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The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (No. 2) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 Published Date: 12/07/2020

This instrument makes a number of changes to Schedule 2 (Businesses subject to Closures) of the Regulations.

It makes a change to paragraph 12 so that outdoor swimming pools and waterparks (excluding indoor facilities at water parks) are able to open. Indoor swimming pools, including indoor swimming pools at spas, and indoor facilities at water parks, such as fountains, will remain closed.

This instrument makes a further change to Schedule 2 (the numbers in brackets reference the corresponding Schedule 2 paragraph numbers) to allow the following businesses and venues to re-open on 13 July: 

  1. a) nail bars and salons (5);
  2. b) Tanning booths and salons (6);
  3. c) Spas, and beauty salons.

For these purposes, “beauty salon” includes any premises providing beauty services including cosmetic, aesthetic, and wellness treatments (7);

  1. d) Massage parlours (8);
  2. e) Tattoo parlours (9);
  3. f) Body and skin piercing services (10);

Although the amendment will enable these venues to reopen, supporting guidance will be published to advise against the most high risk close-contact activities taking place. 

The instrument changes regulation 4(2) to reflect the opening of outdoor swimming pools. 

These provisions will come into force at 00.01 on 13 July 2020 except in relation to outdoor swimming pools and outdoor waterparks and associated provisions, which come into force at 00.01 on 11 July 2020.

The police and local authorities will continue to monitor compliance with the Regulations, including the amendments set out in this amendment and applies to England only.