BRITS will be desperate to top their tan when Boris Johnson gives sunbed shops the green light to reopen.
The Prime Minister has come up with a four-part plan to ease lockdown restrictions across the UK.
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Sunbed shops and tanning salons have been forced to closeCredit: Getty Images – Getty
When will sunbed shops reopen?
Sunbed shops are among the long list of businesses that have had to close during the THIRD national lockdown.
Last summer, tanning salons and sunbed shops were able to reopen their doors to customers against from July 13.
Gyms and indoor swimming pools were then reopened on July 25 – which gives Brits a rough idea for what could happen this time around.
It has been reported that gyms will not be open again until May – even though outdoor sports expected to return from March 29.
Speaking on LBC this morning, vaccines minister Nadhim Zahawi declined to say when indoor fitness facilities could start welcoming customers back.
He said: “The simple way to look at this is that outdoor is safer and therefore we prioritise versus indoor.
“Outdoor sports – tennis, golf, outdoor organised team sports, grassroots football – will go back on March 29.”
There will be significant changes to salons and shops to maintain safe hygiene and social distancingCredit: Getty Images – Getty
Tanning shops will have to adhere to government regulations on social distancing and the two-metre rule was cut down to “one metre plus” in June 2020.
Salons and sunbed shops will have to meet certain requirements in order to welcome back customers, including limiting the number of people using the facility at any one time.
It’s very likely that you will have to wait longer until you get an appointment at a tanning shop.
They may require additional time to clean after each customer and allow a certain number of people to enter their shops at once.
Skin to skin contact should be avoided and gloves should be worn
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Government guidance says customers shouldn’t eat or drink while visiting a salon.
Visitors can also expect spaced out equipment or taking some out of service to maintain social distancing.
Enhanced cleaning and providing hand sanitiser will be introduced, while floor markers and queuing systems could also be brought in.