Dlamini-Zuma: Talks with hairdressers on safety measures under way


Johannesburg – Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma on Thursday said the country could move to what she called an “enhanced” level 3.

Under this level, many more industries – possibly hair salons, nail bars and other beauty and wellness businesses – could reopen.

On Thursday, the minister gave an overview of what citizens can expect from Monday when the regulations for level 3 of the lockdown kick in.

She said discussions were underway with hairdressers, among other industries, to see what safety measures could be put in place once they re-open.

The minister also added that this would be hard to maneuver given how the industry functions.

“Because there, there is no social distancing. We are looking at what other measures that need to be taken to mitigate the fact that if you’re cutting somebody’s else’s hair or doing someone’s nails, you can’t be 1.5 metres away from them,” Dlamini-Zuma said.

Dlamini-Zuma added that enhanced level 3 would also entail drafting more regulations.


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