Monday, 23 March 2020.
United Kingdom: The Safety in Beauty Campaign strongly urges all personal care business owners, and professionals to immediately temporarily shut down their activities, to slow the spread of novel virus COVID-19.
The business of personal care relating to the following activities (including shops, and mobile businesses) must cease all trading, until further advice from the Government. The following are classified as non essential activity, and are deemed by our campaign as high risk to both business owners and clients:
- Hair Salons & Barber Shops
- Nail Shops/Business
- Beauty Salons/Shops
- Gym/Fitness/Swimming Pools/Leisure Centres
- Aesthetic/Cosmetic Clinics
- Lash/Brow Bars and Shops
- Permanent Make Up
- Tattoo Studios
- Ear/Body Piercing Shops
- Tanning Salons
- Dental Clinics
- Cosmetic Surgery Clinics
- Vitamin Drip Bars/Business Activities
Whilst we understand the challenges that these restrictions impose on the UK’s small and medium size businesses, we are actively committed as a campaign to helping share information regarding financial relief made available to those impacted.
Our priority is public safety and we will be working actively during this period to ensure any operating business or professional that ignores this advice (including those that carry out mobile services) will be reported to local council authorities and police authorities, which we are working closely with during this period. Action may result in a mandatory imposed closure, and further legal action.
The Safety in Beauty Campaign Founder Antonia Mariconda wishes to state that “exposing others to an infectious disease is a crime. It is worth knowing that you do not need to actually infect someone else, just knowingly putting someone at risk of catching a disease is a crime, therefore please do not wait to be ordered to close your business, adopt sense and consideration for yourself and for your clients, by closing voluntarily”
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About Corona Virus
COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It’s caused by a virus called coronavirus.
Stay at home if you have coronavirus symptoms
Stay at home if you have either:
- a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
- a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
- To protect others, do not go to places like a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.
Stay at home.
Use the 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do.
Use the 111 coronavirus service https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/