Magnificence salon proprietor Julie Saunderson has stated she would reasonably be ‘concreted in’ than cease buying and selling (Image Eyes Extensive Open/YouTube)
A magnificence salon proprietor who’s overtly flouting Covid-19 restrictions has stated she would reasonably be ‘concreted in’ than cease buying and selling,
Julie Saunderson, who’s described because the ‘queen’ of Liverpool’s anti-lockdown motion, runs ‘maskless’ boutique Pores and skin Kerr.
The enterprise in Sefton has displayed posters saying ‘you possibly can’t catch what doesn’t exist’, describing Covid-19 as a ‘voodoo virus’.
Council officers and police have repeatedly visited the salon after being alerted to the shortage of precautions however the proprietor stated she has solely needed to shut for at some point since defying the principles shortly after the primary lockdown.
She has additionally flouted a ban on non-essential companies buying and selling in the course of the four-week restrictions in England which started in November.
Below laws handed in the summertime, face coverings should be worn by employees in premises providing care and wonder therapies.
Pores and skin Kerr is in a tier two space however the Covid denier stated even when one other nationwide lockdown is imposed she’s going to proceed with none precautions resembling PPE or a ban on money funds on the salon in Bootle.
Talking to the Eyes Extensive Open YouTube channel, she described herself as a ‘crucial thinker’ who initially complied with the primary lockdown earlier than deciding it was ‘all nonsense’.
The Covid-denying poster outdoors Pores and skin Kerr in Bootle (Image: @skinkerr_)
Described by the channel because the ‘Queen of Liverpool’s anti-Covid resistance’, the Merseysider claimed Authorities scientists had been appearing in a ‘cloak and dagger’ means and he or she didn’t belief the Covid testing regime.
Motion taken towards her salon amounted to a one-day prohibition order which led to the salon shutting when it was as a result of shut anyway, she stated.
Mrs Saunderson instructed the channel: ‘That’s the final I’ve heard of it.’
In line with the salon’s Fb web page, it was open for enterprise as common as of Christmas Eve.
The refusenik stated: ‘No matter individuals’s opinions the salon is definitely doing alright, there’s a very good workforce. I received’t be closing, they’re going to need to concrete me in or concrete the store closed.
‘Hopefully the enterprise will go from energy to energy and I foresee us staying open by means of any lockdowns which is kind of good for enterprise in the truth that it attracts people who find themselves of like thoughts and we find yourself with a consumer base we wish to be round as nicely.’
Julie Saunderson is described because the ‘queen’ of Liverpool’s anti-lockdown motion (Image Eyes Extensive Open/YouTube)
Hair, magnificence and nail salons can stay open in tier two areas, however ought to observe the Authorities’s Covid-secure steering for shut contact companies.
Steering states: ‘As an employer, you have got a obligation to guard staff and others from danger to their well being and security, together with from the dangers of COVID-19.’
Firms that defy the principles danger fines that may escalate to 1000’s of kilos for repeat offenders. In West Yorkshire, the proprietor of a hair salon was fined £27,000 after staying open in the course of the second lockdown.
Quinn Blakey Hairdressing was described as ‘egocentric and irresponsible’ by Kirklees Council.
Sinead Quinn has additionally refused to observe Covid guidelines at her salon Quinn Blakey Hairdressiing
(Image: Asadour Guzelian)
In line with official figures, Sefton has recorded 314 optimistic Covid circumstances in the latest seven-day interval out there, with the quantity rising by a 3rd for the reason that begin of December.
A spokesperson for Sefton Council stated: ‘Communities throughout the Liverpool Metropolis Area have labored collectively to take care of the realm’s tier two danger standing in the course of the festive interval, together with companies in Sefton.
‘The native authority has labored with these companies to allow them to function in a Covid safe option to meet laws.
‘Any companies in breach of those laws are placing employees and prospects in danger, and shall be handled by way of the suitable procedures.’
Metro.co.uk has approached Pores and skin Kerr and Merseyside Police for remark.
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