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Sorry, no scalp massages: Hairdresser rules under #level3lockdown

Itching to get your hair and nails done during lockdown? Well, now you can visit your stylist — but make sure to book an appointment and bring your mask.

Resource details:

Publication title: Directions: protocols for the personal care services

Author(s): Department of small business development

Publication date: 19 June 2020

What the directives are about:

The directives outline the conditions under which personal care businesses — both formal and informal — can reopen during South Africa’s lockdown level 3. Such businesses include grooming services such as hairdressers and barbers, spas offering nail and facial treatments and businesses offering services such as body massages, tattooing and piercing. The document explains which measures such businesses need to take to create an environment that mitigates the spread of COVID-19. 

Key take-aways from the directives:

You can find and download the directives here.

[Please note: Information on the new coronavirus is rapidly changing. Please refer to the department of small business development website for the latest information. Visit for updates on South Africa’s coronavirus response.]

Gopolang Makou was the impact and engagement officer at Bhekisisa.