Coronavirus: Updated safety guidance for close contact services

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Guidance to help those providing close contact services such as hairdressers, barbers, beauty, tattoo, sports and massage therapy to continue to operate safely

The Department for the Economy (DfE) has published updated guidance to help close contact services to operate safely while minimising the risk of spreading COVID-19. This guidance aims to help businesses to ensure they are operating safely and within Northern Ireland legislation.

What are close contact services?

Close contact services are defined as including hairdressing, barbering, beauty, aesthetics, nails, make-up, tattoo, tanning, spa, sports and massage therapy, well-being and holistic locations, dress fitters, tailors and fashion designers.

The guidance is also designed for those who provide mobile close contact services from their homes and in other people’s homes, delivering the close contact services detailed above in allied sectors such as the arts or entertainment, those in retail environments, as well as those studying hair and beauty in vocational training environments.

Access the working safely guidance for close contact services.

First published 30 September 2020