Lounges and barbers could reopen earlier than expected with dentist-style PPE

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Hairdressers could reopen earlier than expected with personnel wearing PPE, we learned.

People have not been able to have their hair cut professionally since the introduction of the lockdown on March 23.

And it had been suggested that salons and hair salons would be closed until July.

Now the Daily Telegraph reports that Boris Johnson wants to reopen hair salons and barbers before the end of the month.

He comes after pressure from the Hair and Barber Council to give the green light in the next two weeks.

This could see the sector reopen online with many non-essential stores on June 15, reports the Mirror.

The National Federation of Hairdressing and Beauty, meanwhile, interviewed 1,600 members and found that 77% of respondents were “very well prepared” to relaunch.

Plans are expected to be developed by the Department of Business, with similar directions for dentists due to open on June 8.

This could mean that hairdressers and stylists wear face masks, plexiglass visors and gloves, while magazines and refreshments would likely be banned.

A source told the Telegraph, “Hairdressers were supposed to be the next thing. Boris spoke of releasing the great British haircut again. He would be treated according to rules similar to those of dentists. “

Other measures should be introduced to dentists, including temperature tests and virtual consultations, while patients will be asked to go alone, unless they are accompanying young children.

These could all be introduced in the hair industry in the same way.

Catherine Tannahill, director of clinical dentistry at Portman Dental Care, which has more than 130 offices, warned this week that dentists could “work more hours” to account for “the backlog” – and that could be the same thing for hairdressers.

Last month, it was reported that some hairstylists had broken lockout restrictions while working from home, and many were offering discounted rates.

Commercial standards were investigating after advertisements began to appear on classified websites, including Gumtree.

An anonymous hairstylist admitted that he had a home hair salon but that he was not entitled to leave payments “so I have to make money”.

They said they decided to start providing services after clients contacted them, but said they were wearing a mask and gloves and were using hand sanitizer.

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