Token system to disposable towels: Chandigarh admn issues SOP for barber shops

No customer allowed on first day, shop to be cleaned thoroughly

Token system to disposable towels: Chandigarh admn issues SOP for barber shops

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Tribune News Service

Chandigarh June 1

​To avoid and pre-empt the spread of the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Chandigarh administration has issued guidelines to be followed by all hair salons and barber-shops.

All hair salons and barber shops can be opened and these will be covered under “non-essential” category of services.


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No Hair Salon / Barber-shop inside Notified Containment Zone/Buffer Zone for COVID-19 shall be allowed to operate.

On first day of opening no customer will be allowed, first day it will be cleaned thoroughly, preferably washed with soapy water or disinfectant.

First day will be used to give basic training to all staff members.

On-call prior appointment or token system to be adopted to reduce overcrowding and staggering of clients. The timing should be given in such way that enough time is available for sanitisation of chair.

The seating of service area and waiting space shall be arranged in such way that minimum space of at least 1 metre remains between two seats. In small booth type of setting this can be ensured by allowing 1-2 clients only at a time.

Thermal temperature measuring equipment will be compulsory at entry. Temperature will be measured of all visitors /workers.

Hand sanitisers will be available at entry for clients and staff.

Separate disposable towel or paper sheet shall be used for each client without any fail. In case towels are to be reused separate towel to be used for each customer and used towel shall be disinfected by 0.1% sodium hypochlorite solution.

All equipment shall be sanitised after each use on client using 0.5% solutions of Sodium Hypochlorite. It is better to keep multiple sets so as to use other while one set is getting disinfected.

Floor, common areas and frequently touching surfaces and objects must be disinfected with 1% sodium hypochlorite solution at least 3-4 time a day.

Carpets and rugs are not allowed. Floor must be cleaned regularly and frequently throughout the Service delivery timings.

Remotes of TV etc shall also be handled by only assigned person and should be disinfected regularly.

The waste generated in these premises will be kept in three separate bins or bags: green-- all bio-degradable like cut hairs/cotton/used paper sheet / paper-cups etc; blue-all non bio-degradable (except metal) like plastic sheets /polythene etc and yellow -- all sharp and hazardous waste like blades/disposable razors etc.

This segregated waste shall be handed over to the team deployed by Municipal Corporation, Chandigarh. This waste will be disposed-of/processed as per guidelines by MC, Chandigarh.

Arogaya Setu application will be downloaded by all workers and clients.

No member of management, staff or client shall be allowed if he /she is having any symptom of COVID-19 like high temperature, fever, cough, cold, throat pain, difficulty in breathing etc.

No member of management /staff/client shall be allowed to remain without mask/face cover in side premises.

All staff members to wear head cover, face mask, gloves and apron at all time compulsorily.

Guidelines for customers:

No person having any symptom of COVID 19 like high temperature, fever, cough, cold, throat pain, difficulty in breathing shall visit these facilities. 

No person who is COVID-19 positive or under Home Quarantine /Institutional Quarantine/ Isolation shall use these facilities.

Prefer digital mode (internet banking /BHIM/Paytm etc.) of payment for paying bills.

Use Face Mask while using services.

Wash your hands, cloths and take a bath after availing service to avoid further spread of infection.

Don’t keep your wallet /mobile phone etc. on any surface /slab in shop.

Prefer minimum visit only when it is utmost necessary.

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