What to expect from hairdressers and pubs as hospitality sector reopens

What to expect from hairdressers and pubs as hospitality sector reopens

Published by Jack Deery at 7:30am 4th July 2020.

5 minute read

Businesses have been given the go ahead to trade once again from today (Saturday 4th July).

Many pubs and hairdressers in South Wiltshire and West Hampshire will be reopening their doors today and in the coming weeks. 

But in order for them to follow government guidelines and make sure everyone is safe, things won't be quite the same as they were before lockdown. 

HAIRDRESSERS

For anyone who hasn't ventured into DIY hair cuts over the last 102 days, going to get it sorted appears to be quite high priority on many lists. 

As it can only be done while in close contact with someone, many new measures are going to be put in place.

Hairdressing hair cut
Hairdressers have been closed for 102 days

These include attending appointments on your own. keeping your distance from other customers in store and staff wearing PPE including face visors and guests will be asked to wear face masks too. 

Some Salisbury city centre hairdressers and barbershops open from today include:

  • Jas Hair
  • Smith England
  • Sienna Taye Hairdressing
  • Toni & Guy
  • Miss Tiff’s
  • Sloanes
  • Hair @ 46
  • Eden Hair 
  • Wendy Stevens Hair
  • Charlotte Churchill Hair Studio
  • Adorn
  • Jeff T’s Barber Shop
  • The Barber Shop
  • The Barber Academy

Ellie Smith, Style Director of Smith England on the High Street, is looking forward to reopening:

“Me and my amazing team are more than ready to come back to work and do what we love doing. I’m confident we’ve got the right procedures in place to ensure our clients and staff are protected. The support from our loyal customers has been overwhelming and we can’t wait to see them back in our salon again.”

Smith England Salisbury High Street
Smith England on Salisbury's High Street is one hairdressers reopening today

Meanwhile, Joanna Cucurullo, owner of Hair by Joanna in Amesbury, is relieved to be reopening again. 

She's going to be having customers in store from today, but it's been a difficult few months. 

Joanna says one thing that has been amazing, is the support she has received from other local hairdressers: 

Joanna told Spire FM

"Lockdown has turned our lives upside down in the hairdressing industry. Local salons are facing the biggest challenge we have ever faced in our careers. 

We've felt lost, unsure, scared of whatever was held in the future but we have stood united in our journey helping and advising each other, picking each other up, giving support and we felt things couldn't get any worse.

We have proven that contrary to popular belief it's survival, not rival between us hairdressers."

PUBS AND RESTAURANTS 

These businesses have been able to open today, but that does not mean all have. 

Due to a number of different reasons, some are opening over the next couple of days/weeks

Like hairdressers, pubs have had to change the way they do things in order for them to start trading safely once again. 

Different pubs will have slightly different rules but we are being told to expect closed bar areas, tables of a maximum of six and table service

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Some pubs are reopening in Salisbury today

They are also for pre-booking only and they will have to keep a temporary record of customer contact details to help support the NHS Test and Trace system.

Some Salisbury city centre pubs and restaurants opening today include: 

  • Tinga
  • The Bridge Tap
  • Leonardos la Piazza
  • Qudos
  • Café Diwali
  • The Old Ale & Coffee House
  • The Cathedral Hotel
  • Wig & Quill
  • Baroushka
  • Maul’s Wine & Cheese Bar

Some businesses have developed apps to help with ordering, like The Bridge Tap on Fisherton Street:

DON'T JUST TURN UP 

Despite these businesses reopening, the Salisbury BID is urging people to not just turn up expecting to get into a pub without pre-booking. 

Amanda Newbery, Interim Hospitality Representative on the Salisbury BID Board and Vice Chair of Salisbury PubWatch, working closely with hospitality businesses in the city, said: 

"It seems very strange not to be promoting our hospitality businesses, but we’re asking people to check whether you need to book a table at the pub before turning up during these early days while we get used to these new strict guidelines.

We look forward to the sector reopening, but people need to realise they won’t just be able to turn up at the pub and expect things to be normal. These establishments have had to implement lots of social distancing measures to keep customers and staff safe, and the guidelines state businesses should use a booking system in order to safely manage their customers.

We are of course encouraging everyone to support our city centre businesses; we are very grateful of the support. Shops and cafes welcome visitors, but we’re urging people to pre-book a table at pubs and restaurants before travelling into the city to avoid any disappointment."

The Business Improvement District say it is "imperative" that the public does their bit to make sure everyone keeps safe.

They are echoing Wiltshire Police's advice to act responsibly and any anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated. 

The Leader of Salisbury City Council, Cllr Jeremy Nettle, said:

“I look forward to seeing residents safely enjoy our solely missed pubs and restaurants, but I encourage everyone to be responsible and remember that we must continue to follow social distancing rules to ensure the virus is not spread.”

You can find a full list of Salisbury businesses that are open by visiting salisburybid.co.uk/shop-salisbury.

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