Want a haircut? You won’t get one without an Aadhaar Card during Unlock 1.0

IANS

  • All the customers visiting a beauty parlour or a salon are required to submit their name, address, mobile phone numbers and Aadhaar to help contact tracing for COVID-19.
  • Moreover, salons are requested not to use air conditioners.
  • Also, the owners and workers of the salons, beauty parlours and spas are asked to avoid touching their nose, mouth and eyes often.
For Indians who have been desperately wanting a haircut, a trip to the salon would need them to carry not just their wallets but also their Aadhaar cards.

As per the latest standard operating procedures (SOP) issued for salons, beauty parlours and spas in Tamil Nadu, all the customers are required to submit their name, address, mobile phone numbers and Aadhaar to help contact tracing for COVID-19.

"The salons, beauty parlours and spas should maintain a register for noting down the name, address, mobile number and Aadhaar card details of the customers," the circular issued by Commissioner of Revenue Administration J Radhakrishnan to District Collectors said.

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Not this just, there a whole lot of other restrictions that people might have to follow when heading to a salon.

Here are the other conditions laid down for salons, beauty parlours and spas during Unlock 1.0:

  • With a view to maintain physical distancing and to avoid gathering of many customers simultaneously, the salons, beauty parlours and spas should adopt 'service by appointment'.
  • Of the total number of seats, only 50% of the seats should be occupied by the customers with due space between them. Only a minimum number of customers should be allowed to wait.
  • The blade used for one customer should not be used for another and the used blades should be removed safely. Removed hair, face pack used etc., should be removed safely.
  • Only disposable towels should be used. If the towels and hand bands are used again, they should be used for the second customer only after washing them.
  • Hair straightening machine, hair curling machine, spa stones and heater, slimming equipment, face and hair steamers, laser hair remover, hood face dryers and sanitizers should be cleaned with sanitiser before and after use.
  • Air conditioning facilities should not be used and all windows should be opened for ensuring good air circulation.
  • Chairs, handles, tables, handles of doors, mirrors and massage beds and chairs, the beds used for pedicure and facials/spa trolleys, water taps which are used often in salons, beauty parlours and spas should be sanitised five times a day with hypochlorite mixture or Lysol.
  • The salons, beauty parlours and spas should ensure availability of paper napkins for the workers to help them clean their hands and remove them safely.
  • The workers should clean their hands using sanitiser before and after completing their work. They should wear masks and gloves.
  • The owners and workers of the salons, beauty parlours and spas should avoid touching their nose, mouth and eyes often.
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