Roadmap released: Beauty businesses in England could be open by 12 April
Today the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, will set out the government’s roadmap for cautiously easing lockdown restrictions in England. Beauty businesses are tentatively set to re-open by April 12.
The roadmap outlines four steps for easing restrictions. Before proceeding to the next step, the government will examine the data to assess the impact of previous easements. This assessment will be based on four tests which are that:
- The vaccine deployment programme continues successfully.
- Evidence shows vaccines are sufficiently effective in reducing hospitalisations and deaths in those vaccinated.
- Infection rates do not risk a surge in hospitalisations which would put unsustainable pressure on the NHS.
- Our assessment of the risks is not fundamentally changed by new Variants of Concern.
The four tests are currently being met so the first step will proceed from 8 March, at which point the top four priority cohorts for vaccinations will have received a degree of immunity, three weeks after being offered their first dose.
Dates outlined for each stage are as follows:
- 8 March — public and children from all schools can safely return to face-to-face teaching. Families and childcare bubbles encouraged to be tested regularly, outdoor socialising with one person also permitted
- 29 March — up to a maximum of six people or two households can meet outside. Outdoor sports facilities can reopen
12 April — Shops, hairdressers, beauty and nail salons, gyms and outdoor hospitality can reopen.
- 17 May — ‘rule of six’ abolished outdoors and replaced by maximum gatherings of 30 people. Two households can meet indoors, and cinemas, performances and sporting events can restart — including up to 10,000 fans in largest stadiums
- 21 June — all measures potentially end with nightclubs reopened and live events to resume.
For more info please see here: https://www.gov.uk/
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