As promised, Luton BID has compiled some important information to assist hair salons and barbers with their reopening.
Guidance for hair salons & barbers
Businesses will be required to complete a site risk assessment before reopening and at Luton BID, we understand this may be a daunting task.

We hope that bringing the information below into one place will make the government guidelines clearer, helping you to prepare your premises so that your staff and customers remain safe once you are allowed to reopen.
Hairdressers & barbers permitted to open from 4 July
Hairdressers and barbershops will be permitted to reopen for services that relate to cutting or treating hair on the head only from 4 July.
The Government has released official guidance for close contact services, to keep workers and clients safe during COVID-19. You can download the full PDF below.
Unfortunately, nail bars and beauty salons, spas, and massag e, tattoo and body piercing parlours are unable to open at the moment. No announcement has yet been made by the government as to when this will change. However, the guidance for close contact services will certainly enable these businesses to prepare for when they can finally trade again.
What other steps do I need to consider for my business premises?
  • Hand sanitiser where customers enter and placed in toilet
  • Remove clutter (as everything needs to be cleaned frequently)
  • Remove magazine/books/ornaments/cushions/other soft furnishings/no refreshments
  • Remove waiting area.
  • Details of clients kept for 21 days along with stylists name that attended to them. (Be mindful of GDPR)
  • Consider video call or phone consultations prior to appointments to cut down on length of appointment
  • Consider calling/texting clients to let them know when you are ready for them to enter the salon for their appointment
  • Clients to attend alone where possible
  • Stylist station spacing with perspex screens between if necessary
  • Ensure all stylists have one dedicated station and do not share any equipment.
  • Use back-to-back or side-to-side working (rather than face-to-face) whenever possible.
  • Consider using a consistent pairing system, defined as fixing which workers work together, if workers have to be in close proximity (defined as being within arm’s-length of someone else for a sustained period of time)
  • One-way systems – usage of signage
  • Perspex screens at reception desk
  • All equipment thoroughly cleaned/sterilised after each client
  • Disposable gowns for both staff and clients
  • Consider asking clients to wear face coverings
  • Sufficient time in between clients to clean station, chairs and any touch points.
  • Remind all staff and clients that if they feel ill they must not attend the salon.
  • Stagger working times of stylists so salon is not too crowded
This is not an exhaustive list of factors, but will be helpful in getting you started on reopening your business safely. Businesses must also have a copy of their COVID secure certificate on display at all times.

Businesses must also be prepared for the possibility of having to revert back to a period of lockdown .
COVID-19 Recovery Starter Packs For Levy Paying Businesses
Luton BID has put together a COVID-19 recovery starter pack for levy-paying businesses. Please note, some of these items may need to be supplied separately due to limited supplies and delivery timescales.
  • 3 x social distancing floor graphics
  • 3 x washable face coverings
  • 1 x social distancing window vinyl
  • 1 x hand-washing poster
  • 1 x business compliance poster
  • 1 x social distancing poster
  • 1 x roll of social distancing tape

Click the link below to request a pack - please include your business name, business address, contact name and telephone number.
Business Support Guide

Our comprehensive coronavirus Business Support Guide has been updated to reflect the new phase of guidance as announced by the Government.

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