Salon that denies Covid could be shut by cops after putting up conspiracy poster

A salon that denied the existence of coronavirus is at risk of shutting down after displaying "conspiracy posters" according to the council.

The salon in Bootle labelled coronavirus a "bulls*** voodoo virus" in posters displayed in its window, reports Liverpool Echo.

Skin Kerr Aesthetics Hair & Beauty, on Aintree Road is under investigation for placing posters which warned those passing by the shop, that "Covid talk is banned."

The two posters turned heads as one was displayed the same day lockdown measures became more strict.

It was adorned with the salon logo, and contained bullet points stating: “Covid Free Salon; no masks, we take cash; covid talk is banned; you can’t catch what doesn’t exist".

It then asked customers to "please respect the rules of the salon."

Environmental Health officers from Sefton Council visited the salon on Monday and Tuesday and said they were assured the posters would be taken down permanently and that covid rules would be observed.

However one of the posters appeared to have been stuck back up yesterday afternoon, the same day lockdown measures were tightened due to spiralling infection rates.

The council appears to have seen this as the last straw and two besuited licensing officers were pictured returning today alongside a Merseyside Police officer.

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A spokeswoman for Sefton Council said: "The poster had been removed on Tuesday 8th September, and after a meeting with the owner yesterday and Sefton Council understood this was a permanent move.

"During the meeting, Environmental Health officers were also satisfied that all the measures currently required for the safe operation of the premises were in place.

"However, after reports that the poster was back on display this morning (Thursday 10th September), they returned.

"The posters in question have been seized and discussions will now take place with Sefton’s Director of Public Health to instigate closure proceedings on the premises.

The salon had already been subjected to a sharp backlash after proudly posting pictures of the posters on its Facebook page, which it was then forced to delete.

When the ECHO contacted the salon earlier this week a woman stating she was the manager told a reporter she "did not wish to discuss" her views and claimed she had received threats of violence.

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