All beauty services to reopen in Scotland from July 22

Andrew M. Santos
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While much of the beauty industry is yet to reopen in England, all sectors of the industry have been given the green light to resume business in Scotland from July 22. 

In Scotland’s official Route Map, published by the Scottish Government online, it is stated: “Beauticians, nail salons, spas and make-up counters have been given an indicative opening date of 22 July subject to physical distancing and enhanced hygiene measures.”

Speaking on July 9, First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon confirmed that the country was moving into phase three of easing lockdown measures, having now met all six criteria set out by the World Health Organisation. She said: “The next set of changes will take effect from 22nd July. At that time personal retail services, which have not yet been able to reopen, for example beauticians and nail salons, will be able to reopen with enhanced

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What will a shopping trip to H&M look like when stores reopen?

Andrew M. Santos

Like many non-essential retailers across England, H&M has confirmed that stores will be reopening on 15th June. 

It will be welcome news for fans of the fast fashion behemoth’s affordable, trend-led clothing, especially now that the days are getting warm enough to stock up on easy sundresses and sandals. Of course, H&M has maintained its e-commerce operation during lockdown, but there’s no substitute for browsing the store and stumbling across a treasure, magpie-like, that you didn’t know you needed.

With new Government guidelines to protect customers and staff from transmission of Covid-19 though, the shopping experience at H&M post-lockdown will look very different from the one we’ve come to know.

“There will be many restrictions in place meaning conditions will remain challenging and we are flexible and humble about the fact from one day to another, the situation may change,” H&M said in a statement announcing the new protocols.

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