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Hair and beauty services – Australian Capital Territory

Updated on 10 July 2021, at 16:20 AET

Businesses that can open in the ACT include:

  • hairdressers and barbers
  • massage services
  • grooming services
  • day spas
  • saunas, steam rooms and bathhouses
  • tattoo parlours

Grooming businesses must have a COVID-19 plan that shows how they'll keep their workplace safe. They must ensure everyone practises physical distancing where practicable and good hygiene. They must also display prominently their occupancy limits at the entrance to their venues.

They should keep a record of their customers’ details to support contact tracing.

Hair, beauty or body-modification premises are subject to the following restrictions:

  • A premises can have more than 25 people if the premises has no more than 1 person per 2 square metres in each usable space, either indoors or outdoors.

Restrictions on numbers exclude staff.

Mandatory Check In CBR

All businesses, venues and facilities that are restricted under the public health directions must register for and use the free Check In CBR app to collect the contact details of patrons aged 16 years or older.

To register your business, please visit and click on ‘Check In CBR app’.

Businesses that don’t register for Check In CBR will no longer meet the public health direction and penalties may apply.

You can download the app from Google Play Store or the Apple App Store.

For more information on restrictions in the ACT, visit You can also call the COVID-19 helpline for Canberrans on (02) 6207 7244 between 8am and 8pm daily.

Face masks

Face masks are mandatory when travelling on domestic flights and in airports — except when you’re eating or drinking. Air crew must also wear masks on flights and in airports.

The use of face masks is encouraged when in spaces where physical distancing is not possible, such as public transport or crowded indoor venues.

Children under 12 and those with exemptions do not need to wear a mask. Toddlers under the age of 2 and babies must not wear masks as they are a choking and suffocation risk.

For more information on where and when masks must be worn, go to Click ACT status and response. Then click on ‘Face mask requirements’.

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