Salons, barbershops in areas under GCQ may open on June 7

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  • Barbershops and salons in areas under general community quarantine (GCQ) have been allowed to resume operations starting June 7
  • However, operations will be limited to 30 percent in GCQ areas and 50 percent in areas under modified general community quarantine
  • There will be no need for accreditation but DTI will be conducting audits and non compliant salons and barbershops will be asked to close down

You can finally get a haircut.

The Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) has allowed the opening of barbershops and salons in areas under general community quarantine (GCQ) starting on June 7.

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Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Ramon Lopez said they decided to let these businesses open because of their preparations to apply minimum health protocols and allow workers to go back to work.

“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, as well as the need to start bringing back the jobs of the estimated 400,000 workers in the industry working in over 35,000 shops,” Lopez said.

However, the IATF only allowed barbershop and salon operations of up to 30 percent in areas under GCQ. “Only one of three seats will be allowed first,” Lopez explained.

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Meanwhile, 50 percent will be allowed in places under modified general community quarantine (MGCQ).

While there will be no need for accreditation, the DTI will be conducting operation audits. Salons and barbershops found to be non compliant of health protocols will be ordered closed until they have fulfilled the requirements.

Starting Monday, June 1, the National Capital Region, Davao City, Region II, Region III, Region IV-A, Pangasinan, and Albay will be under GCQ, while the rest of the country will be under MGCQ.

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