Police to visit beauty salon which questioned existence of Covid-19

Police are to visit a beauty salon in Merseyside after a poster in its shop window denied the existence of Covid-19.

The poster at Skin Kerr in Bootle also said no masks were being worn on site despite rules requiring staff to wear surgical face masks and visors and that “Covid talk is banned”.

Sefton Community Policing Superintendent Graeme Robson said: “My officers will be visiting the salon to speak to the staff and manager and reminding them of their continued responsibilities around Covid-19 and the safety and wellbeing of their staff and customers.

“We will also be linking in with colleagues in the environmental health team at Sefton Council.

“We continue to remind the public and our local businesses that they should be continuing to follow the current Government guidance around social distancing, face coverings and Test and Trace.”

Councillor Paulette Lappin, the council’s cabinet member for regulatory, compliance and corporate services said: “Once our environmental health team was made aware of this disappointing situation, we contacted the owner of the company and have arranged a visit.

“If the situation cannot be resolved satisfactorily during this meeting, and we are not satisfied that measures to keep customers and staff safe are in place, we will consider taking formal enforcement action.”

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