Salons should exercise caution amidst fears of second wave

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As the number of COVID-19 infections continues to rise in South Africa, the EOHCB (Employers Organisation for Hairdressing Cosmetology Beauty) has advised its members and the hairdressing industry to adhere to the following Government protocols, effective 20 November.

This is as per the EOHCB’s consultation with the Department of Health, which stipulates that these protocols remain valid until amended by Government.

Salons must immediately suspend the provision of all beverage and food amenities for customers. There is to be no unnecessary touching and no scalp, neck, shoulder and arm massages at the basin.

Where physical barriers are not possible, social distancing of 1.5 metres must be maintained. The wearing of a face mask is mandatory at all times, with the stylist also to wear a visor/ shield.

There must be a strict hand sanitising ritual, as well as symptom screening before entering the establishment. Contact tracking management and record-keeping must be enforced.

To see the full Government Gazette documenting the Personal Care Sector-Specific protocols in detail click here

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