Covid 19 & your salon

Use this helpful salon tool to plan for your re-opening.

The below information is compiled from various Government websites - we hope it is helpful to you.

Please ensure that you do your own research and investigations to determine your own opening dates and restrictions.

We will update the below information as we can, however, we do not claim that it is complete and final.

National Covid19 Safe Workplace principles CLICK HERE

Open now:  Retail sales, remedial massage and myotherapy and other beauty services including lashes, facials, hair removal, laser. Not permitted spray tanning, massage and tattooing.

Starting 11.59pm on 15th May: Premiers announcement CLICK HERE


Starting 12 June:  Tanning & Tattooing may commence

Business Restrictions information: CLICK HERE


Covid Safe Checklist for Beauty Salons & Nails CLICK HERE 


Permitted treatments from 16th May: CLICK HERE p11

Business Safety Posters may be downloaded here


Small Business Adaption Grant

Up to $10,000        CLICK HERE



The objective of this program is to support small businesses subject to closure or highly impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) shutdown restrictions announced by the Queensland Government, to adapt and sustain their operations, and build resilience.

The program aims to see small and micro businesses:

  • prepare for the safe resumption of trading in the post COVID-19 recovery

  • access digital technologies to rebuild business operations and transition to a new way of doing business

  • respond to online opportunities, where possible, to sustain employment and maintain potential for longer-term growth

  • upskill and reskill business owners and staff to benefit from new technologies or business models

  • embrace business diversification to adapt and sustain operations

  • create or retain employment.

Available funding

The available grant amount is up to a maximum of $10,000 per eligible small or micro business.

Re-open:  1st June  CLICK HERE

Open now: Myotherapy, retail & remedial massage


Businesses must develop a safety plan that addresses how to minimise risk from COVID-19.

Safety plans will include measures such as:

  • One person per 4 square metres including both staff and clients, up to a maximum of 10 clients at any one time

  • Exclusion of staff and clients who are unwell, even if they have only mild symptoms

  • Records of attendance on the business premises for all staff, clients and contractors

  • Cleaning requirements

  • Removal of books, magazines and iPads from waiting areas to reduce the potential for infection of clients

  • Seating in waiting areas that complies with physical distancing

  • Ensure good hand hygiene facilities are available, including at venue entry and exit, and promote excellent hand hygiene by staff

  • Clearly displayed conditions of entry on their entrance, website and social media platforms

  • Designating a staff member whose responsibilities include ensuring staff and clients have appropriate physical distancing and that the venue does not exceed the maximum capacity limit and

  • Measures to maximise distancing between staff where safe and practical, including assigning staff to specific work stations that are at least 1.5 metres apart and minimising any interaction between these stations

  • Encourage download of the COVID-safe app.

Government Grant: CLICK HERE

Small business Covid 19 Support Grant

The NSW Government is providing financial support to ease the pressures on small business as a result of COVID-19.

If your small business or non-profit organisation has experienced a significant decline in revenue as a result of COVID-19, you may be eligible for a small business support grant of up to $10,000.

This grant supports the ongoing operations of small businesses highly impacted from the COVID-19 pandemic following the NSW Public Health Order of 31 March 2020. Funds may only be used for unavoidable business expenses that are not supported by other government funding. These expenses include, but are not limited to:

  • utilities  

  • council rates 

  • telecommunication charges 

  • insurance payments 

  • professional advice 

  • wages for an employee not eligible for JobKeeper payments 

  • franchise fees 

  • paying creditors, if your business is closing.

Note: Applications close 1 June 2020.



Open for retail.

Prepare a Covid Safety Plan prior to re-opening CLICK HERE
Phase 3 opening - no date set yet.

Stage 2 openeing - subject to Public Health advice. 15 June  CLICK HERE

Open: myotherapy & remedial massage only
Step 2 opening - 5th June  CLICK HERE

Roadmap:  CLICK HERE
Government information CLICK HERE

Open: myotherapy & remedial massage only

Government information CLICK HERE

Open: myotherapy & remedial massage only.
All beauty re-opens 5th June
Government information CLICK HERE


FAQ Changes to restrictions CLICK HERE

Government information CLICK HERE 

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