‘A colour takes three-and-a-half HOURS!’ Hairdressers and their clients blast Scott Morrison’s ‘ridiculous’ 30-minute per-customer hair salon limit
- Prime Minister Scott Morrison introduced more coronavirus limits on Tuesday
- Hairdressers must enforce social distancing and limit customers to 30 minutes
- Many online wondered how a hairdresser can cut your hair from 1.5metres away
- Others noted most hair salon appointments last much longer than half an hour
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Hairdressers and their clients have slammed Scott Morrison’s coronavirus salon restrictions as ‘ridiculous’ after his announcement on Tuesday night.
The Prime Minister said barbers and hairdressers could continue to work as long as they followed strict social distancing guidelines with a 30-minute limit per customer.
‘Hairdressers and barbershops will continue to be able to provide those services but it is very important that they strictly manage their social distancing and limitations on the number of people in their premise,’ he said.
‘That’s four square metres per person. And on top of that, to restrict the amount of time that a patron is in the premise to no more than 30 minutes and preferably less.’
Hairdressers are allowed to continue working through the coronavirus pandemic as long as they practice social distancing and enforce a 30 minute limit for customers (stock image)
Social media lit up with Australians questioning Mr Morrison’s new restrictions, with many wondering how a hairdresser can practice social distancing while also cutting your hair.
‘Would love Scott Morrison to explain how he thinks 30 minutes is enough for a haircut while your hairdresser stays 1.5metres away from you,’ one tweet reads.
‘Like are they going to cut your hair using scissors stuck to the end of a pole or?’
‘A hairdresser can continue working but a beauty therapist can’t due to close contact? You’ve confused the whole nation,’ another comment says.
A collection of tweets questioning Scott Morrison’s new restrictions for hairdressers amid the coronavirus
Many commentators wondered how a hairdresser can practice social distancing while also cutting your hair (stock image)
‘So you can’t go farewell a recently passed loved one, but you can have a full haircut, colour and blow-dry in half an hour by a hairdresser with arms that are 1.5 meres long,’ another tweet reads.
Others noted that most hair salon appointments last much longer than half an hour.
‘No hairdresser in Australia can cut a woman’s hair in 30 minutes,’ one comment reads.
‘A colour takes three-plus hours, 30 minutes doesn’t even fit a haircut. This is a ridiculous law,’ another tweet reads.
Chief medical officer Brendan Murphy said Australians need to avoid unnecessary interactions.
‘We are very worried about the rate of rise of the number of coronavirus cases in Australia, particularly over the last few days,’ Prof Murphy said on Tuesday night.
‘It is a very, very steep growth and it is very concerning.’
‘We have to change the way we interact, as human beings, in our society, for quite a long time. This virus will be with us for some time,’ he said.
Chief medical officer Brendan Murphy said Australians need to avoid unnecessary interactions to stop the spread of the disease