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Varadkar updates public on when hairdressers and nail bars can reopen

By Sarah Finnan

June 5, 2020 at 3:25pm

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An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has today confirmed that hairdressers and nail bars will remain closed until July 20th.

As it stands, hairdressers and beauticians won't be allowed to reopen until phase 4 of the Government roadmap, with An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar predicting that that date will be around the July 20th mark.

Speaking to the public today, An Taoiseach said:

"On things like hairdressers, barbers, nail bars - all those things, those personal services - I think everyone would really like to see them open as soon as possible. But again, as of now, that remains in phase four and that is for a very good reason.

Everyone who has been to the hairdressers, who has been to the barber understands what that involves. It involves being in close contact, almost face-to-face contact, with another person for half an hour or even longer, and that makes it a relatively high-risk engagement. So, over the next week or two, led by NPHET we will redefine those final phases, three and four, but as of now the date stays the same."

Ireland will officially enter phase 2 of the easing of lockdown restrictions this coming Monday as scheduled, though a number of changes have been made to original plans. You can read more about that here.

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