The salon has been criticised by the woman’s mother, who branded the policy “unfair” on frontline workers and said the last minute cancellation left her daughter “really upset”
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The woman had booked a haircut on her day off after working nights (stock photo) (Image: Getty Images)
A nurse had her hair appointment cancelled at the last minute by a salon who didn't want to risk taking her because she worked in a hospital.
The salon has been criticised by the woman's mother, who branded the policy "unfair" on frontline workers.
Mairie says her daughter was left really upset at the last minute cancellation and said other hero workers may be unaware that they might not be able to get haircuts while the pandemic is still here, DublinLive reports.
The concerned mum said: "She made an appointment to go to the hairdresser last week along with many of us. She was delighted to get her appointment for today which is her day off after nights.
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The nurse was left really upset at the last minute cancellation
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"Yesterday evening they rang her and asked a set of questions, she had only just woken up from the previous night so she was a bit 'not with it'.
"So when they asked 'have you been in contact with anyone with Covid she said no.
"And then she woke a bit later and said 'oh gosh hang on a minute, maybe I shouldn't have said that'."
After chatting to a few friends on WhatsApp she decided to go back and tell them as maybe someone in the salon had a compromised immune system.
So after ringing back and saying she was a nurse who worked in an emergency department they told her they had to cancel the appointment.
The nurse told the salon that she would wear a mask and gloves but they still cancelled (stock photo)
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"She tried to say 'oh we haven't had any confirmed cases in the last while but I'll wear my mask, I'll wear gloves, I am well'," Mairin explained.
"The girl on the phone said sorry it's policy and they had to cancel."
The nurse's mother continued saying her daughter was going on another night shift really upset that she couldn't do the things others are.
The salon later rang again and thanked her for her work and apologised further.
Her friends then helped her out and found her a new place who were happy to sort her out.