Barbershops and Salons in GCQ Areas Can Operate Starting June 7

GOOD NEWS! Barbershops and Salons in GCQ areas can operate starting June 7, 2020.

The Department of Trade and Industry (DT) announced that barbershops and salons under the General Community Quarantine (GCQ) areas may resume its operation starting June 7, 2020.

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However, in the guidelines released by the Office of the Secretary of DTI, only 30 percent operating capacity is allowed under GCQ while areas under Modified General Community Quarantine (MGCQ) are allowed for 50% operating capacity.

According to DTI Secretary Ramon Lopez, the resumption in the operation of barbershops and salons was permitted by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases.

But IATF reminded the barbershop and salon owners to observe minimum health protocols before the reopening of their establishment.

“Earlier opening was reconsidered in recognition of the very strict health protocol that was developed and to be adopted before they can be allowed to operate, to prevent any risk of COVID-19 transmission,” Ramon Ang stated.

Based on the report of GMA News, 400,000 jobs in more than 35,000 shops will bring back in the reopening of salons and barbershops.

But he stressed that shop owners who will violate the minimum health standards will face closure of their stablishment.

“There will be no need for accreditation to remove any bureaucracy in opening, but there will operations audit to be done, and non compliant shops will be closed down until they correct the deficiencies,” the DTI secretary noted.

Meanwhile, here are the guidelines to follow on minimum health protocols for salons and barbershops.

Barbershops and salons are among the many industries that were forced to close due to the ongoing devastation of coronavirus disease or COVID-19 pandemic.

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