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Barbers, nail bars and salons could have stayed open during lockdown as there is ‘no evidence’ that having a haircut raises the risk of getting Covid, studies show 'No statistical evidence' personal care settings increase Covid risk, study claims Paper showed all clusters in barbers and hairdressers were 'relatively small' he paper broke down different events and activities alongside their relative risks 

By Xantha Leatham For The Daily Mail

Published: 00:58 BST, 1 May 2021 | Updated: 00:59 BST, 1 May 2021

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Hairdressers, waxers and manicurists may have been unfairly forced to close after Government scientists concluded there is a lack of evidence they raise the risk of catching Covid.

Studies analysing the risk of transmission in hospitality, retail and leisure reveal there was 'no statistical evidence' that personal care settings were associated with an increased risk of catching the virus.

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The paper, which is a summary of the 'best available evidence', found all clusters in barbers and hairdressers were 'relatively small'.

The analysis focused on four separate studies which were carried out between August and September last year

The analysis focused on four separate studies which were carried out between August and September last year

Recurring lockdowns hit the beauty industry hard over the last year, with expensive rent prices forcing some to shut their doors for good

Recurring lockdowns hit the industry hard over the last year, with expensive rent prices forcing some to shut their doors for good

And it points out that any transmission linked to the

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