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Hairdressers To Stay Closed Until Late April At Least

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Hairdressers To Stay Closed Until Late April At Least

Hairdressers in the UK are to remain closed until at least 'late April'.

'Senior sources' have reportedly leaked to the press that while Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to announce a roadmap out of lockdown this week, some businesses will lose out.

According to The Sun, they revealed that hairdressers, barbers, and salons will have to stay shut for another month.

And it could be even longer for other kinds of treatment such as waxing 'where contact is inherent' to restart.

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Over the past few weeks, there has been increased discussion over when lockdown will be lifted, with education at the top of the list of priorities.

And Last month, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the plan to reopen schools from 8 March.

In a statement to the House of Commons, he said: "The first sign of normality beginning to return should be pupils going back to their classrooms.

"I know how parents and teachers need as much certainty as possible including two weeks' notice of the return of face-to-face teaching.

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Hairdressers are to 'remain closed until late April'. Credit: PA
Hairdressers are to 'remain closed until late April'. Credit: PA

"So I must inform the House that for the reasons I have outlined it will not be possible to reopen schools immediately after the February half-term."

Adding: "If we achieve our target of vaccinating everyone in the four most vulnerable groups with their first dose by 15 February - and every passing day sees more progress towards that goal - then those groups will have developed immunity from the virus by about three weeks later, that is by 8 March."

However, these plans have been questioned by teaching leaders, who have said that the proposed return to the classroom would surely have to be staggered.

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Geoff Barton, of the ASCL heads' union, said it just will not be possible to carry out tests on every pupil if they arrive en masse on 8 March.

He said: "It would make more sense for them to be brought back into school in phases and tested as they return."

Boris Johnson says people could need to be revaccinated in the autumn. Credit: PA
Boris Johnson says people could need to be revaccinated in the autumn. Credit: PA

Questions have also been raised with regards to how the UK and the rest of the world is going to cope with coronavirus in the futures.

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Earlier this month, Mr Boris Johnson warned that people will need to be revaccinated in autumn.

Speaking during Prime Minister's Questions at the Commons, he said it would be necessary to revaccinate people as some strains of Covid-19 may prove resistant to current vaccines.

He said: "As the house will have heard from the chief medical officer and the deputy chief medical officer and others, I think we're going to have to get used to vaccinating and then re-vaccinating in the autumn as we come to face these new variants."

It comes after a small study indicated that the Oxford-AstraZeneca might not be as effective on the South African mutation of the virus.

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Read more about Covid-19 vaccines here.

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Topics: covid, Science, World News, lockdown, UK politics, Pandemic, schools, vaccine, Coronavirus, Politics, Health, Covid-19

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