On 15 June 2021, due to the alarmingly high spike in COVID-19 infections, President Cyril Ramaphosa officially moved South Africa back into Alert Level 3, as per the Disaster Management Act.
The EOHCB (Employers Orgnaisation for Hairdressing, Cosmetology, Beauty) notes that June 19th 2021 marked one year since the Personal Care Sector was allowed to reopen and operate under sector-specific protocols during the COVID-19 pandemic. The reopening was during alert level 3.
Says the EOHCB: “It is important that we as an industry remain compliant and committed to adhering to the Personal Sector-Specific protocols. Special attention needs to be given to clause 18.104.22.168 of the published Government Gazette of 19 June 2020 – ‘Suspend the provision of all beverage and food amenities for customers.’ This is a question that is asked on a regular basis. We reaffirm that the serving of beverages and or food to clients is prohibited.
“In terms of gatherings – no more than 50 people inside or 100 outside is permitted, with all health protocols being observed, including maintaining social distancing of at least 1.5 metres between people.”
The EOHCB has republished The Personal Sector-Specific Protocols - 19 June 2020 on its Facebook page should salons and spas need to re-read them. Click here