Coronavirus rule changes: what you can and can’t do from reopening nail bars starting tomorrow


More locking rules are relaxed in England on Monday, as salons, nail bars and tattoo studios are allowed to reopen. This weekend has already seen the return of the outdoor theater and outdoor swimming pools and water parks.

Grassroots sport started to be released from lockdown on Saturday – with Cricket the first to get the green light.

And from July 25, indoor gymnasiums, dance studios and ice rinks can also reopen.

But there is still no date for the reopening of the nightclubs – nor is there a date for the indoor theaters to definitively open their doors.

And there have been no government announcements on indoor playgrounds, piercing studios, bowling alleys, or casinos.

Here are all the changes coming into effect on Monday – and all those that are still unclear.

What you can do in England from Monday

Visit nail bars, tattoo studios, and tanning salons

Estheticians, nail bars, tattoo artists, spas, massage parlors, physiotherapy companies, body and skin piercing services and tanning salons can reopen from Monday in England.

Culture secretary Oliver Dowden announced that “other close contact services” could now reopen from Monday.

But facial treatments, including eyelashes, will not be allowed at this time.

Clients and beauticians will be separated by screens, gloves worn if possible and no food or drink other than water will be allowed.

What treatments will not be available?

The government says the only treatments offered should be those that do not involve working in the “highest risk area” – directly in front of the face.

This immediately excludes the following:

  • Facial hair removal
  • Eyelash treatments
  • Make-up application
  • Facial treatments
  • Dermarolling
  • Dermaplaning
  • Microblading
  • Electrolysis on the face
  • Eyebrow treatments
  • Facial piercings – including nose, tongue, eyebrows and lips

What you can’t do yet

Get together in large groups or hug people outside your home

There are still limits to seeing family and friends in England.

Outdoors, gatherings should not include more than six people or two households, with appropriate social distancing.

Inside, gatherings should not include more than two households – again, with appropriate social distancing.

The exception is if you are part of two households in an exclusive “support bubble”. If so, you can hug and kiss and you are essentially “one household”.

This applies in pubs as well as in private homes, but it is a guideline, not the law. The law only prohibits gatherings of more than 30 people.

Visit the following locations that will open later in July

Visit the following locations that do not yet have a reopening date

  • Indoor theaters or concert venues for live shows (outside of a pilot program)

  • Discos, dance halls, discos

  • Casinos

  • Sex entertainment and hostess bars

  • Bowling lanes

  • Indoor play areas, including soft play areas

  • Exhibition halls or conference centers should remain closed for events such as exhibitions or conferences, other than those working for the company or organization that manages the venue.

Take public transport without a mask

People in England can still be fined up to £ 80 if they don’t wear a face covering on public transport.

In fact, with the new one meter plus mitigation rule, wearing a covering has become even more essential.

The government has made a law to wear them on all trains, buses, trams, ferries and planes to reduce the spread of the coronavirus.

Covering the mouth and nose in this way reduces the risk of virus transmission from asymptomatic carriers – people who are infected but have no symptoms.

DIY face covers can be used, even scarves or masks made of fine fabric.

British transport police can still fine anyone who does not wear a mask for £ 80.


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