As COVID-19 cases across Canada continue to drop, we’re all slowly beginning to see some light at the end of the tunnel. More and more provinces are beginning to loosen their restrictions on non-essential businesses, here’s when salons and barbershops are permitted to reopen:
The provincial government announced that hair salons and other personal service providers in all regions except Toronto, Peel and Windsor-Essex can reopen as of June 19. Toronto and Peel region re-opened as of June 24, Windsor-Essex on June 25, and Leamington and Kingsville will be able to move into Phase 2 as of midnight July 7.
On June 1, the provincial government reopened their first wave of personal services, including hair salons. These openings only took place outside the Montreal and Joliette, those two regions opened on the 15th.
On May 19, the provincial government reinstated hair salons and barbershops and other personal services.
On May 14, personal services, including hair salons and barbershops, resumed their practices with certain restrictions (with the exception of Calgary and Brooks which opened on May 25).
Updated salon health regulations include: Maintaining a distance of 2 metres, removing non-essential high-touch items like magazines, toys and coffee stations, asking clients to wait or in vehicles and text when they’re ready to ensure there is no crowding, no blow drying unless both the stylists and client wear masks, along with many others.
Hairstylists and barbers were included in the second stage of the province’s reopening plan, launched on May 19.
Updated salon health regulations include: Asking clients to attend their appointment without any guests and apply sanitizer as they come in and when they leave, removing testers in the retail area and modifying the layout to promote physical distancing, commonly touched surfaces should be disinfected regularly, along with many others.
Salons officially re-opened on May 4 as part of phase one of the province’s reopening plan.
Updated salon health regulations include: Pre-screening clients before booking appointments, staggering appointments to allow physical distancing, having a single point of entry, keeping workstations two metres apart, sanitizing equipment between every appointment, along with many others.
Newfoundland and Labrador:
On June 8, Newfoundland launched their third level which included lifting a ban on hair salons and other personal services, with restrictions.
On May 22, the provincial government launched their yellow phase, which allowed for hair salons and barbershops to reopen.
Prince Edward Island:
On May 22, a ban was lifted on personal services, including hair salons and barbershops.
On June 5, Nova Scotia lifted its restrictions on personal services such as hair salons and barbershops.
On May 15, the government of Yukon launched their first phase of easing instructions, which include the reopening of personal care services such as hair salons and barbershops.
On May 15, the government of Northwest Territories launched their first phase of easing instructions, which include the reopening of personal care services such as hair salons and barbershops.
Beginning on June 22, hairdressers and other personal service providers will be allowed to open their places of business for one-on-one sessions.