Body Modifications, Beauty & Laser Therapies

Latest Coronavirus / COVID-19 Guidance issued by the Government (30th March 2020) to all businesses as to whether they should be open or closed can be found here.

Details as to the Governments Phased Plan To Ease Lockdown Measures (11th May 2020), and when certain businesses may be able to reopen can be found here.

Full details of the Governments support on offer to local businesses, the self-employed and employers can be found here.

Full details of the support provided by the Council to local businesses can be found here.

The revised Health Protection (Coronavirus, Business Closure) (England) Regulations 2020 came into force at 14:00 hours on 26th March 2020. The following businesses are now required not to sell food or drink for consuming on the premises (this includes external areas where seating is provided – but not to any takeaway provisions offered) (this is not the full list of businesses as this list relates to venues where a licence / permit / registration is in force):

  • Restaurants (save for food delivery and takeaway services), including restaurants and dining rooms in hotels or members clubs.
  • Cafes, including workplace canteens, but not including:
    • cafes or canteens at a hospital, care home or school;
    • prison and military canteens;
    • services providing food or drink to the homeless.
  • Bars, including bars in hotels or members’ clubs.

The following businesses must remain closed:

  • Public houses (save for provision of food delivery / takeaway services off-sales of alcohol).
  • Bingo halls, Betting Shops, Casinos.
  • Concert halls, Theatres, Cinemas (though live streaming via of a performance by a small group is permitted if social distancing is observed).
  • Museums and galleries.
  • Betting shops.
  • Massage parlours.
  • Hair, Beauty, Nail Salons
  • Tattoo, Piercing Parlours
  • Spas.
  • Gyms, Fitness Studios, Leisure Centres, Sports Courts, Sports Pitches.
  • Arcades, Bowling Alleys, Soft Play Centres.
  • Skating rinks.
  • Outdoor and Indoor Markets (save for grocery and food).
  • Street Trading (save for food stalls).

The closure lasts until further notice. The legislation supporting these requirements can be found here.

Businesses found not to be adhering to the above closure requirement may face significant enforcement measures (unlimited fine and the possible loss of any licence held).

Please adhere to the closure request, as your health, the health of your friends and family, and the health of everyone is of utmost importance during these difficult times. Your assistance is greatly appreciated.

THE COUNCIL OFFICES ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

ALL APPLICATIONS WILL NEED TO BE SUBMITTED EITHER ELECTRONICALLY TO: licensing@ashfield.gov.uk;

OR POSTED TO: LICENSING TEAM, COUNCIL OFFICES, KIRKBY IN ASHFIELD, NOTTINGHAMSHIRE, NG17 8DA.

FOR FURTHER ADVICE PLEASE CALL: 01623 457589 / 01623 457364 / 01623 457513 - IF A TELEPHONE IS NOT ANSWERED PLEASE TRY ONE OF THE ALTERNATIVE NUMBERS, OR EMAIL US AT: licensing@ashfield.gov.uk 

Under the Nottinghamshire County Council Act 1985, the Council has powers to licence premises that provide 'massage or special treatments', and to regulate those practitioners that carry out such treatments.

 

Each premises is subject to an annual inspection to ensure that conditions at those premises meet hygiene and health and safety requirements. Nottinghamshire Police are notified of all new licence applications where treatments takes place.

Please click here for a list of local businesses licensed to provide Massage & Special Treatments, Laser Treatments, and / or Tanning and Sauna facilities.