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5 November 2023
Regardless of which State you are in the following are required of all businesses:
Stage 1: Friday 15th May Queensland salons have been permitted to offer basic beauty services including grooming services such as waxing, tinting, manicures and pedicures, but no skin penetration procedures or laser skin treatments. However, laser hair reduction is permitted. Please ensure you have your COVID SAFE Checklist displayed together with your APAN COVID Safe Policy Kit. Ensure your database is up to date.
10 people permitted at any one time for beauty therapy and nail salons (with COVID SAFE Checklist). Again, check the APAN COVID SAFETY POLICY KIT is also implemented.
Stage 2: Friday 12th June further services will be allowed including tanning, tattooing and spa treatments. 20 people permitted to be in one place at this time, but with social distancing.
Stage 3: Friday 10th July A maximum of 100 people will be permitted for beauty therapy, tanning, nail salons and spas, tattoo parlours and non-therapeutic massage services.
Further information on the Queensland Roadmap:
You will need to display your COVID SAFE CHECKLIST. Please use the APAN COVID SAFETY POLICY KIT to help you meet all the requirements.
You can access the government checklist here:
If you are a Northern Territory salon or clinic certain services are allowed to be delivered as part of State 2. We have included the link here to allow you to view the various stages.
As of Friday 15th May, beauty therapy salons can resume their services to offer (non-facial) treatments, such as nails, massage and tanning.
As of Friday 5th June, previously restricted services can be resumed and provide beauty therapy and cosmetic services including facials.
For further details:
All businesses will require to complete a Safe Plan Checklist and indicate how they are implementing the requirements. The APAN COVID SAFE POLICY KIT has outlined how you can achieve this.
Phase 3 – Dates are currently not available however they will be finalised in the coming weeks.
At this stage, it is anticipated that personal care services and beauty therapy will be permitted to operate.
The current minimum requirements that will need to be in place for re-opening are:
COVID Safe Guidelines:
Stage 1: Hairdressers and barbers can remain open provided the total number of persons present does not exceed one person per 4 square metres.
The following businesses are closed:
Stage 2: 5th June Beauty, nails, tattoo, massage can re-open.
Beauty, nail, tanning and waxing salons and spas are closed except for selling goods and gift vouchers. Opening date to be confirmed.
Any business that wants to provide mobile services:
Spas, nail salons, beauty salons, waxing and tanning services cannot operate, however skincare products can be sold. This applies to any business premises, regardless of whether it operates in a retail outlet or in a private home. The 4 square metre social distancing applies.
Hairdressers and barbers
The 4 square metre rule applies within the premises and personal contact with the customer should be minimised. Either go to the hairdresser or barber alone or with one other person.
Prepare for re-opening – Get your workplace COVID SAFE:
Further government references:
All these services are currently closed.
It is anticipated that Personal services include beauty therapy will be able to open as part of Stage 2 for the ACT, but no fixed date has been confirmed as of this date.
Please review your requirements from this link: https://www.governor.wa.gov/sites/default/files/COVID19Phase2PersonalServicesGuidance.pdf
Other useful links are:
Stage 3: restrictions are now in place
Restricted retail facilities include beauty and personal care – must not operate during a restricted activity period. Businesses providing personal care services where there is close contact must remain closed. These include the following:
Hairdressers and barbers are able to operate, but must abide by social distancing within the premises. Ensure health and skin management measures, as well as ensure their client database is up-to-date.
Currently, all beauty and personal care services are closed. These include:
However, AHPRA registered practitioners are permitted to perform these services including beauty therapy, waxing, tanning and nail services, ear and body piercing as well as tattooing.
Check with your local council if you are permitted to retail beauty products.