THE lockdown-defying hairdresser Sinead Quinn has revealed she has been denied access to Covid grants due to an injunction against her from Kirklees Council.

The Council secured the injunction on Quinn Blakey Hairdressing in Bradford Road, Oakenshaw, earlier this year after she threatened to reopen on a day dubbed the Great Reopening which fell flat.

It followed thousands of pounds of fines being racked up by the hairdresser - who appears to believe Covid-19 is a conspiracy - for opening her salon during November's second national lockdown.

In a letter from Kirklees Council to Ms Quinn dated March 9, which she shared on her salon's Instagram page, it said she had recently applied for a lockdown support grant.

It said: "We have considered your request in relation to the government guidance on the scheme and unfortunately you are not eligible to receive this grant.

"The reason for this is we have sought guidance from central government on your case and due to the injunction order against yourself, you cannot receive any grants as you have failed to comply with national restrictions.

"The grant is only available to businesses who has been required to close because of the national restrictions from November 5 to December 2, 2020, and have been unable to provide its usual in-person customer service from its premises."

The injunction, secured in January by Kirklees Council, is in place until March 31.

She racked up £17,000 in fines for breaching lockdown by opening last November, when she quoted non-existent parts of the Magna Carta and said she "did not consent" to the regulations, claims rubbished by legal experts.

In a court hearing in February she was also ordered to pay a further £2,455.

Hairdressers will be able to reopen from April 12, when step two of the roadmap sees personal services, non-essential retail, gyms, indoor leisure, pubs and restaurants for outdoor service only, and self-contained holiday lets are all able to reopen.