By Minerva Newman
DUMAGUETE CITY – The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)-Negros Oriental monitored some 30 salons and barbershops in Dumaguete to ensure compliance with health and safety protocols, guidelines and recommendations for the protection of everyone from coronavirus disease (COVID-19) transmission.
DTI-Negros Oriental Director Nimfa Vietucio said that, with the re-opening of local beauty services industry in the Philippines, it’s monitoring teams have provided these establishments copies of the Guidelines on Minimum Health Protocols for Barbershops and Salons, and sample forms of the health checklist for visitors which is a requirement upon entry.
Virtucio said that they have also given establishments sample forms of health checklist, and the complete travel/mobility history required for employees upon entry and return to work.
Since June 7, salons and barbershops have been operating at 30 percent capacity in areas under General Community Quarantine (GCQ). At this point, salons and barbershops can only do haircutting services, Virtucio added.
She said that hair coloring, manicure, pedicure, facials, waxing, perming are still prohibited given the difficulty to impose physical distancing for these types of services.
As with other businesses, barbershops and salons are required to observe mask-wearing, don personal protective gears, practice physical distancing, and do regular disinfection of frequently touched surfaces.