Safety rules proposed as France to reopen hair salons

A new series of rules and safety regulations are expected to come into force as hair salons and barbers reopen across France on May 11

As it is confirmed that most hairdressers, barbers and beauty salons will be allowed to reopen in France after confinement is lifted on May 11, a list of new rules has been proposed to keep staff and customers safe.

Sector heads have proposed a list of new rules that are expected to come into force on May 11.

The government is set to confirm on May 7 whether establishments in “red” departments will be permitted to reopen.

Read more: Deconfinement in France: What is allowed from May 11

It is also not yet clear what the situation will be for salons and barbers that are located inside commercial centres of more than 40,000m2, which - under the current proposed rules - will not be allowed to reopen on May 11.

Franck Provost, president of major sector organisation le Conseil National des Entreprises de Coiffure (CNEC) and the Provalliance group, said: “Overall, everyone wants to restart things, because it is a job with human contact, but it is difficult to envisage the reopening.”

Véronique Revillod, deputy general secretary of union ...

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