'Why can't hairdressing be done outdoors during the coronavirus crisis?' - letter

Some of us are looking forward to hair salons opening up post-lockdown, but this Star reader asks if hairdressing can be done outdoors during the summer months of the coronavirus crisis. What do you think?

Tuesday, 9th June 2020, 8:50 am
Many of us are looking forward to hair salons opening up post-lockdown, but this Star reader asks if hairdressing could be done outdoors during the summer months of the coronavirus crisis?

I admit to knowing nothing about haircuts, apart from the fact I need one.

One’s hair is important for self-esteem and without professional attention there are problems such as split hairs.

By Christmas, we could all end up looking like cave dwellers.

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Hairdressers are not face-to-face with their customers and both could wear masks.

They could also wear disposable gloves and not chat.

At the Sheffield Arena drive-in, blood tests are conducted outdoors under gazebos.

Could not hairdressing be done in a similar same way by cordoning off areas in parks and perhaps just offering a standard service for a faster throughput?

The government would need to modify the social distancing rules and local authorities would need to enable it.

When winter comes the idea may be impractical and when salons do eventually open, there could be a long wait for an appointment, so we need to act soon.

Coun Christopher Carter

Bradfield Parish CouncilStannington