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A beauty salon has banned customers from talking about coronavirus and says staff won't be wearing masks as the virus 'doesn't exist'.
Skin Kerr Aesthetics, Hair and Beauty in Bootle, Merseyside, put up a poster in its window which read: "Covid free salon, no masks, we take cash, covid talk is banned, you can't catch what doesn't exist."
Alongside the bullet point list are the hashtags#voodoovirusisbullsh** and #wedonotconsent, while underneath it read: "Please respect the rules of the salon."
It also shared the poster on its Facebook page, which has since been deleted.
The salon was contacted by the Liverpool Echo, where a woman who said she was the manager said she 'did not want to discuss' the poster but said she had received threats of violence against her.
Under rules designed to limit the spread of the disease, hairdressers and salon staff are required to wear surgical face masks as well as clear visors.
After the poster was shared in snaps online, several people took to social media to condemn the 'irresponsible' salon owner.
One person tagged Merseyside Police on Twitter, writing: "Can we do something about this irresponsible business owner - @skinkerr clinic please? Merseyside already hovering just below levels to have restrictions reimposed."
Today, police officers and members of the environmental health team are set to visit the salon.
Sefton Community Policing Superintendent Graeme Robson told the Liverpool Echo: "My officers will be visiting the salon to speak to the staff and manager and reminding them of their continued responsibilities around Covid-19 and the safety and well-being of their staff and customers.
"We will also be linking in with colleagues in the Environmental Health team at Sefton Council.
"We continue to remind the public and our local businesses that they should be continuing to follow the current Government guidance around social distancing, face coverings and Test and Trace."
Councillor Paulette Lappin Sefton Council's Cabinet Member for Regulatory, Compliance added: "If the situation cannot be resolved satisfactorily during this meeting, and we are not satisfied that measures to keep customers and staff safe are in place, we will consider taking formal enforcement action."
LADbible made several attempts to reach out to Skin Kerr but the salon was unavailable.
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