MANY businesses have been allowed to reopen as the government has relaxed the lockdown measures previously imposed.
But what does this mean for tattoo and piercing shops, will they be allowed to open their doors too?
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When will tattoo and piercing shops reopen?
There has been no official date given by the government on when tattoo and piercing shops will be allowed to open up again.
Official government advice has revealed that tattoo and piercing shops must remain closed for the foreseeable future.
On May 13, the government began to relax the rules for retail outlets allowing them to open to the public.
But the exceptions included hairdressers, barbers, beauty and nail salons, including piercing and tattoo parlours.
Failure to follow these rules could lead to fines and closures of the business.
However, staff may be present to make deliveries or provide services in response to orders such as those through telephone, online or mail.
What changes will be brought in?
When tattoo and piercing shops are allowed to open again, social distancing measures will have to be put in place.
This will include wearing the correct PPE and working at a safe distance if possible.
Workspaces will have to be frequently cleaned and utensils that are touched regularly disinfected.
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What should I do if I'm a tattooist?
This is a stressful time for all self-employed workers and hairdressers are no different.
The government has pledged support to self-employed people in the United Kingdom as well as full-time workers.
Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a bailout package for self-employed workers to help get financial help during this crisis.
Some workers will be eligible for the furlough scheme – if you are, you can read our guide on what the emergency measures mean for you.
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