Are Beauty Salons Open Under New Tier 3 Restrictions?

As of 2nd December 2020, England officially came out of its second lockdown.

The British Prime Minister made clear, that after the second lockdown, each county would be put under a different tier to manage their local areas infection rates.

However, there is a little bit of confusion for residents and business a like to know exactly what rules they should be following in each tier. This confusion is further perpetuated by the fact that the tiers in each area can and will change every so often.

To manage the confusion the first thing you need to be sure of is which tier you are in.

Which tier am I in?

This data is correct as of 8th December 2020 and may have changed if you are reading this at any time after.

HartlepoolTier 3 (Very High)
MiddlesbroughTier 3 (Very High)
Redcar and ClevelandTier 3 (Very High)
Stockton-on-TeesTier 3 (Very High)
DarlingtonTier 3 (Very High)
HaltonTier 2 (High)
WarringtonTier 2 (High)
Blackburn with DarwenTier 3 (Very High)
BlackpoolTier 3 (Very High)
Kingston upon Hull, City ofTier 3 (Very High)
East Riding of YorkshireTier 3 (Very High)
North East LincolnshireTier 3 (Very High)
North LincolnshireTier 3 (Very High)
YorkTier 2 (High)
DerbyTier 3 (Very High)
LeicesterTier 3 (Very High)
RutlandTier 2 (High)
NottinghamTier 3 (Very High)
Herefordshire, County ofTier 2 (High)
Telford and WrekinTier 2 (High)
Stoke-on-TrentTier 3 (Very High)
Bath and North East SomersetTier 2 (High)
Bristol, City ofTier 3 (Very High)
North SomersetTier 3 (Very High)
South GloucestershireTier 3 (Very High)
PlymouthTier 2 (High)
TorbayTier 2 (High)
SwindonTier 2 (High)
PeterboroughTier 2 (High)
SloughTier 3 (Very High)
Windsor and MaidenheadTier 2 (High)
WokinghamTier 2 (High)
Milton KeynesTier 2 (High)
Brighton and HoveTier 2 (High)
PortsmouthTier 2 (High)
SouthamptonTier 2 (High)
LutonTier 2 (High)
Southend-on-SeaTier 2 (High)
ThurrockTier 2 (High)
MedwayTier 3 (Very High)
Bracknell ForestTier 2 (High)
West BerkshireTier 2 (High)
Isle of WightTier 1 (Medium)
County DurhamTier 3 (Very High)
Cheshire EastTier 2 (High)
Cheshire West and ChesterTier 2 (High)
ShropshireTier 2 (High)
CornwallTier 1 (Medium)
Isles of Scillynull
WiltshireTier 2 (High)
BedfordTier 2 (High)
Central BedfordshireTier 2 (High)
NorthumberlandTier 3 (Very High)
Bournemouth, Christchurch and PooleTier 2 (High)
DorsetTier 2 (High)
BoltonTier 3 (Very High)
BuryTier 3 (Very High)
ManchesterTier 3 (Very High)
OldhamTier 3 (Very High)
RochdaleTier 3 (Very High)
SalfordTier 3 (Very High)
StockportTier 3 (Very High)
TamesideTier 3 (Very High)
TraffordTier 3 (Very High)
WiganTier 3 (Very High)
KnowsleyTier 2 (High)
LiverpoolTier 2 (High)
St. HelensTier 2 (High)
SeftonTier 2 (High)
WirralTier 2 (High)
BarnsleyTier 3 (Very High)
ReadingTier 2 (High)
DoncasterTier 3 (Very High)
RotherhamTier 3 (Very High)
SheffieldTier 3 (Very High)
Newcastle upon TyneTier 3 (Very High)
North TynesideTier 3 (Very High)
South TynesideTier 3 (Very High)
SunderlandTier 3 (Very High)
BirminghamTier 3 (Very High)
CoventryTier 3 (Very High)
DudleyTier 3 (Very High)
SandwellTier 3 (Very High)
SolihullTier 3 (Very High)
WalsallTier 3 (Very High)
WolverhamptonTier 3 (Very High)
BradfordTier 3 (Very High)
CalderdaleTier 3 (Very High)
KirkleesTier 3 (Very High)
LeedsTier 3 (Very High)
WakefieldTier 3 (Very High)
GatesheadTier 3 (Very High)
City of LondonTier 2 (High)
Barking and DagenhamTier 2 (High)
BarnetTier 2 (High)
BexleyTier 2 (High)
Ards and North Downnull
Dumfries and Gallowaynull
East Ayrshirenull
East Lothiannull
East Renfrewshirenull
Na h-Eileanan Siarnull
North Ayrshirenull
Orkney Islandsnull
Scottish Bordersnull
Shetland Islandsnull
South Ayrshirenull
South Lanarkshirenull
Aberdeen Citynull
Argyll and Butenull
City of Edinburghnull
West Dunbartonshirenull
West Lothiannull
BrentTier 2 (High)
BromleyTier 2 (High)
CamdenTier 2 (High)
CroydonTier 2 (High)
EalingTier 2 (High)
EnfieldTier 2 (High)
GreenwichTier 2 (High)
Vale of Glamorgannull
Rhondda Cynon Tafnull
Blaenau Gwentnull
Merthyr Tydfilnull
HackneyTier 2 (High)
Hammersmith and FulhamTier 2 (High)
HaringeyTier 2 (High)
HarrowTier 2 (High)
HaveringTier 2 (High)
HillingdonTier 2 (High)
HounslowTier 2 (High)
IslingtonTier 2 (High)
Kensington and ChelseaTier 2 (High)
Kingston upon ThamesTier 2 (High)
LambethTier 2 (High)
LewishamTier 2 (High)
MertonTier 2 (High)
NewhamTier 2 (High)
RedbridgeTier 2 (High)
Richmond upon ThamesTier 2 (High)
SouthwarkTier 2 (High)
SuttonTier 2 (High)
Tower HamletsTier 2 (High)
Waltham ForestTier 2 (High)
WandsworthTier 2 (High)
WestminsterTier 2 (High)
BuckinghamshireTier 2 (High)
CambridgeshireTier 2 (High)
CumbriaTier 2 (High)
DerbyshireTier 3 (Very High)
DevonTier 2 (High)
East SussexTier 2 (High)
EssexTier 2 (High)
GloucestershireTier 2 (High)
HampshireTier 2 (High)
HertfordshireTier 2 (High)
KentTier 3 (Very High)
LancashireTier 3 (Very High)
LeicestershireTier 3 (Very High)
LincolnshireTier 3 (Very High)
NorfolkTier 2 (High)
NorthamptonshireTier 2 (High)
North YorkshireTier 2 (High)
NottinghamshireTier 3 (Very High)
OxfordshireTier 2 (High)
SomersetTier 2 (High)
StaffordshireTier 3 (Very High)
SuffolkTier 2 (High)
SurreyTier 2 (High)
WarwickshireTier 3 (Very High)
West SussexTier 2 (High)
WorcestershireTier 2 (High)
Antrim and Newtownabbeynull
Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavonnull
Causeway Coast and Glensnull
Derry City and Strabanenull
Fermanagh and Omaghnull
Lisburn and Castlereaghnull
Mid and East Antrimnull
Mid Ulsternull
Newry, Mourne and Downnull
Dundee Citynull
East Dunbartonshirenull
Perth and Kinrossnull
Glasgow Citynull
North Lanarkshirenull
Isle of Angleseynull
Neath Port Talbotnull

What are the rules for each tier?

Tier 1 – medium alert

Retail, entertainment, accommodation, personal care, eg hairdressers, beauty salons and nail bars, indoor leisure, eg gyms and swimming are all OPEN.

Education is open in all tiers.

Avoid travel into tier three areas (except where necessary, eg for work, education, medical attention) and walk/cycle when possible.

Overnight stays are permitted, with household, support bubble or up to six people.

You can meet with friends and family with a maximum of six indoors or outdoors, other than single households or support bubbles.

15 guests are allowed for weddings, civil partnerships, wedding receptions and wakes, while 30 guests are allowed for funerals.

Tier 2 – high alert

Retail, entertainment, accommodation, personal care, eg hairdressers, beauty salons and nail bars, indoor leisure, eg gyms and swimming are all OPEN.

Education is open in all tiers.

Reduce journeys where possible. Avoid travel into tier three areas (except where necessary).

Overnight stays are permitted, with household, support bubble or up to six people.

Absolutely no mixing of household indoors apart from support bubbles. Maximum of six outdoors.

15 guests are allowed for weddings, civil partnerships, wedding receptions and wakes, while 30 guests are allowed for funerals.

Tier 3 – very high alert

Retail, entertainment, accommodation, personal care, eg hairdressers, beauty salons and nail bars, indoor leisure, eg gyms and swimming are all OPEN.

Education is open in all tiers.

Bars, pubs, restaurants: Closed except sales by takeaway, drive-through or delivery. Indoor venues such as cinemas, indoor bowling, casinos are also closed.

Avoid travel out of the area apart from when necessary for work, medical care or education.

No overnight stays outside of local area, unless necessary for work, education or similar.

15 guests for weddings, civil partnerships and wakes; 30 for funerals. Wedding receptions not permitted.

In all tier’s beauty salons, including hairdressers, are allowed to stay open.

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