we have every reason to hope and believe that the achievements of our scientists will finally lift the shadow of the virus.”

Understanding the new 3-tier levels in England and what they mean for you, your hairdressing team, clients and your community

Hair salons and barbershops tiers open

Tier 1: Medium alert

Hair salons and barbershops: 

Hair salons and barbershops can open

Retail: 

Retail can open

Meeting friends, family and colleagues 

Maximum of 6 people can meet indoors or outdoors, other than single households or support bubbles

Travel to and from work and for other activities 

Travelling to and from work should be done by walking or cycling. Avoid travelling into Tier 3 areas (except where necessary to get to work, for education, medical attention, youth services or caring responsibilities).

Weddings and funerals:

15 guests for weddings, civil partnerships, wedding receptions and wakes and 30 for funerals.

Areas in Tier 1

South East

  • Isle of Wight

South West

  • Cornwall
  • Isles of Scilly

Tier 2: High alert

Hair salons and barbershops: 

Hair salons and barbershops can open

Retail: 

Retail can open

Meeting friends, family and colleagues 

No mixing of households indoors, apart from support bubbles with a maximum of 6 outdoors

Travel to and from work and for other activities 

The number of journey being made should be reduced where possible. Avoid travelling into Tier 3 areas except where necessary to get to work, for education, medical attention, youth services or caring responsibilities).

Weddings and funerals:

15 guests for weddings, civil partnerships, wakes and receptions and 30 for funerals.

Areas in Tier 2

North West

  • Cumbria
  • Liverpool City Region
  • Warrington and Cheshire

Yorkshire

  • York
  • North Yorkshire

West Midlands

  • Worcestershire
  • Herefordshire
  • Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin

East Midlands

  • Rutland
  • Northamptonshire

East of England

  • Suffolk
  • Hertfordshire
  • Cambridgeshire, including Peterborough
  • Norfolk
  • Essex, Thurrock and Southend on Sea
  • Bedfordshire and Milton Keynes

London

  • All 32 boroughs, plus the City of London

South East

  • East Sussex
  • West Sussex
  • Brighton and Hove
  • Surrey
  • Reading
  • Wokingham
  • Bracknell Forest
  • Windsor and Maidenhead
  • West Berkshire
  • Hampshire (except the Isle of Wight), Portsmouth and Southampton
  • Buckinghamshire
  • Oxfordshire

South West

  • South Somerset, Somerset West and Taunton, Mendip and Sedgemoor
  • Bath and North East Somerset
  • Dorset
  • Bournemouth
  • Christchurch
  • Poole
  • Gloucestershire
  • Wiltshire and Swindon
  • Devon

Tier 3: Very high alert

Hair salons and barbershops:

Hair salons and barbershops can open

Retail:

Retail can open

Meeting friends, family and colleagues:

No mixing of households indoors, or most outdoor places apart from support bubbles. Maximum of 6 in some outdoor public spaces such as parks, sports courts and public gardens.

Travel to and from work and for other activities: 

Avoid travelling out of the area other than where necessary to get to work, for education, youth services, medical attention or because of caring responsibilities. Reduce the number of journeys made where possible

Weddings and funerals:

15 guests for weddings, civil partnerships and wakes and 30 for funerals. Wedding receptions are not permitted.

Areas in Tier 3

North East

  • Tees Valley Combined Authority:
  • Hartlepool
  • Middlesbrough
  • Stockton-on-Tees
  • Redcar and Cleveland
  • Darlington
  • North East Combined Authority:
  • Sunderland
  • South Tyneside
  • Gateshead
  • Newcastle upon Tyne
  • North Tyneside
  • County Durham
  • Northumberland

North West

  • Greater Manchester
  • Lancashire
  • Blackpool
  • Blackburn with Darwen

Yorkshire and The Humber

  • The Humber
  • West Yorkshire
  • South Yorkshire

West Midlands

  • Birmingham and Black Country
  • Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent
  • Warwickshire, Coventry and Solihull

East Midlands

  • Derby and Derbyshire
  • Nottingham and Nottinghamshire
  • Leicester and Leicestershire
  • Lincolnshire

South East

  • Slough (remainder of Berkshire is tier 2: High alert)
  • Kent and Medway

South West

  • Bristol
  • South Gloucestershire
  • North Somerset

Measures will be reviewed in a fortnight and will be reviewed regularly.

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