The Government has confirmed that hairdressers and barbershops will not be allowed to reopen until July at the earliest, meaning the Wiltshire could soon be thrown back to the 80s with the return of whacky hairstyles like The Mullet.
As announced by Prime Minister Boris Johnson last night, a route map to unlocking the country has been divided which breaks things down into a 3-phase plan. Although many will be able to go back to work from this week and unlimited exercise will be permitted from Wednesday, there are a number of other elements to normal life that won’t be making a return anytime soon.
Foreign Sectary Dominic Raab has this morning confirmed that hairdressers will be included in Phase 3 of the Government’s plan, which means barbers and salons will not reopen until at least 4th July – but it could be much longer. The same timeline is in place for pubs and restaurants.
The next step in the route map is the phased reopening of non-essential shops and the re-introduction of primary school pupils to schools from 1st June at the earliest, starting with Years R, 1 and 6. Secondary school students will likely not be back in school before the summer break.
Further information is set to be published today to clear up the confusion about what is now acceptable and who should be going back to work. It was originally stated that people could return to work from today, but the Government are now pushing that people should go back from Wednesday. Islanders have been expressing their annoyance at the continued confusion from officials.
Mr Raab said this “modest” change to the lockdown would include builders and those who work in manufacturing, with a full list of who is being asked to go back to work this week to be published later today.
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