The UK is currently operating under a three-tier system to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
From 00.01 on Wednesday, new areas will be moved to tier 3, including the whole of London, plus parts of Essex and Hertfordshire. There will be further announcements about any other tier reallocation on Wednesday.
You can find out what tier your local area is in using the government postcode checker here. Or use the government list of regions, also available online.
So, what does this mean for hairdressers and beauty salons? Here’s everything you need to know.
Can hairdressers and beauty salons open after lockdown?
The government confirmed that, as part of its Covid winter plan, the “personal care” sector can reopen.
The news will come as a huge relief for hair