Amid record-setting spike in coronavirus cases, salons reopen in Maharashtra after over three months
New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: After over three months, Maharashtra government issued a notification to reopen barbershops and salons in the state from Sunday, which were closed due to the coronavirus-induced lockdown in the country.
Chief minister Uddhav Thackeray decided to allow the salons to reopen under its 'Mission Begin Again Phase IV' during the state cabinet meeting held on Thursday, reports PTI.
"We will record customers' temperatures and provide them with hand sanitizer when they enter our shop. We will use a new towel and haircut seat for each customer," said a salon owner, Shahid Hussain.
"Use and throw products will be used. Without a prior appointment, we will not attend any customer. We will only use four to five staff at the maximum," he added.
According to the government notification, Salons and barbershops will have to adhere to strict rules and regulations for their functioning and hairstylists will be instructed to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) kits like mask and gloves.
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As per the guidelines issued by the government, beauty parlours, salons, and barbershops will only be allowed to function with prior appointments. Selective services including haircut, dyeing hair, threading, etc are allowed whereas all the skin related services are prohibited presently in the shops. It should be displayed prominently in all the shops.
The issued order also included salons to adhere to standard operating procedures (SOPs) on hygiene and cleanliness and wearing protective gear including gloves, aprons, and masks is a must for employees.
State Relief and Rehabilitation Minister Vijay Wadettiwar said that earlier the salons' operators had demanded the permission to do their business or else the government should provide them with a financial package, reports PTI
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