Strict guidelines for salons and barbers

Salons and barber shops in Bahrain will only reopen if they follow strict guidelines.

This includes closing the waiting areas and suspending certain services.

Salons will reopen their doors on Wednesday, for the first time since March as part of new relaxed measures to combat the spread of Covid-19.

The health requirements for salons and barber shops are as follows:

  • First they must organise appointments, customers can enter only after taking an appointment and the waiting areas must be closed and all magazines removed,” said Industry, Commerce and Tourism Ministry commerce affairs under-secretary Eman Al Doseri at a press conference today.
  • Secondly, there must be a distance of two metres between customers and the number of workers in salons and barber shops must be reduced as much as possible. There must be continuous sterilisation and a staff member must be assigned to sterilise the surfaces continuously and after each use.
  • Thirdly, all workers in salons and barber shops must wear masks, face protector, gloves and disposable aprons, while customers must wear gloves and masks until they receive a service that requires their removal. The use of hair dryers is prohibited while some of services will be stopped such as facials, threading, microblading, massages, semi-permanent eyelashes, and returnable hair extensions.”

She added that food and beverages will not be allowed to be served to customers.

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