Don't forget the beauty industry

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We are wanting to start a petition on the re-opening of the beauty industry being in the third step along with hair, not left until the last step.
Its so unfair that we have been one of the longest closed industries & hardly without even a mention, like we've fallen between the cracks but we have to always(before this pandemic) make sure we have health & safety rules in place, insurances & registrations or compliance rules to follow to be able to operate. 
A lot of us are sole traders, working from home or have smaller businesses working 1 on 1 with clients, so don’t see how its any different people coming to us or going to a dentist appointment or specialist appointment where they’re up close one on one with the practitioner. 

As long as we’re making sure clients don’t  have symptoms before coming in, we’re both wearing masks, sanitizing, keeping smaller numbers & taking their details i don’t see why we can't operate safely especially when hairdressers are able to open in the third step and we're in a similar industry.

We’ve been shut for longer than 6months all together now its just impossible to consider months & months longer. 
I personally had to put my mortgage on hold back in March when all this started and the maximum hold was 6months, so my mortgage payments start back up in october which im not going to be able to afford without working even with the jobkeeper payments which are now decreasing, im a single mum with a 5year old little boy i need to keep the roof over our heads & i know alot of others would be in the same boat & struggling financially/emotionally/mentally. I know so many businesses that have had to close their doors permanently or have also just given up hope & I'd hate to see that happen to even more.

We need to make the chief health officer aware of this and have it looked at properly and considered for us all. Give us a fair shot in all this & carefully consider us like you have with every other industry.

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