To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when the Government plans to announce the reopening date for businesses not allowed to reopen on 4 July 2020 as covid-19 lockdown restrictions are eased.
17 July 2020
All Close Contact Services were allowed to reopen from 13 July, subject to them following COVID-secure guidelines. On 17 July, my Rt. Hon. Friend the Prime Minister announced that Close Contact Services including treatments on the face are allowed to resume as of 1st August in a COVID-secure way.
We appreciate that this is difficult for some businesses. Our approach is guided by the scientific and medical advice, and every step is weighed against the evidence, remembering that the more we open up the more vigilant we will need to be.