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Hair and beauty services – New South Wales

Updated on 25 November 2021, at 17:00 AET

NSW restrictions

NSW is no longer under lockdown. However, different rules apply to people who are fully vaccinated and those who aren't fully vaccinated.

Rules for fully vaccinated

Restrictions have eased for people who are fully vaccinated or have a medical exemption.

Personal-care services, such as hairdressers, spas, nail salons, beauty salons, waxing salons, tanning salons, tattoo parlours and massage parlours, can open to people who are fully vaccinated.

If you’re fully vaccinated, you must:

  • carry vaccination evidence with you and produce it for inspection to a police officer or authorised officer if requested — see below
  • check in with the Service NSW app or provide your contact details to the occupier
  • follow the face mask rules

No more than 1 person per 2 square metres can be indoors at any one time.

Rules for people who aren't fully vaccinated

If you are not fully vaccinated, you cannot visit a retail hairdresser, beauty salon or massage premises.

Children under 16 years of age who are not fully vaccinated can generally follow the rules for fully vaccinated people if they visit certain businesses with a fully vaccinated member of their household.

Further reopening at 95% double vaccination or 15 December

When NSW reaches its 95% double-vaccination target or from Wednesday 15 December 2021 — whichever comes first — restrictions will ease further.

Regardless of your vaccination status, you can visit premises offering personal-care services, such as hairdressing and beauty therapy.

Density limits will no longer apply.

Mandatory face masks

To learn about the face-mask rules apply to you, see ‘Face masks — New South Wales' in the Restriction Checker.

Vaccination evidence

A person who is required to be fully vaccinated to enter premises must:

  • carry their vaccination evidence
  • produce the evidence if requested to do so by a police officer or authorised officer

If you are required to be fully vaccinated to enter a premises, you may be asked to produce your vaccination evidence by the occupier. The NSW Government encourages you to comply with an occupier’s request.

You do not have to produce your vaccination evidence to the occupier. However, the occupier may refuse entry to you if you do not produce your vaccination evidence.

Vaccination evidence includes:

  • an online immunisation history statement
  • a COVID-19 digital certificate from the Australian Immunisation Register
  • a medical exemption, which includes either:
    • a medical contraindication certificate or
    • a medical clearance form

Service NSW COVID Safe check-in

The Service NSW COVID Safe check-in app is mandatory across most businesses, venues and events. See for more details.

If you don't have a smartphone, you can apply for COVID-19 check-in card at

COVID Safety plan

All businesses, venues and events must have a COVID Safety plan registered with Service NSW. Visit for more information.

For more information on restrictions in New South Wales, visit

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