Changes to barbers, hairstylists and beauty salons that will affect your next appointment


Other lockdown rules come into effect from today with major changes in places where it is mandatory to wear face masks.In July, the government made it mandatory to wear face masks in all stores, including supermarkets. But from today, the rules have been extended to other companies.

For those planning a trip to a hair or beauty salon, they will now need to wear a face mask when visiting. Those wishing to visit indoor shopping malls, museums and places of worship will also be affected.

Although face masks were not mandatory at these companies before, the government has advised the public to wear one, but as of today it becomes law.

The complete list of all places where it is now mandatory to wear a face mask:

  • inland transport hubs including airports, railway and tram stations and terminals, seaports and terminals, bus and coach stations and terminals
  • shops and supermarkets – places open to the public and offering wholly or mainly goods or services for retail sale or rental
  • banks, real estate companies and post offices, including credit unions, short-term loan providers, savings clubs, and money-service businesses.
  • premises providing professional, legal or financial services
  • museums, galleries, aquariums, indoor zoos or farms for visitors, or other indoor tourist, heritage or cultural sites
  • nails, beauty, hairdressers and barbers – except where necessary to remove for treatments
  • public spaces in hotels and hostels
  • public libraries and reading rooms
  • tattoo and piercing salons
  • indoor entertainment venues – such as game rooms, fairgrounds, adventure activities including laser questing, go-karting, escape rooms, and heritage sites
  • storage and distribution facilities


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