When making the appeal on Monday, a representative of the sector, George Mando, said they will ensure that everyone who enters their businesses is well protected against COVID-19, through wearing of face masks and using hand sanitizers.
Mando said even before the COVID-19 pandemic, their businesses were already observing health safety protocols including washing of hands with soap and running water. “We have always used personal protective equipment like aprons, gloves and sometimes face masks to protect clients against dangerous chemicals that we use,” he said.
He said there is no way that they can ever fail to observe social distancing in their workplace as they always leave space for customers given the nature of their job. The colour coding system that was introduced earlier by government as a way of knowing the direction to be followed as a preventive measure indicates that under the colour orange, hair salons, barbershops and nail salons should be closed completely.
But the sector has appealed to NACOSEC to re-visit the COVID-19 risk determination and mitigation framework for economic activities and at the same time meet salons owners to clarify some of the issues. Mando said: “I have learnt that NACOSEC did not meet any of