THE wait looks set to go on for hairdressers, barbers and other personal care businesses despite Boris Johnson's plan for lockdown easing.

The Prime Minister will reveal his plan in the House of Commons at 3.30pm before addressing the nation on TV tonight.

Reports suggest schools will be allowed to reopen for all pupils from March 8, with people permitted to meet on a one-to-one basis for recreation.

A further easing of restrictions is set to take place on March 29 when the school Easter holidays begin – with larger groups allowed to gather in parks and gardens.

But so far there has been no date for when retailers, hairdressers, pubs or cafes can reopen.

One hairdresser in the town has said it's upsetting to be left in limbo. 

Jane Norgrove, who runs the Natural Selection Salon on Rodbourne Road, said the industry has been left with no idea what's going to happen and when they can reopen. 

She said: "It's really difficult and we're struggling at the moment. 

"We thought we would reopen in March, now it could be even longer with this roadmap. 

"We do need to protect ourselves, our clients and the families but we're really struggling as a business. 

"We don't know what's happening, we don't know when we're going back and we don't know if we'll still have business. It's really upsetting."

Jane believes the salon has taken all the necessary precautions to reopen including social distancing and PPE. 

She added: "When we came back to work, we thought it would be permanent but then we were closed again. 

"We have all the PPE, we have face coverings, we can reopen but we don't know when at the moment. 

"Are we going to have to get vaccinated before we can reopen? We don't know what to expect anymore."