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Skin Piercing and Beauty Treatments
12 April 2021 - Some of the rules on what you can and cannot do have changed:
- non-essential retail can reopen
- personal care services such as hairdressers and nail salons can reopen, including those provided from a mobile setting
- public buildings such as libraries and community centres can reopen
- outdoor hospitality venues can reopen, with table service only
- most outdoor attractions including zoos, theme parks, and drive-in performances (such as cinemas and concerts) can reopen
- some smaller outdoor events such as fetes, literary fairs, and fairgrounds can take place
- indoor leisure and sports facilities can reopen for individual exercise, or exercise with your household or support bubble
- all childcare and supervised activities are allowed indoors (as well as outdoors) for all children. Parent and child groups can take place indoors (as well as outdoors) for up to 15 people (children under 5 will not be counted in this number)
- weddings, civil partnership ceremonies, wakes and other commemorative events can take place for up to 15 people (anyone working is not included in this limit), including in indoor venues that are permitted to open or where an exemption applies. Wedding receptions can also take place for up to 15 people, but must take place outdoors, not including private gardens
- self-contained accommodation can stay open for overnight stays in England with your household or support bubble
- care home residents will be able to nominate two named individuals for regular indoor visits (following a rapid lateral flow test)
- you should continue to work from home if you can and minimise the amount that you travel where possible
For further information please visit gov.uk
Report any concerns via the Citizens Advice Consumer Service on 0808 223 1133 or online via the Citizens Advice website.
You must register with the Council before carrying out any acupuncture or the business of tattooing, cosmetic piercing, semi-permanent skin colouring or electrolysis in the Brentwood Borough.
How to apply
Please complete the relevant online form(s) below, including the required online payment:
Our fees are £93.00 for a Practitioner and £262.00 for a Premises. To set up a new business, you must apply for both registrations. Existing registered businesses should apply for additional practitioner registration to cover any new persons wishing to carry out such activities.
The Council has adopted byelaws to ensure the cleanliness of premises and the sterilisation of equipment used in these procedures which involve piercing the skin.
Premises are inspected by Environmental Health Officers to ensure that the standards are complied with.
A list of businesses registered to carry out acupuncture, tattooing, cosmetic piercing, semi-permanent skin colouring or electrolysis is available from the Town Hall or by calling 01277 312500.
You are not required to register with the Council for procedures that do not involve the piercing of skin. Examples of which are provided below:
- sun beds
- leg waxing
- eyelash tinting
- spray tanning
- nail extensions
Essex County Council are the authority responsible for the issuing of Massage and Special Treatment licences such as reiki, reflexology and kinesiology. For further information please go to the Essex County Council website.