A hairdressing salon has decided to keep Covid-19 restrictions in place after July 19.

Headmasters Salon on Bacup Road, Waterfoot, will be asking people to wear masks, maintain social distancing and attend appointments alone, despite restrictions being lifted.

The family run, multi award winning hair and beauty salon has told customers that due to the rising infection rates they would be keeping restrictions in place for both staff and customers.

Director of the salon, Rebecca Moffatt said: “We have decided to maintain the protection from covid that we have achieved for our team and clients alike and want our customers to feel we are doing all we can to protect them and us.

“Our guidelines are advising that we maintain the standards set out previously and have asked businesses and individuals to do what they feel is necessary to protect everyone.”

Staff will continue to socially distance, wear full PPE and use screens, while asking customers to arrive alone at their appointment time, sanitise their hands and wear masks during their appointment.

She added: “We are lucky to have a large salon with a lot of space which has allowed us to maintain the 2m working distance between stations, we still however, needed to split the salon team into two teams to avoid over crowing and manage capacity levels.

“As well as masks, visors, screens, barriers and stringent sanitisation procedures, we only allow clients into the salon with a pre booked everyone receives their own packs during their appointment which includes their gowns, disposable towels.

“A health questionnaire is also filled in by everyone visiting us for an appointment, which have been greatly welcomed by our clients, some of whom have taken pictures of these to implement into their own workplaces.”

Rossendale has currently got the worst infection rate in the county of 635.1 cases per 100,000 in the seven days up to July 12, however this has slightly reduced from the week before when a rate of 646.3 was recorded in the borough.

'Freedom Day' is set to come on Monday despite concerns having been raised by scientists and advisors, with some believing that the country may be forced into another lockdown later in the year.

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