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Britons must wear masks at hair and nail salons from tomorrow or face fines of up to £6,400

EYE masks must be worn in hair salons and nail salons in the UK from tomorrow amid fears a new Covid variant is rampant.

Britons could face fines if they don’t cover up – which can rise to £6,400 for repeat offenders.

Masks will be mandatory in hair salons and nail salons from November 30

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Masks will be mandatory in hair salons and nail salons from November 30Credit: Getty

Boris Johnson announced on Saturday the re-imposition of a series of restrictions to combat the rapidly spreading super strain Omicron.

This includes making face coverings mandatory in stores and on public transport.

The full list of locations, to be announced later today, also includes hair salons, banks and post offices.

Those who do not follow the rules will face increased penalties.

These will start at £200, but repeat offenders will be hit double each time up to a maximum of £6,400 if the same process is followed as in previous account lockouts. .

Only those who are exempt for medical reasons, and children, will be free.

Government guidance advises people to wear a mask in any crowded space in their home to prevent the spread of the virus.

However, the rules do not include pubs and restaurants in the list of places where coverage is required by law.

People are also being encouraged to take lateral flow tests prior to socialization – but this will not be enforced by law.

The restrictions are part of the Government’s plan to tackle Omicron, which is native to South Africa.

This variation has prompted ministers to put 10 African countries on the UK’s travel red list – South Africa, Namibia, Lesotho, Botswana, Eswatini, Zimbabwe, Angola, Mozambique, Malawi and Zambia.

Passengers arriving in the UK from Tuesday morning will also have to take a PCR test, with the expectation that they will self-isolate until they test negative.

And all people who come into contact with a suspected case of Omicron will have to quarantine for 10 days, regardless of their immunization status.

The first two confirmed cases in the UK were confirmed on Saturday as having been found in Nottingham and Essex.

A third case was identified in London yesterday, and another six infections were announced in Scotland this morning.

The links to the instance variable are already discovered in an elementary school, a KFC and a church in Brentwood, Essex.

While the number of confirmed cases in the UK remains relatively low, health chiefs fear there may have been hundreds of cases.

More than 75 “probable” cases of the mutant variant have been flagged with more than 150 other possible cases, according to Government sources.

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Ministers and scientists are now scrambling to figure out how Infectious and dangerous omicrons is, because people fear that it spreads faster.

UK Health Security Agency warns it’s “very likely” further Omicron The cases will be discovered in the coming days.

However, Health Minister Sajid Javid removed calls for a further lockdown.

He said infections and hospitalizations were “nowhere near” the levels needed for restrictions beyond those already announced by Boris Johnson in a surprise press conference on Saturday.

Mr Javid said tighter restrictions on borders and masks For Christmas Shoppers and commuters need to buy time to find out how bad the new variant is and whether it’ll dilute the vaccine’s effectiveness.

But Mr Javid insisted the restrictions would not derail the festivities and urged Britons to “continue planning to see family and friends” – the same way he is.

“I think everyone should continue with their plans as usual over Christmas,” he said. I think it’s going to be a great Christmas. ”

Meanwhile, the Covid boosters are expected to be made available to all over-18s in the UK in the coming days or weeks.

Britons wearing face masks in shops and on public transport ‘could end’ from Tuesday as UK kicks off wars of Omicron

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Bobby Allyn

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