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Frustrated companies fume at Boris Johnson's England lockdown U-turn

Coronavirus: beauty salons and casinos among businesses hit by last-minute change

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  • Beauty salons will go bust if Boris Johnson does not allow them to reopen soon, the industry has warned, as leisure businesses were hit by the sudden postponement of plans to lift restrictions on Saturday.

    The planned reopening for some beauty services in England had been viewed as a lifeline for salons and beauty therapists, said Lesley Blair, chair of the British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology which represents more than 10,000 businesses ranging from salon chains to mobile beauticians.