Punjab Govt Issues SOPs for Barbershops and Beauty Salons

The Primary and Secondary Departments of Health Punjab (P&SHD) provided SOPs for barber shops and beauty shops on a recommendation from the Technical Working Group (TWG) to prevent the proliferation of coronavirus after government restrictions on lockdown were ease.

COVID-19 is a highly transmitted disease, according to the official warning, which spreads when a healthy person inhales droplets produced by the cough or sneeze of an infected person. It often spreads upon contact with an infected person or contaminated surface when a healthy person touches his or she eyes, mouth and nose with dirty hands.

Therefore, barbershops and beauty salons must adhere to the SOPs issued by the P&SHD to avoid the spread of the disease in the province.

Here are the detailed precautionary measures that barbershops and beauty salons must observe amid the Coronavirus pandemic.

Hand hygiene

  • Shops and salons must provide customers either hand sanitizer or soap for handwashing.
  • Workers must cleanse their hands with soap before and after tending to every customer.

Respiratory hygiene

  • Both customers and staff workers must wear face masks.

Physical distancing

  • Customers and staff workers should not hug or shake hands.
  • Shops and salons should avoid overcrowding by offering services to customers on appointment only.
  • No customer should be allowed to sit in the waiting area.
  • Reduce the number of customers by 50% of the shop capacity and maintain a distance of 2 meter square between customers.

Disinfection of tools and shops

  • Shops and salons must disinfect furniture, doors, chairs, and other surfaces with 0.05% chlorine solution (Bleach).
  • Shops and salons must disinfect scissors, trimmers, nail cutters, tweezers, and other tools with alcohol-based disinfectant.
  • Shops and salons must discard disposable sponge, foam, and other porous tools after a single use.
  • Shops and salons must be well lit and ventilated. If a shop is air-conditioned, the staff must ensure its ventilation after every hour.

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