The guidance is for the retail sector, including close contact services such as hairdressers, barbers and beauty salons, which covers procedures for staff and customer safety and an operations checklist.
This guidance will be updated again before the reopening of all close contact services, intended for 26 April.
Examples of close contact services are:
- hairdressing and barber services
- beauty and nail services (including make-up services)
- hair removal services
- tattoo, piercing and body modification services
- fashion design, dress-fitting and tailoring services
- indoor portrait photography and art services
- massage therapies
- complementary and alternative medicine services requiring physical contact or close physical proximity between persons, but not osteopathy and chiropractic services
- spa and wellness services
- other services or procedures which require physical contact or close physical proximity between a provider and a customer and are not ancillary to medical, health, or social care services