Coronavirus: hairdressers forced to close their doors

Author: Laurence Philippe (Legal Expert)

Since 18 March, government measures to combat coronavirus spread provide for the closure of all businesses, except for the so-called essential businesses. These are businesses such as food stores (including pet food stores), pharmacies, newsagents, fuel suppliers and hairdressers. Hairdressers were only allowed to receive one customer at a time and by appointment. 

In view of the profession of hairdresser and the proximity involved, this last exception has been abolished. As of 24 March, all hairdressers, like other non-essential businesses and shops, must close down completely. You will therefore have to wait until the end of the coronavirus measures to have your hair cut by a professional.

Source: Ministerial Decree of 24 March 2020 amending the Ministerial Decree of 23 March 2020 on urgent measures to limit the spread of the coronavirus COVID - 19, Belgian Official Gazette of 24 March 2020.