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Married at First Sight Australia star Jo Todd has been fired from her job and she believes it's due to her stance on Covid-19 vaccinations.
She's explained to her 50,000 followers that she's been dumped from the barbershop in Karingal, Melbourne, where she has worked for 12 years.
"Just letting you know, I won't be going to be back to that shop anymore," she said.
"I never thought I would lose my job over a vaccine but the positive thing is I've set up my own barber space, so anyone I used to cut or anyone who isn't getting the vaccine, please hit me up, message me. I'll be happy to cut your hair."
Her plan to open up a salon that caters specifically to unvaccinated Aussies could go either way.
Considering Victoria and the rest of Australia have been told the only way out of lockdown and restrictions will be getting the Covid-19 vaccine, she might not have many customers.
More than 25 million doses of the vaccine have been handed out in Australia, representing nearly 40 per cent of the country being fully vaccinated.
In Victoria, there have been more than 3.32 million doses administered as citizens race to get double-vaxxed and bring the state's freedom day closer.
However, Jo seems pretty miffed that when that day comes, there will be new regulations around what people can and can't do.
"The new rules are you aren't allowed to go to a barbershop without being vaccinated, so I'm happy to take the vaccinated or unvaccinated and still cut your hair," she said.
The state government has ruled that when Victoria has 70 per cent of the population over 16 double dosed then it can start enjoying freedoms from those pre-Covid-19 days.
But only people who have been vaccinated will get to experience all those freedoms. The state government is still working out the finer details of how they will regulate industries with vaccination adherence.
Premier Daniel Andrews said: "Make no mistake, we are opening this place up. There is no alternative.
"There is a gateway here, it will be challenging but we must pass through it. We cannot have a perpetual suppression of this virus. No-one is arguing that.
"There will be pain, it will be challenging, it will be very hard on our amazing doctors, nurses and ambos and the whole team in our hospitals. We will support them, we'll stand with them."
"There is no modelling I have seen and no plan that I have seen that a Victorian will look at and say, that is a plan to open up that does not involve acute stress in our health system. That is the nature of the Delta variant," he said.