Are hairdressers open during the national lockdown?

HAIRDRESSERS are among the businesses affected by the new national lockdown rules.

All non-essential businesses have been ordered to close and pubs have been banned from serving takeaway pints.

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A new mutant strain of the deadly coronavirus is being blamed for the tougher tier level as it's believed to be over 50% more infectious.

From this evening, households are being told to stay at home and schools must close until February half term.

But what do the new rules mean for those wanting a haircut? 

Are hairdressers open in during England's national lockdown?

Unfortunately, hairdressers and barbers have to shut in all places under the latest coronavirus restrictions.

It means Brits who were due for a trim will now need to wait longer for a haircut.

Beauty salons, tanning studios, massage parlours and tattoo and piercing shops must also close during the lockdown.


List of businesses that can stay open in lockdown

Businesses providing essential services are allowed to stay open during the winter lockdown.

Shops that supply groceries, medicines and financial services can continue to serve customers, as long as they are Covid-secure.

The government is yet to publish a full list of the businesses that can stay open but it is expected to be similar to those in Tier 4.

These include:

  • Supermarkets
  • Pharmacies
  • Garden centres and Christmas tree retailers
  • Building merchants and suppliers of building products and off-licences
  • Market stalls selling essential retail
  • Businesses providing repair services but only if they primarily offer repair services
  • Petrol stations
  • Automatic (but not manual) car washes
  • Vehicle repair and MOT services
  • Bicycle shops
  • Taxi and vehicle hire businesses
  • Banks and building societies
  • Post offices
  • Short-term loan providers and money transfer businesses
  • Funeral directors
  • Laundrettes and dry cleaners
  • Medical and dental services
  • Vets and pet shops
  • Animal rescue centres, boarding facilities, and animal groomers
  • Agricultural supplies shops
  • Mobility and disability support shops
  • Storage and distribution facilities
  • Car parks
  • Public toilets
  • Motorway service areas
  • Outdoor playgrounds
  • Golf courses
  • Places of worship but only for individual prayer

We've rounded up a full list of shops and businesses that are forced to shut under Tier 4 rules.

It includes indoor gyms and other indoor sporting activities, which are now closed.

New Tier 4 rules and exemptions: What you can and can’t do explained.

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