Covid-19: Beauty set to lose out on easing of lockdown restrictions next month

Boris Johnson’s ‘cautious’ roadmap for England’s exit from lockdown will not allow beauty businesses to reopen with non-essential retail in March

In a repeat of history, beauty salons and hairdressers in England are set to lose out on the easing of Covid-19 restrictions next month.

According to reports, Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to announce later today that the sector, which generates more than £9bn to the UK’s economy every year, will not be given permission to welcome back customers until at least April.

Non-essential retailers anticipate they will be allowed to reopen from late March.

Similar to the easing of restrictions in the summer, hairdressers will be at the front of the queue to reopen, while . . .

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