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Barber Filmed Cutting Hair Outdoors In Lockdown

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Barber Filmed Cutting Hair Outdoors In Lockdown

A barber in London has been filmed cutting hair in the open air - watch the clip below:

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The footage was filmed in Forest Gate, east London, according to reports, and shows a man with what appears to be a pensioner's shopping cart, snipping away at the hair of another man seated in front of him.

The seated customer seems to be wearing a barber's bib as he sits on a stool on the pavement.

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MyLondon reports there are several barbers in the Forest Gate area - and like hairdressers across the country, they have had to temporarily close as the result of lockdown restrictions.

When the video appeared on Instagram, some people praised the barber for his initiative, with one enthusiast commenting: "They said we can meet 1 person in public... cant knock his hustle [sic]," along with a tears-of-laughter emoji.

Another added: "Smashing it mobile haircuts," while a third asked: "How do you book an appointment?"

This may not be the last we see of al fresco hair services over the coming weeks - last week Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced his 'roadmap' out of lockdown, with hairdressers not due to reopen until 12 April at the earliest.

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In the Prime Minister's roadmap, he set out four stages for reopening and restarting the country after this third - and probably worst - lockdown that we've all been in for so damn long.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

Step one begins on 8 March when the schools will return.

Then from 29 March, groups of up to six people - or two households - will be able to meet up outdoors to socialise, putting meet-ups in gardens and parks back on the menu.

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Next, after a minimum of five weeks, pubs and restaurants could be allowed to serve food and drink outdoors from that 12 April date.

As well as that, personal care businesses like hairdressers and beauty parlours may reopen after that date, and non-essential retail will throw open the doors once again.

Phase three, which again will take place after a minimum of five weeks of phase two, will see people be allowed to mix once again indoors.

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That means that you would actually be allowed inside the pub or restaurant. Entertainment venues would also be able to open up again, and trial events will be looked into.

Then, the all-important fourth stage will hopefully see all legal limits on social contact removed, and restrictions left up to everyone's personal choice.

That means that you can still play it safe if you want, but also you might have the chance to go to a nightclub or a sporting event, if that's your thing.

Featured Image Credit: Instagram

Topics: barber, UK News, Haircut, London

Will Fitzpatrick
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