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Non-surgical Cosmetic Procedures: Coronavirus

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 155204, tabled on 19 February 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the prevalence of aesthetic practitioners administering (a) Botulinum toxin and (b) dermal fillers during covid-19 lockdown under the guise that they are essential medical procedures.

Answered on

26 February 2021

The Department does not collect data on recorded breaches of the Regulations or offences committed by providers of aesthetic services.

Personal care services provided for essential medical and health needs, which cannot be deferred, may continue. It is for each provider to assess whether they are a business required to close having considered the Regulations and guidance on business closures and any guidance issued by the healthcare regulators, or a relevant professional body.

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