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Guidelines to be issued for Beauty Parlours, Barber shops to open

ECONOMYNEXT – Beauty Parlours, Barber Saloons and similar institutions may re-open once they get certification from the Health Authorities that they have taken precautions to prevent the spread of COVID 19, the government said today.

Under the restrictions that are imposed on civilian life at present, the opening of these businesses is completely banned, a press release from the Ministry of Health said.

The office of the Director-General of Health Services Dr Anil Jasinghe said that it will shortly issue a set of guidelines for these parlours and saloons to re-open.

Once they are published, the owners and operators of these places would need to contact the local Public Health Inspector and the Medical Officer of Health and obtain the checklist of the changes or modifications that are necessary to comply with the guidelines.

Once those changes are done the operators need to request the PHIs to visit them and certify that the changes have taken place, the statement said.

Jasinghe says that none of these institutions should open without this certification. (Colombo, May 6, 2020)


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