The federal and state governments have agreed on another lockdown in the fight against COVID-19. Many businesses will have to close on November 2nd. Do hairdressers also count?
- On Wednesday the federal and state governments met massive restrictions of public life agreed to the rapidly growing numbers of infections with the Corona-Virus* to stop.
- Many businesses such as restaurants, cinemas or fitness studios have to close from November 2nd until the end of the month.
- Hairdressers remain open – under strict conditions.
Update from October 29th: On Wednesday, the federal and state governments met at one „Lockdown light“ agreed in the fight against the corona pandemic. In order to cope with the increasing number of infections, many companies are to be closed from next Monday to the end of November. These include bars and restaurants as well as tattoo and fitness studios, Cosmetic studios, massage practices and cinemas. The good news: Hairdressers are not affected by the closings, they can remain open. However, only under the existing hygiene requirements, as they have been in place since May 4th.
Mask requirement and minimum distance at the hairdresser
Article of September 18: The mandatory measures include wearing a Mouth and nose protection* for hairdressers and customers, it says in the Occupational safety standard the responsible professional association for health care and welfare.
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For the time being, eyelashes, shaving or beard care are not allowed
Accordingly, services are like For the time being, eyelashes, shaving or beard care are not allowed. Furthermore, a sufficient distance between the People* be ensured – for example by limiting the number of jobs. After a temporary closure* because of the Corona-Pandemie* Hairdressing salons are allowed to reopen since May 4th.
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Washing the hair of each client is mandatory
The central association of the German hairdressing trade is convinced of the effect of the new standard: “We are sure that the new safe hairdressing services in the pandemic* guaranteed, “said Jörg Müller, General Manager of the association. For example, by making it mandatory for every customer to wash their hair, possible viruses should be killed there.
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Hygiene requirements at the hairdresser’s should be checked
That customers want their Leave contact details at the hairdressing salons is just as important for safety, according to Müller. In this way, chains of infection could be traced. “Customers can only be served if they agree to the documentation,” says the occupational safety standard. According to Müller, regulatory authorities and the employers’ liability insurance association should then check whether the standard will be complied with from May.
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