As we await the contents of Prime Ministers’ official press conference, it’s good news for barbershops and salons as on page 23 of the Government’s COVID-19 Winter Plan it states that personal care can open in all tiers.
The Prime Minister also announced that the national lockdown in England WILL end on Wednesday 2 December with a tiered system replacing it.
The extract below shows how the tiered system will look. Positively, personal care will remain open in all three tiers.
Speaking from the Prime Minister’s Office earlier today (Monday 23 November) Boris Johnson said:
“Mr Speaker, thank you very much and with your permission, I will make a statement on the Government’s COVID-19 Winter Plan. For the first time since this wretched virus took hold, we can see a route out of the pandemic. The breakthroughs in treatment, in testing and vaccines mean that the scientific cavalry is now in sight and we know in our hearts that next year we will succeed.
By the Spring, these advances should reduce the need for the restrictions we have endured in 2020 and make the whole concept of a Covid lockdown redundant.”
He confirmed that we will be going to go back instead to a regional tiered approach, applying the toughest measures where Covid is most prevalent.
The Prime Minister ended with the following: ” Everyone can help speed up the arrival of that moment by continuing to follow the rules, getting tested and self-isolating when instructed, remembering hands, face and space, and pulling together for one final push to the Spring, when we have every reason to hope and believe that the achievements of our scientists will finally lift the shadow of the virus.”
You can read the full speech here.