Dubai Economy has issued a new protocol for salons and barbershops in the emirate. There was a limited capacity at 30 percent and services offering only hair and nail treatments.
The updated protocol includes all beauty services, excluding spa, sauna, hammam and massage treatments. Also, salons and barbershops can open the doors for more clients, particularly 50 percent of the total capacity.
All safety measures are obligatory both for salons staff and clients. These include mandatory face masks for all staff members and visitors; adhering to a distance of two meters between each station; and an appointment-only system.
There are exclusions for barbers – masks can be removed for a short period of time to make some treatments. Masks can be removed for beard trimming and cutting hair behind the ears, before being replaced.
Salons have to put sections/partitions and carry out regular disinfection of surfaces and chairs. Clients are encouraged to wash their hands before and after taking services. Any waiting areas inside or outside of the outlet must be excluded.
Children’s salons can operate only for kids. One adult aged below 60 can supervise only three children, with one aged between 1 and 5.
All violators will face strict penalties provided not to following the protocol guidelines. Dubai Economy implements these regulations, as phase 3 of the plan takes place, until further notice.
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