Nottinghamshire salons must close from 30 October

By Kat Hill | 29 October 2020 | Movers & Shakers, News

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The local Covid alert level in Nottinghamshire will be raised to ‘very high’, signalling the closure of ‘personal care settings’ including nail and beauty businesses.

The new alert level will come into force at 00.01 on on Friday 30 October and will apply to the eight districts of Ashfield, Bassetlaw, Broxtowe, Gedling, Mansfield, Newark and Sherwood, Nottingham and Rushcliffe. Mobile workers must also cease operations.

The restrictions will be reviewed in 28 days to ‘ensure they are only in place for as long as necessary’.

A statement on the Government website reads:

  • personal care settings such as tattoo parlours, tanning and nail salons, and piercing services must close. Hairdressers and barber salons can remain open but cannot perform services that are otherwise closed. It is advised that personal care services do not take place in private homes.

Health and Social Care Secretary, Matt Hancock said: “We have seen infection rates rising sharply across Nottinghamshire, and in close collaboration with local leaders we have agreed on a package of local measures to stop this virus in its tracks. I understand how difficult life is under these restrictions and the impact they have on families and businesses, but we never take these decisions lightly.

“I want to thank local leaders for their continued support, and to extend my gratitude to the people of Nottinghamshire who have shown real resilience, consistently working together to follow the rules and help bring down rates of infection.”

The restrictions will be reviewed in 28 days, Minister of State Rt Hon Christopher Pincher MP has stated. “We are working closely with leaders across Nottinghamshire to support local people and businesses through the ongoing challenges this pandemic brings.”

Read the full statement here

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