13 May 2020
Level 2 Update
Ministry of Health
As a precautionary measure for the initial phase of Alert Level 2, while we ensure the risk of exposure to COVID-19 continues to be very low, for people whose work cannot avoid close contact with clients (under 1 metre) for prolonged periods of time (longer than 15 minutes), with multiple clients being seen over the course of the day (eg, hairdressers and beauticians) a face mask or face shield can be worn as an additional measure to adhering with basic hygiene measures. No other PPE is required, other than items the worker may usually wear for protection from standard occupational risks.
This advice is likely to change as we move through Alert Level 2.
Workplaces and Businesses
At Alert Level 2 businesses can operate if they’re able to do so safely.
At Alert Level 2 businesses can have customers on their premises if they can meet public health requirements. This means businesses should:
- Have good contact registers, or contact tracing records, in place to record everyone who you interact with on your premises
- Maintain physical distancing of 1 metre between groups of customers, or 2 metres if not possible to keep contact tracing records
- Not have groups larger than 10 people
- Maintain a 2 hour time limit for customers to be on your premises.
28 April 2020
Emma Fraser, NZARBP Committee Member spoke LIVE today with the Governments Epidemic Response Committee.
Join Emma at the 47 minute mark of this session.
16 April 2020
The following is extract has been taken directly from the recently updated COVID-19 website:
Most, but not all businesses can start to open under Alert Level 3
Businesses cannot offer services which involve face-to-face contact or sustained close contact (e.g. hairdressing, massage, house cleaning, or door-to-door salespeople). This includes the Professional Beauty Industry.
When will businesses that involve close personal contact be allowed open?
Right now, the risk of transmission from people providing services that require close personal contact (e.g. hairdressers, manicurists, beauticians, domestic cleaners, personal trainers, gymnasiums) is too great. These businesses can resume under Alert Level 2, with appropriate health measures in place.
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