A Middlewich businesswoman has been working around the clock in readiness to reopen her beauty salon today.
Kimberley Gunn, owner of Harrison's Beautique says it has been all systems go since been given the go ahead to reopen last Friday.
It follows a relaxtion of lockdown restrictions where salons, nail bars, tattoo studios and massage studios were allowed to open their doors this week.
Salons will be required to put safety measures in place, just as hairdressers are. These will include sanitation stations, masks for staff and extra cleaning measures.
Kimberley says: "It was quite a scary time, it was worrying for many business owners, not just myself, we did not know how long lockdown would last, so yeah it was a really worrying time being a business owner because we didn't know what the future held.
"We did not know if our business that we worked so hard for to build up would even survive this pandemic, so its fantastic that we have finally been given the all clear to reopen.
"I have had some new flooring in the salon, I thought I would take the time to do things like that, so yes it has been a quick turnaround, I thought we would have a little bit more notice, but I'm still grateful we have been given the green light to reopen.
"Everyone is going to have to wear a mask, we are going to have to wear a mask and visors, aprons and gloves. There will be a specific place to stand once people enter the salon, we have got screens up, hand sanitation, hand washing facilities. There are also forms to fill in for the track and trace, so yeah there is a lot more things we have had to put in place, but its absolutely fine if it means we can reopen."