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Skin Piercing and Tattooing: Coronavirus

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN 58776, tabled on 11 June 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the earliest date on which tattoo and piercing businesses will be permitted to reopen; and whether those businesses will need to put in place additional safeguards to operate safely.

Answered on

18 June 2020

As stated in the Roadmap for Recovery the Government anticipates that they will be opened as part of Phase 3 in July, should the science confirm that it is safe to do so. This area’s taskforce is producing guidance, which will be released prior to reopening.

This guidance will apply to England only, but will be useful to businesses across the UK. People in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland should refer to equivalent guidance issued by devolved administrations.