Barber shops, hairdressing and beauty salons are set to begin operations starting June 10 with stringent standard operating procedures (SOP).
Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said this follows the sector’s contribution to the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of RM13.5 billion a year.
“The sector also employs 74,500 workers from 16,728 registered businesses.
Among the activities allowed will be basic hair cutting and washing, shaving moustache and beard, hair treatment, manicure and pedicure as well as cleaning and facials,” he said at a daily press conference on the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) today.
“Social distancing, usage of masks, gloves and hand sanitiser, temperature checks and face shields for children are among the conditions. There are many more guidelines that they must follow,” said Ismail.
“For elderly people aged 60 and above, they are advised to make an appointment for a haircut or treatment.”
“The same goes for children below 12, parents have to call for an appointment,” he added.