Coronavirus: Tips for Beauty Salons, Gyms and Swimming Pools That Are Allowed to Reopen | Political News


The government has announced the latest easing of England’s closure, with beauty salons, gymnasiums, leisure centers and swimming pools allowed to reopen this month.

What beauty treatments can I get from Monday?

The British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology (BABTAC) – which has worked with the government on the reopening of the beauty industry – has stated that treatments on the body such as manicures, pedicures, leg or leg hair removal bikini will be allowed when the salons reopen from Monday.

The size of the beard will also be allowed, but it should be limited to “simple beard trimmings, to thin or remove volume or length, which can be done with clippers or scissors”, BABTAC said.

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Details, complex contours or shaving of beards / mustaches that involve extended periods near the “high risk area” directly in front of the client’s face should not be performed.

What beauty treatments can’t I get?

BABTAC has declared that facial treatments will not be authorized when the salons are reopened.

This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Waxing, sugaring or threading services
  • Facial treatments
  • Advanced facial (electrical or mechanical)
  • Eyelash treatments
  • Make-up application
  • Dermarolling
  • Dermaplaning
  • Microblading
  • Electrolysis on the face
  • Eyebrow treatments

Salon employees are advised that treatments or services provided in the “high risk area” directly in front of the client are the most risky in terms of catching or spreading the coronavirus, as splashes and droplets from the nose and the mouth are present, even when they cannot be seen.

Can I use the gym locker rooms when they reopen?


Government directives issued before the reopening of gymnasiums and recreation centers on July 25 state that the venues “should encourage participants to go to the facility with sports equipment and, if possible, to go home to change / take a shower “.

“The use of changing rooms and showers should generally be avoided as much as possible, although these should be available for participants with disabilities or special needs and are likely necessary after swimming,” he adds. he.

Premises are also encouraged not to play music at a volume that makes normal conversation difficult because of the increased risk of transmission – especially aerosol and droplet transmission – if people have to raise their voices.

Do I have to wear a face mask when I train?

In announcing the reopening of gymnasiums from July 25, Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden said that gymnastics enthusiasts would not need to wear face covers.

“We have not made the decision to require the use of face masks in gymnasiums,” he said.

He pointed out that a “whole set of mitigation measures” would be in place in gymnasiums.

Will saunas or hammams be open?


The government says saunas and hammams should remain out of use for the time being as the risk of transmission is unclear.

The boards also state that the use of shared items such as towels, robes, balls, weights, rackets, balls, scoring equipment or sportswear should be avoided unless they can be cleaned or disinfected between users.

Places are also invited to ensure that all water fountains have signage that prohibits consumption in person and to emphasize that these facilities are only used to fill personal bottles.

Will the numbers be limited?

Gyms and recreation centers are encouraged, where possible, to facilitate social distancing by limiting the total number of clients.

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The guidelines state that the maximum occupancy of each gymnasium should be limited by providing a minimum of 100 square feet per person of the gymnasium’s usable net space, including locker rooms, restrooms and restrooms.

Will I have a social distance in a swimming pool?

According to government directives, swimming pools, when they reopen on July 25, should limit the number of people to allow 3 m² per swimmer.

Do I have to give my name when using a swimming pool or a gym?


Places are requested to keep a temporary registration of customers and visitors for 21 days, collecting the name of each participant, their personal telephone number, their mobile telephone number, as well as the date and times of entry and exit.

The number may be limited in swimming pools

This is how each person can be contacted if there is a case of COVID-19 connected to the installation.

Can I take the train or the bus to the gym or the pool?

Despite the easing of the UK lockdown, the government still advises people to consider all other forms of transportation before using public transportation.

Dowden said Thursday, “This is one of the reasons why we had such intense training on things like biking, walking, other forms of exercise … but we said it all throughout this process if there is no other alternative, then you should use public transport with a mask and take other mitigation measures if necessary. “


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