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Beauty salons can thread eyebrows and offer facials from Saturday


Beauty salons will be able to do facials like eyebrow threading and facials starting Saturday, the Prime Minister announced last night.

Tattoo parlors, spas and hairdressers across England can also provide all of the close-to-contact services, including eyelash treatments, under new guidance.

In addition, indoor soft play areas, indoor theaters, bowling alleys, ice rinks and casinos may be reopened this weekend.

Downing Street also said it will resume plans to pilot a small number of sporting events to test the safe return of larger crowds.

In the meantime, wedding receptions for up to 30 guests are permitted from tomorrow, but only in the form of a seated meal and in a "Covid-safe place".

It comes after previous concerns about an increase in people with coronavirus.

However, the government announced the changes, saying "the situation now seems to have leveled off".

Business Secretary Alok Sharma said: “As of Saturday, salons, spas and other close contact services across England can once again offer all services in a way that is safe for workers and customers.

Beauty salons will be able to do facials like eyebrow threading and facials starting Saturday, the Prime Minister announced last night. Pictured: archive image

& # 39; I'm excited to give these often small, independent businesses a much-needed boost as we move forward with our plan to boost the economy to protect jobs and incomes.

& # 39; The opening up of the economy depends on our continued success in fighting the spread of the coronavirus.

"Therefore, it remains important that companies adhere to Covid-19's safe measures to protect workers and the public."

The plan, set out in the government's Roadmap to Recovery, which was suspended for two weeks due to a surge in Covid-19 cases, will now resume in England from Saturday.

The specific areas of the country that have local restrictions will remain restricted.

Indoor venues may reopen to a socially distant audience starting tomorrow under the updated performing arts guidelines released by the government. Pictured: archive image

Indoor venues may reopen to a socially distant audience starting tomorrow under the updated performing arts guidelines released by the government. Pictured: archive image

Indoor theaters, music and event venues

Venues such as theaters can reopen with a socially distant audience under the updated performing arts guidance published by the government.

According to new guidelines, indoor spaces must be operated with reduced capacity and ticket sales limited to ensure that the distance inside can be maintained.

There could also be major delays between performances as the venues need to do a thorough cleaning before the next audience arrives.

Those on the stage must also adhere to the rules of social distancing.

Live sport pilot events will continue

A small number of sporting events are also piloted to test the safe return of spectators.

This is in view of the reopening of competition venues for sports fans with social distancing measures from October 1st.

Plans begin with the final of the World Snooker Championship at Sheffield & # 39; s Crucible Theater from August 15th to 16th. A full pilot program follows.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has canceled scheduled pilot events with some fans in attendance during the first two weeks of August as he was concerned about the coronavirus infection rate.

A small number of sporting events are also piloted to test the safe return of spectators. Pictured: Wembley Stadium in London

A small number of sporting events are also piloted to test the safe return of spectators. Pictured: Wembley Stadium in London

But the government has now sanctioned the public attending a small number of sporting events to reopen competition venues for sports fans with social distancing measures from Oct. 1.

Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden said: & # 39; The nation's hard work keeping the virus under control means we can now make further cautious strides in recovery by returning to indoor performances, fans at sporting events and the general public Reopening of more Covid-19 free time enables companies.

“We all need to remain vigilant, but today's welcome news means these organizations are finally up and running safely and we can enjoy more of the things we love as a nation.

"I have no doubt that they will work incredibly hard to keep their fans, clients and customers safe."

Wedding receptions in "Covid-safe locations"

Wedding events for up to 30 guests are permitted from Saturday, but only in the form of a seated meal at a location that complies with Covid-19 guidelines.

The ceremonies are limited to a maximum of 30 people and should be kept "as brief as possible," the government said.

Wedding receptions for up to 30 guests are permitted from Saturday, but only in the form of a seated meal at a location that complies with Covid-19 guidelines. Pictured: archive image

Wedding receptions for up to 30 guests are permitted from Saturday, but only in the form of a seated meal at a location that complies with Covid-19 guidelines. Pictured: archive image

Tattoo studios, spas and hairdressers

Tattoo studios, beauty salons, spas, and hairdressers can offer additional services from Saturday, including pre-face treatments such as eyebrow threading.

Facials, eyelash treatments and the application of make-up are also allowed, in addition to botox injections and beard trimming.

Mr Sharma said allowing these services would "give these often small, independent businesses a much-needed boost as we continue our plan to boost the economy to protect jobs and incomes".

However, workplaces must still be Covid-19 safe, and it must be cleaned and hand washed regularly.

Tattoo parlors and spas may also all offer "close contact" services. Pictured: archive image

Tattoo parlors and spas may also all offer "close contact" services. Pictured: archive image

Casinos, ice rinks, bowling alleys and indoor games

Several entertainment venues can open their doors to customers tomorrow for the first time since the lockdown.

Casinos, ice rinks, bowling alleys and indoor play centers for children will resume trading.

The Betting and Gambling Council has welcomed the move for England but urged Scotland and Wales to follow suit, claiming that many casinos are "on the fringes".

However, night clubs and dance halls remain closed.

Business events and conferences

Business events and conferences can resume from October 1, as long as infection rates remain at current levels.

These events are set to begin as a pilot so bosses can figure out how best to ensure social distancing, the Times reported.

Lockdown restrictions were due to be relaxed on August 1, but a surge in coronavirus cases by that time resulted in them being suspended for two weeks.

Mr Johnson warned last night that the changes are "conditional" and could be changed again if the infection rate starts to rise.

"We will not hesitate to slow down if necessary or continue to take local action to control the spread of the virus," he said.