Coronavirus: We’re taking pandemic significantly, says magnificence agency

Beauty salon owner in Lausanne, Switzerland wearing gloves, mask and a visorImage copyright Getty Images
Image caption Beauty salons in different nations resembling Switzerland have been allowed to reopen, amid the pandemic

Skincare agency Dermalogica has urged the UK to present magnificence salons and spas a date for reopening as coronavirus lockdown measures ease.

Hairdressers, pubs and eating places in England will probably be allowed to reopen on 4 July with security measures in place.

In an open letter to the federal government, Dermalogica UK wrote: “We assure you, we are taking coronavirus seriously.”

The agency stated there was “confusion” round why magnificence salons should not allowed to reopen subsequent month.

Writing to Business Secretary Alok Sharma, Dermalogica UK’s normal supervisor Hermann questioned why “one-to-one services in a highly sanitised environment” would put shoppers extra susceptible to contracting the coronavirus, than a restaurant or pub with minimal social distancing measures.

“The industry, which has a strong and existing standard on hygiene and sanitation, has been active in preparing to go back to work safely,” he stated.

The ten companies nonetheless not allowed to reopen:

  • Nightclubs
  • Casinos
  • Bowling alleys and indoor skating rinks
  • Indoor play areas together with soft-play
  • Spas
  • Nail bars and sweetness salons
  • Massage, tattoo and piercing parlours
  • Gyms and dance studios
  • Swimming swimming pools and water parks
  • Exhibition and convention centres

Dermalogica shares skincare merchandise and coverings for zits in additional than 5,500 spas and sweetness salons throughout the UK.

Speaking within the House of Commons on Tuesday, Prime Minister Boris Johnson stated that contact providers, resembling nail bars or spas, wouldn’t be capable of open till the federal government may affirm they “can operate in a coronavirus-secure way”.

But magnificence and wellness industries argue that they require “clarity on whether it will be possible to remain in business”, stated Mr Hermann.

In a survey of the companies Dermalogica UK works with, 6% have stated they are going to be compelled to shut because of coronavirus-related lockdown measures.

‘It was a shock’

Beautician Tara Williamson is pissed off by what she sees as a double commonplace from authorities, with hairdressers allowed to reopen, however magnificence salons staying closed.

Image copyright Tara Williamson
Image caption “I don’t really get it,” says beautician Tara Williamson

She runs The Beauty, Skin and Eyelash Lounge in Epping, Essex and had deliberate to open on 4 July.

“It just seems crazy that we have no guidelines of when we can open and what is going to be happening,” she instructed the BBC.

“I don’t see a reason why we couldn’t open and it will obviously be a big blow.”

The prime minister stated on Tuesday that the federal government’s public well being consultants will work with sectors which stay closed, to assist them open “as soon as possible”.

BBC News has contacted the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy for remark.