Salons and barber shops may now operate under minimum health standards protocol, by virtue of Resolution No. 41 promulgated on May 29, 2020 by the Inter Agency Task Force (IATF) for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases.
However, operations shall be limited to basic hair cutting services, as provided for in Section 4(6)(c) of the Omnibus Guidelines.
 
In areas under General Community Quarantine (GCQ)
The industry can begin to reopen on June 7, 2020 at 30% operational capacity, which can gradually increase to 50%, provided that venue capacity allows for social distancing protocols, and that such businesses are compliant with the proper protocols prescribed by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).
The gradual increase shall be scheduled every two weeks from May 29, 2020, subject to regular assessment of the IATF.
In areas under Modified General Community Quarantine (MGCQ)
Establishments are allowed at 50% of operational capacity, and up to 100% after three weeks.
Resumption of operations shall be subject to proprietors’ compliance with the proper health protocols set by the DTI. Compliance shall be assessed through a post-audit mechanism led by the DTI, Department of Health (DOH), Local Government Unit (LGU) Health Offices and/or other deputized organizations.
By: Czar Fernandez

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