Tanning salons have been reminded that they must follow Government guidance and remain closed at this time. This is to help to stop the spread of the virus, particularly as the North West has higher infection rates than other parts of the country.
All tanning salons in the borough have been contacted by the council’s Trading Standards & Licensing Enforcement team to reinforce the need to stay closed. Any premises found to be operating in breach of the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) Regulations 2020 will be committing an offence.
The letter reminds businesses that current advice from central government states that all salons in the ‘personal care’ hair and beauty industry are provisionally scheduled for reopening from 4 July 2020.
This view is supported by The Tanning and Sunbed Association who are advising members that they are to remain closed until further government advice is published.
All business are advised to monitor the relevant www.GOV.uk pages in relation to coronavirus messages so they are aware of when and how they are able to safely open for trade.
Cllr Shelley Powell, Knowsley’s Cabinet Member for Communities and Neighbourhoods said: “We know it has been an extremely difficult period for businesses in the borough, including those in the ‘personal care’ sector, but they must remain closed and adhere to the regulations until restrictions are lifted or risk prosecution. Coronavirus remains a threat to the health and safety of everyone in the region and people should continue to remain at home where possible to prevent the spread of the virus. If they haven’t already done so, businesses in the borough can apply for financial support from Knowsley Council to help support them through this challenging time.”
For information about financial support for businesses during the coronavirus pandemic visit https://www.knowsley.gov.uk/business-grants-for-coronavirus