BRITS will be desperate to top up their tan as lockdown restrictions are eased across the UK.
But are sunbed shops open for business again? Here’s everything you need to know.
Are sunbed shops open today?
Sunbed shops have been allowed to reopen in England since April 12 2021.
Tanning shops were among the long list of businesses that had to close during the THIRD national lockdown.
But they are able to open their doors again as part of stage two of the lockdown roadmap.
Hairdressers and beauty salons were also allowed to open from 12 April.
What rules will be in place at sunbed shops?
Social distancing rules will be in place at sunbed shops across England.
Shops are expected to have to reduce the amount of customers that are allowed inside at one time.
Sanitising stations should also be available for customers to use before and after their treatment.
Shop owners may require additional time to clean after each customer and allow a certain number of people to enter their shops at once.
Visitors can also expect spaced out equipment and even some ‘out of service’ to maintain social distancing.
Government guidance says customers shouldn’t eat or drink while visiting a salon.
Are sunbeds safe?
It is illegal for people under the age of 18 to use a sunbed.
Sunbeds give out ultraviolet (UV) rays that increase your risk of skin cancer.
The NHS website claims people who are frequently exposed to UV rays before the age of 25 are at a greater risk of developing skin cancer later in life.
View more information: https://www.the-sun.com/news/839114/when-sunbed-shops-reopen/