Economy Minister welcomes further relaxation measures

Date published: 18 June 2020

I very much welcome the Executive’s decision today to allow businesses that provide nail, beauty, hair and tanning services, electrolysis and acupuncture to re-open from Monday 6 July.

Economy Minister Diane Dodds
Economy Minister Diane Dodds

This move, like other recently announced relaxations in the world of retail, tourism and hospitality, is of course conditional upon the virus being contained.

Not only will the re-opening of these businesses help provide them with some much needed financial stability, it will also be a move towards restoring a sense of normality which can dramatically improve general wellbeing.

Guidance on making workplaces safer –'Covid-19: Working Through This Together' – is available on and is there for all businesses and employers to consult and consider the principles of how to work safely.  It is up to each individual business which is allowed to operate to decide if and how these principles can be applied to their specific work and their working environment.

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