Haircuts, personal trainers and takeaway alcohol – what is and is not allowed in new lockdown

Under the second national lockdown, hairdressers and gyms will be closed along with other ‘non-essential’ outlets.

But for fitness fans facing a new lockdown from Thursda y, November 5, there is at least the prospect of unlimited outdoor exercise.

Unlike the first lockdown in March, there will be no limit to the number of times a day you can exercise.

And you can exercise with one person from another household – so walks and runs with a friend will be allowed.

The guidelines state you can go outside: “For work, if you cannot work from home and  for exercise and recreation outdoors, with your household or with a maximum of one person from another household.”

So although gyms will be shut – personal trainers can continue to offer services outdoors on a one-on-one basis.

A spokesman for the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport told BirminghamLive that “personal training one on one sessions outdoors, fall within the guidelines”. 



These are the latest rules on gyms
No more gym classes
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Rules on getting your hair cut are the same as the previous lockdown.  

All non-essential retail and beauty services will close, and the mixing of households, except for childcare and other forms of support, is banned.

This means that, alongside the closure of hair salons, mobile hairdressers will also have to stop work until at least December 2.

According to the guidelines “garden centres and other retailers providing essential goods and services can remain open”.

Pubs, restaurants, entertainment venues and non-essential shops will all shut.

These venues will be allowed to remain open for takeaway, delivery and click and collect – but this does not apply to booze.

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The guidelines state: “Hospitality venues like restaurants, bars and pubs must close but can still provide takeaway and delivery services. However, takeaway of alcohol will not be allowed….a full list of the business closures will be published and set out in law.”