On the 17th of June we received news that the country was moving to Advanced Level 3 of the Lockdown. As the changes which come with Advanced Level 3 were read out, a collective sigh of relief was emitted by the nation. Rightfully so, because we have been advised that we can once again visit restaurants, cinemas and even attend work conferences, but the main cause for excitement is the fact that this signalled the opening up of operations for all formal and informal salons for hair, face, nails, body treatments and tattooing.
This means that we can all get the much needed hair treatments and haircuts as well as the other treatments which had come to an abrupt end when the nation went under lockdown on 27 March 2020.
Now before you rush for the nearest salon, beauty spa, barbershop, or tattoo salon it is important to note that the opening up of operations comes with strict regulations which were published through a gazette signed by the Minister of Small Business Development on the 19th of June 2020.
Some of the new regulations mean that the manner in which your beauty salon operated pre-lockdown, will be a thing of the past as has been the case with all businesses post lockdown. To avoid disappointments and to ensure healthy interactions with all involved, it is important that you familiarise yourself with these regulations.
In order for the beauty care salons to keep their doors open, the following will need to be complied with:
For more information on the regulations you can access the gazette on: https://gcs.thesouthafrican.com/2020/06/70ed9215-gazzette.pdf
Please ensure that you stay safe and healthy as you go for your beauty or health treatment remembering at all times that we are all responsible for our health as well as for those around us.