A home-based beauty therapist feels lucky to be able to reopen after a stressful period of not being able to trade for most of the year.
Angela Reeve, 34, who has two-year-old girl and five-year-old boy, set up Beauty by Angela at her Sprowston home in November 2019.
She only had five months to work in her new specially-built treatment room on the side of her Couzens-Hardy Road home before being forced to close in March last year for the first lockdown.
She temporarily reopened in August, was forced to close again in November and reopened for a short time in December before the third and latest lockdown this year.
Her treatment room reopens on April 12, as the government eases coronavirus restrictions for non-essential shops and businesses including gyms, pubs, salons and beauty therapists.
Mrs Reeve said: “I feel like I’m starting my job again for the third time I always thought I could reopen but my main fear was people not feeling comfortable coming back. I take safety really seriously and have done everything I can to make people feel as comfortable as possible.