BORIS Johnson has finally had his long, shaggy blonde mop sheared as he got a haircut today alongside millions of other people in England.
The Prime Minister was one of the first who had a trim this morning after a visit from his personal barber at No10 today.
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He showed off his fresh new look ahead of appearing in the House of Commons to pay tribute to Prince Philip alongside other MPs.
He said said today would be a “huge relief” for business owners after 99 days of lockdown but urged Brits to “behave responsibly”.
Boris’s unruly mop had came under attack last week with critics comparing him to a scarecrow as he addressed the nation moments after the death of Prince Philip was announced.
Last night Mr Johnson said: “Today is a major step forward in our roadmap to freedom as venues such as shops, hairdressers, nail salons, outdoor attractions, and pubs and restaurants open once again.
“I’m sure it will be a huge relief for those business owners who have been closed for so long, and for everyone else it’s a chance to get back to doing some of the things we love and have missed.”
Today is a major step forward in our roadmap to freedom.
But the PM urged the nation to “behave responsibly” when pub gardens reopen and restaurants resume outdoor dining in a major easing of England’s lockdown.
He said: “I urge everyone to continue to behave responsibly and remember ‘hands, face, space and fresh air’ to suppress Covid as we push on with our vaccination programme.”
Shops deemed non-essential will also threw open their doors once again alongside indoor gyms, swimming pools, nail salons and zoos in another stride back towards normality.
However, social mixing indoors will remain heavily restricted, with around 40 per cent of adults yet to receive their first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine.
The fanfare for the easing of restrictions has been muted by the national mourning for the Duke of Edinburgh.
Mr Johnson postponed his celebratory pint and Government communications have been pared back to essential messages after Philip’s death on Friday.