Hairdressers and barbers across the nation are getting prepared to reopen their doors. (Picture: Getty Images)
Hairdressers and barbershops had to close their doors once again in January as the UK entered lockdown. Non-essential businesses such as salons and clothes shops were told to remain closed in an attempt to control the outbreak. However, England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland have all been revealing their roadmap out of the current restrictions. So, when will hairdressers and barbers reopen? Here’s everything you need to know. According to Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s four-part roadmap, hairdressers, barbers and salons will be able to reopen in England from Monday, April 12. This is also the date that has been proposed for the reopening of non-essential shops. Mr Johnson has emphasised that the government will focus on ‘data not dates’ when it comes to lifting restrictions, so there is a chance this date could be delayed if infection rates rise again across the country.
Hairdressers and barbers in Wales are getting ready to open their doors on Monday, March 15. The Welsh First Minister, Mark Drakeford, said the Government will begin reopening society ‘cautiously, carefully, and step-by-step’ going forward. As for Scotland, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon still hasn’t announced an exact date, but she vowed to not delay the reopening of hairdressers and barbers any longer than necessary. During a recent parliament annoucement, Ms Strugeon said she is hoping to ease restrictions sooner than expected. People in Northern Ireland hoping for a trim are not in luck, either, as salons are expected to remain closed until at least April 1. Are mobile hairdressers open in lockdown? Mobile hairdressers are not allowed to operate in England, Wales, Northern Ireland, or Level 4 areas in Scotland during the lockdown. This applies to people who come into your house, and also those who work out of a van or other vehicle. But if your pampered pooch desperately needs a haircut for their health, you’re in luck as dog groomers are open for pets that need a trim for their welfare. – metro.co.uk