Frequently Asked Questions

Has the Beauty industry been placed into lockdown?

 

From the 24th of March, the Prime Minister announced that from midnight Wednesday the 25th, these activities and businesses will no longer be allowed to continue:

Amusement parks and arcades

Indoor and outdoor play centres

Community and recreation centres, health clubs, fitness centres, yoga, barre, spin facilities, saunas, wellness centres

Public swimming pools

Galleries, museums, national institutions, historic sites, libraries, community centres

Auction houses

Real estate auctions and open house inspections

In-store beauty therapy, tanning, waxing, nail salons and tattoo parlours, spa and massage parlours (excluding allied-health-related services, like physiotherapy)

Food courts within shopping centres will only be able to sell takeaway – shopping centres themselves will remain open

https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/new-restrictions-and-closures

 

Are they any aspects of the health and beauty industry that remain open?

 

Hairdressers and barber shops can continue, but a customer must not be on the premises longer than 30 minutes

Personal training and boot camps are limited to a maximum of 10 people

 

What happens to my rental payments?

 

In an email sent out at 8.35 am on Wednesday, 25 March 2020, Laseraid said:

“If you currently have an arrangement directly with us, as a show of our support and commitment to you and your business, we will suspend all the payments you owe us (rentals, service contracts, payment plans) from midnight tonight and they will only resume (as normal) when the Government imposed restrictions are lifted. We will take care of all the administration, you don’t need to do anything.”

 

What happens with my service contract and monthly instalments?

 

 See the above email

 

 Do I have to close my business even though my clinic is in my home?

 

The Government provided that from midnight Wednesday (today), certain businesses will no longer be allowed to continue – the list of businesses included, In-store beauty therapy, tanning, waxing, nail salons and tattoo parlors, spa and massage parlors (excluding allied-health-related services, like physiotherapy)”. If your business is not one included in the Government’s list we assume you are permitted to continue to operate it but if you are unsure, you should check with the Government to make sure.

 

Do I have to close down my business even though my clinic is in a shopping centre which is still open?

 

Yes. The Government provided that from midnight Wednesday on the 25th of March 2020, certain businesses will no longer be allowed to continue – the list of businesses included, “In-store beauty therapy, tanning, waxing, nail salons and tattoo parlours, spa and massage parlours (excluding allied-health-related services, like physiotherapy)”. The Prime Minister’s announcement clearly contemplated salons in shopping centres.

 

Do you know how long I will need to stay closed?

 

We hope it won’t be long, but that all depends on how long it takes to get the virus under control.

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