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Latest Guidelines for Barbers, Salons
Posted on : 16 Jun 2020  Source of News: New Sarawak Tribune

KUCHING: The Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) has released the latest standard operating procedure (SOP) for barber shops, hair salons and beauty salons to comply with.

According to SDMC in a statement on Tuesday, the SOP would take effect today.

“SDMC has received the latest SOP prepared by the Ministry of Local Government for these sectors, and it will be effective June 17,” the secretariat said.

The SOP can be obtain at the Ministry of Local Government and Housing’s website at

The details of the SOP mentioned that all barber shops and hair dressers must register their business with the local authorities, and only premises that are registered with the local authorities are allowed to operate.

Beauty salons must also register the premises with the business registries (district office and Inland Revenue Board), and only registered ones are allowed to operate.

Other SOP that shop owners must follow includes preparing hand sanitisers, face masks, gloves, aprons, infrared hand held thermometers, disinfecting of the shop, plan out appointment for customers and record customer details either manually or through Qmunity or Covid Trace app. Staff are also advised to use the MySejahtera app.

They must also make sure that foreign workers must comply with the government’s latest SOP to make sure they undergo the Covid-19 test from time to time.

Shop owners are encouraged to provide their services based on appointment basis, and walk-in is only allowed when there are no other customers in the shop.

Among the activities allowed are basic haircut and hair wash, moustache and beard shaving, hair styling, hair treatment, manicure, pedicure, facial wash and treatment and eyelash styling. Activities that are not permitted include ear cleaning, removing nostril hair, head, shoulder and body massage or mobile services.

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