Doors open for your haircuts from Saturday in Leyland

A haircut seems to have been on most people's minds during lockdown, as barbers and hairdressers are among the other businesses opening their doors again from tomorrow.

Friday, 3rd July 2020, 12:11 pm
Barber Shop owner Neil Callow.

Neil Callow, manager of The Barbers Shop, on Hough Lane, can welcome up to four customers at a time from tomorrow, July 4.

"We made the decision to accept walk-ins and can have four people in our shop at any one time under the new government guidelines," he said.

"We have put up screens, hand sanitisers on the walls and are offering non-alcohol sanitisers for the children. My staff will be using face visors and clipper spray on all the hair clippers.

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Protective screens ensure that clients can socially distance.

"After every customer, we will clean all the equipment and the waiting area when the next customer gets up."

Close contact services, such as hair salons and barbers shops have more specific guidelines to follow, to help them best manage the Covid-19 outbreak as lockdown measures continue to ease.

Steps on the Government website, include calculating how many customers can fit inside the premises to safely social distance, offering and encouraging the use of hand sanitisers and adjusting how clients move around the premises to reduce congestion.

"We have never done bookings at my shop. To be honest, I considered them, but I am not the most technical of people and a lot of my customers during the week are older pensioners who probably wouldn't be comfortable booking online or through a mobile phone app," said Neil.

Up to four customers are allowed in the store at any one time, to adhere to new guidelines.

"I do have many customers that have been messaging me and ringing throughout lockdown asking when we would be reopening, but we have a lot of loyal customers and we have signs up in the window, so I hope people will come back to us."

Among the other services re-opening to the public from tomorrow are cafes, restaurants and pubs, with strict government guidelines to follow.