As the NSW COVID-19 cluster grows, new restrictions have come into place for residents of Greater Sydney – including wearing a mask to all hair and beauty appointments.
As you likely know, due to the growing COVID-19 outbreak in New South Wales, residents of Greater Sydney are now mandated to wear face masks when in certain public spaces. Premier Gladys Berejiklian announced the change as of January 2, 2021.
At first this only included while shopping, using public transport and attending places of worship.
But now, it goes for visiting hair and beauty premises, too.
Compliance started from Monday January 4, 2021 with $200 on the spot fines for those who don’t adhere to the rules.
NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard added that residents should also wear a face mask when in other places and scenarios, saying “I want to emphasise that masks should also be worn in other areas that were not mentioned yesterday including bank branches, post offices, hairdressing salons, beauty salons, tanning salons, waxing salons, spas, tattoo parlours, betting agencies and gaming lounges, make sure you wear a mask,” he told reporters.
You may have noticed your therapist wearing a mask since salons reopened, but now to protect ourselves and others from a wider COVID-19 breakout all residents of Greater Sydney are required to, as well.
Although the NSW Government website doesn’t outline which specific salons or treatments are included, it’s safe to say it’s ALL of them: hair, facials, laser, injectables, eyebrows, tanning, teeth whitening, manicures, fat freezing – the list goes on.
Although the NSW Government site also doesn’t stipulate the rules around wearing your mask once you’re inside the treatment room, it’s probably best to keep it on during your treatment, unless you’re having a facial.
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