Scottish salons get 5 April re-opening date

Hairdressers in Scotland have been given the go-ahead to open on 5 April as lockdown restrictions ease

Map of Scotland with Open sign and 5 April date

Scottish salons can open to welcome clients from 5 April, days after the country’s ‘stay at home’ orders are to be lifted.

The ‘stay at home’ orders lift on 2 April but people will be required to stay within their own local authority areas for a few more weeks yet, until 26 April, when the travel ban in Scotland will be lifted and more non-essential retail re-opens.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon stated that “brighter days are ahead of us” in a speech to MSPs . She explained that a dramatic drop in the number of people being hospitalised with Covid-19, thanks to the success of the vaccination programme, meant some restrictions could end.

All parts of Scotland which are currently in the top tier of lockdown restrictions will move down from level four to level three from 26 April, and it is expected that restrictions on travel within mainland Scotland will be lifted entirely.

News of freelance hairdressers is expected to be clarified following this news of Scottish salons re-opening.

It is important to ensure that you are extra vigilant when clients request hair colour services once your salon or barbershop is up and running again after lockdown. A lot of clients’ skin tests for allergic reactions will be out of date, so be sure to factor in booking clients in for their skin tests when booking in clients for colour services.

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