NOW reinstate all facial treatments from behind and to the side of the face.

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As Covid-19 restrictions have been eased, recent government guidelines have allowed hairdressers and other sectors within the personal care industry to reopen. Including services for facial beard trimming for men.

Unfortunately all other facial treatments have not been included in these guidelines, meaning that there are many treatments that still cannot be carried out.

Some of these treatments, including electrolysis, laser, waxing, threading, eyelash treatments etc are relied upon by many women who may need these treatments for much more than cosmetic reasons. For many they are deemed to be essential, clinical services and being denied access to them is causing serious problems with mental health and self esteem issues. It is also being seen as grossly unfair to allow grooming services to facial areas for men but not for women.

Qualified therapists within this sector are already used to working to the strictest hygiene standards which incorporate PPE much like dentists and other therapists might use. Public health and hygiene standards that beauty therapist adhere to mean that any facial treatments should be included within the Covid secure guidelines.

These treatments are also key to many businesses and without them, salons and self employed therapists, across the country, are unable to get back to work.

This is devastating for therapists and their clients alike. 94% of the 250,000 therapists in the UK are women and there is a perception that not allowing them to return to work is discriminatory.

The beauty industry contributes millions of pounds to the UK economy every year but is now in danger of contributing to the unemployment figures

By signing this petition we are hoping to bring this message to parliament and urge the government to extend the re-opening of beauty salons and clinics to permit facial treatments that can be performed from both behind the head and to the side of the face, thus enabling thousands of women across the country to return to work immediately

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