A beauty salon vowed to remain open despite being ordered to close during the upcoming lockdown.
As Prime Minister Boris Johnson previously announced, England will go into a nationwide lockdown starting this Thursday. The measure, which will see restaurants, pubs, gyms, salons, and the majority of stores closed, will reportedly last until December 2.
While people have been rushing to enjoy the last few days before the new restrictions kick in, one beauty salon vowed to disobey the government order.
As Merseyside-based Skin Kerr Aesthetics Hair & Beauty announced, they will not be closing their doors to customers on Thursday.
According to the salon’s owners, they are ready to fight any fines they might receive for staying open in court.
“We will not be locking down again. We will remain open. We will fight this and any fines in a common law court,” the salon revealed in an Instagram post.
While the salon was previously allowed to remain open despite being located in a high-risk area, the business was ordered to shut down in September after failing to respect coronavirus measures and regulations set by the government.
Previously, the owners of the salon displayed a controversial poster claiming that coronavirus doesn’t exist. Among other stuff written on the post, the salon banned Covid talk and face masks saying: “You can’t catch what doesn’t exist.”
After the authorities had a chat with the salon’s staff and owner, the local council allowed the business to reopen. If they refuse to close again starting Thursday, however, the salon could be slapped with a fine of up to £10,000 ($13,000).
As Sefton Council announced on their website, venues and businesses violating coronavirus measures and restrictions could face a hefty fine as well as prosecution and closure.
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