Barber filmed cutting customers hair on pavement during lockdown – Mirror Online

A barber has sparked debate after being filmed cutting hair on a pavement during the coronavirus lockdown.

The man was spotted giving a person a trim in Forest Gate, east London, reports MyLondon.

Video shows the hairdresser attending to a customer who can be seen with a full bib on and sitting on a chair.

It is not clear if the duo are from the same household.

Under current guidelines, no one can meet anyone from outside their household unless one of them lives alone and the other is part of their support bubble, or for outdoor exercise.

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It is not clear if the duo are from the same household

It is not clear if the duo are from the same household

Personal care and close contact service businesses in England like hairdressers and barbers also cannot operate at the moment.

They may be able to open from April 12 following the second phase of the roadmap to exit lockdown, which is scheduled for review on April 5.

Guidance reads: “Those who provide personal care services from a mobile setting including their own home, in other people’s homes and in retail environments (such as a concession in a larger, separate business) must also stop operating.”

The short clip – which has been posted on social media – has sparked debate over whether the man is breaking coronavirus rules or not.

One commenter joked: “Anyone know how much he’s charging?”

Another said: “Not sure I see a problem here. Outdoors so very small risk. Barber should wear a mask and gloves though.”

A third posted: “Man’s getting a fresh trim. What’s the issue. Young and skilled. Make your money.”

London has by far the most coronavirus regulation offenders, according to the National Police Chiefs Council.

Of the 68,952 fixed penalty notices (FPNs) that were issued by forces between March 27 last year and February 14 this year, 10,357 were in the capital.

Some recent major breaches included a baby shower attended by 20 people in east London late last month.

Police filmed as they raided the event in Hornchurch and found a gathering of people from a mix of households, sitting around a table covered with food and a balloon arch at one end of the room.

The two organisers, men aged 22 and 44, were both reported for breaking lockdown rules and faced a fine of £200 each.

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