Salons across the UK and Ireland start to see clarity on opening for business
Ireland – salons and barbers can reopen 29 June
Having originally set a date of 20 July, the Irish government has now confirmed that salons can reopen from 29 June following a re-evaluation.
Northern Ireland – salons and barbers can reopen 6 July
Revealed by the Executive, the plans are among the next lockdown easing measures green lit by Stormont ministers.
Wales – salons and barbers likely to reopen 13 July
First Minister Mark Drakeford will make a further announcement on 9 July to confirm if it is safe for salons to reopen, but the plan is 13 July.
England – salons and barbers to reopen 4 July
Boris Johnson confirmed English salons could reopen on 4 July, and mentioned specifically the use of visors in terms of PPE requirements.
Scotland – salons and barbers to reopen 15 July
Having originally announced that salons and barbers would be likely to reopen in mid-August, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has now confirmed that hairdressers and barbers can reopen from 15 July. Other personal retail services will remain closed until a later date.