As recommendation from the federal government and well being officers surrounding COVID-19 adjustments every day, Tuesday night time’s announcement from Prime Minister Scott Morrison detailing the brand new restrictions and closures throughout the non-essential providers sector clarified the inevitable — facials, manicures and pedicures are out and your possibilities of making common hair appointments are numbered.
Coronavirus stay updates: Weddings, funerals, birthday parties shut down as Morrison reveals new restrictions
As of midnight (Wednesday, March 25) all magnificence therapies, together with salons specialising in pores and skin therapies, tanning and waxing, nail bars, tattoo parlours and therapeutic massage providers closed their doorways.
Hairdressers and barbers have been allowed to stay open underneath the brand new measures.
However strict restrictions apply.
All salons are required to implement bodily distancing restrictions that can see one particular person per four-square-metres contained in the salon.
“The 4-square-metre rule per particular person should be strictly noticed inside the premises and that non-public contact in the course of the patron’s go to needs to be minimised wherever attainable,” provides Morrison.
Nevertheless the 30-minute cap on appointments acquired harsh criticism inside the trade and because of this the Prime Minister overturned the choice introduced on Tuesday. Throughout a Nationwide Cupboard assembly on Wednesday night time, premiers and chief ministers lifted the restriction to permit for longer appointments.
Regardless of calls from some hairdressers for the shutdown restrictions to apply to salons, to make sure their security and the protection of their shoppers, the change to the time restrict will permit the companies that select to remain open an opportunity to make cash.
“You’ll be able to’t get something achieved in 30 minutes… It is a no-win state of affairs,” Paul, a Sydney-based stylist who selected to stop buying and selling forward of the stage two restrictions for well being and security causes, told 9Honey Style.
“If you cannot get your eyebrows or nails achieved, how’s getting your hair achieved any completely different? You are still in such shut proximity with individuals, and also you’re spending all of your time with them. Even when you’re not contaminated by it, you’ll be able to nonetheless go it on.”
The general recommendation for Australians is to remain put. Nevertheless if it is completely needed so that you can attend an appointment it is really useful you name forward of time to test to see what they’re doing to assist minimise the dangers which are related to this type of contact.
“In case you are feeling properly and completely have to see the hairdresser, wash your hair earlier than you go, completely wash your fingers earlier than and after attending, put on a masks, and guarantee your hairdresser is wiping down bench tops and defending themselves from an infection,” advises Dr Brad McKay.
Whereas the brand new restrictions will put an finish to most magnificence providers for the foreseeable future, it is a needed transfer to assist cut back the unfold of the coronavirus.
Chief Medical Officer Brendan Murphy, who spoke alongside Morrison on the press convention on Tuesday, admits the rise in cases in Australia is worrying.
“We’re very nervous in regards to the charge of rise… it’s a very, very steep progress and it’s totally regarding,” he stated.
Coronavirus: what you should know
How is coronavirus transmitted?
The human coronavirus is simply unfold from somebody contaminated with COVID-19 to a different. This happens via shut contact with an contaminated particular person via contaminated droplets unfold by coughing or sneezing, or by contact with contaminated fingers or surfaces.
What are the signs of somebody contaminated with coronavirus?
Coronavirus sufferers could expertise flu like signs resembling a fever, cough, runny nostril, or shortness of breath. In additional extreme circumstances, an infection could cause pneumonia with extreme acute respiratory misery.
How can I defend myself and my household?
The World Well being Organisation and NSW Well being each advocate primary hygiene practices as the easiest way to guard your self from coronavirus.
Good hygiene contains:
- Clear your fingers completely for a minimum of 20 seconds with cleaning soap and water, or an alcohol-based hand sanitiser;
- Cowl your nostril and mouth when coughing and sneezing with tissue or your elbow;
- Keep away from shut contact with anybody with chilly or flu-like signs;
- Apply protected meals practices; and
- Keep dwelling in case you are sick.