Ministry of Economics proposes to allow some beauty service providers to resume work from February 22

  • 2021-02-16
  • LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA - On Tuesday, the Ministry of Economics (MoE) submitted a proposal at the joint meeting of the government and the Crisis Management Council that would allow certain beauty care providers to work in person from next week, February 22.

On Tuesday, the MoE will inform about the concept of safe provision of beauty care services, which is based on the risk analysis conducted by the Health Inspectorate.

Against this background, the MoE encourages to allow the resumption of on-site work for those beauty care providers whose epidemiological safety has been assessed as low and medium-low risk as of 22 February.

Thus, from February 22, beauty care providers such as pedicures, manicures, saunas, salt rooms, swimming pools, solariums, hairdressers, massage (except facial massage), body care services, piercing and tattoo services, as well as eyelash extensions and eyebrow treatments, could resume work.

In turn, from March 8, beauty care providers in cosmetology and micropigmentation service providers could resume operations.

At the instigation of the MoE, on-site services in the beauty sector could be resumed if epidemiological safety requirements are met, including the service provider must be registered with the Health Inspectorate, customer service should be arranged only by prior appointment, the interval between services should be at least 20 minutes, a client can receive one service per day from the service provider, the client and the service provider must wear a face mask, and non-contact measurement of the client's temperature must be taken.

The service provider must also provide a minimum area of 25 square meters per client. In cases where the premises is less than 25 square meters, only one visitor can be in the treatment room. If it is not possible to keep a distance of two meters, the workplace must be equipped with a protective barriers between the service provider and the customer. All service providers must provide disinfectants.