In light of the increasing number of COVID-19 infections in South Africa in recent weeks, the EOHCB (Employers Organisation for Hairdressing Cosmetology Beauty) has informed its members and the industry to exercise the following government protocols, effective 20 November.
This is in 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.
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 therapist 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