Beauty salons and tattoo parlours prepare to reopen

Businesses able to welcome customers again but are required to adhere to Scottish Government guidance.

Beauty salons and tattoo parlours are preparing to reopen on Wednesday.

Businesses will be able to welcome customers once again but they must adhere to Scottish Government guidance for the industry.

Key measures include physical distancing with marked areas between seats and treatment stations and the installation of perspex screens at work stations.

Booking are expected to be made by appointment only, with staggered times to minimise overlap of clients.

Customers details should be kept for four weeks, so they can be shared with Test and Protect – the Scottish Government’s contract tracing scheme – if needed.

Face coverings are mandatory for staff and customers, while visors are recommended for employees.

Additionally, reading materials and refreshments should be removed other than water on request.

These are the same rules which apply to hairdressers and barbers, which reopened on Wednesday.