A PREGNANT hairdresser is controversially refusing to cut customers’ hair if they have had a Covid jab, in a bizarre bid to “protect her family”.
According to a Perth Now report, the owner of Sweeney Todd Barber’s Shop, in Bunbury, a port city in Western Australia, recently posted on Facebook to make the odd request.
She asked her customers to cancel their appointments, if they had received a Covid jab.
“For those clients I have still been seeing, I sincerely ask that if you have had the COVID vaccine could you please cancel your appointment,” Abi Locock wrote.
“I am no longer comfortable taking on COVID vaccinated people.”
“I have to do what’s best for the health of myself and my family. I thank everyone for their continued support and with a heavy heart have had to make this decision.”
Her post was met with mixed responses; many slammed Locock for “discriminating” against people getting a vaccine to protect themselves, and others, against a global pandemic.
“My mind boggles,” one Facebook user commented.
‘Just informed my hubby and son that it may be time for them to change barbers,’ another said.
But others praised her for “standing strong against this tyranny”.
“You are one wise woman,” one person commented.
“It’s a pleasant thing seeing people so wide awake and furthermore their concern for their wellbeing regarding the spike protein,” another said.
Western Australia’s health minister Roger Cook was firmly in the first camp, saying the woman’s sentiment was “wrong on so many levels”. and encouraging people to follow the science.
“We want people to back the science, we want people to do what’s right for the Western Australian community,” he said.
“Get yourself vaccinated, make sure that you can protect yourself, your family and the community.
“These ridiculous assertions and people who take this extraordinary stance are a distraction for the community.
“They’re also dangerous in terms of their attitudes.”
News of the controversial stance comes as the Delta variant spreads through Australia, which is a largely unvaccinated population.
As of yesterday, there were more than 1,500 active cases in New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia – of more than 32,588 cases throughout the pandemic.
The worsening outbreak has forced authorities to put 14m people in lockdown.
To date, around 10,850,993 doses of coronavirus vaccines have been administered to Australian residents.
According to an ABC report, the 40 million doses needed to fully vaccinate Australia’s adult population will be reached in early February next year, granted the rollout continues at the same pace.