Close Contact Services Update

  • Close Contact Services – services involving direct contact with the face are not to be provided

The government has confirmed that beauty salons, nail bars, tattoo and massage studios, physical therapy businesses and spas across England will be able to reopen safely from Monday 13 July.  Updated COVID-19 secure guidance sets out the measures that those providing close contact services should follow to protect staff and customers. It’s to be noted that only services that do not involve work in the highest risk zone – directly in front of the face – should be made available to clients. This means that treatments such as face waxing, eyelash treatments, make-up application and facial treatments, should not be provided until government advice changes, due to the much greater risk of transmission.  The full press release is available here: and the guidance is available here:

  • Performing Arts

On the basis that from Saturday 11 July, theatres and performing arts organisations can put on outdoor performances to socially distant audiences, guidance for people who work in performing arts, including arts organisations, venue operators and participants has been released, and is available here:

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