Help get the beauty industry on Level 3 in SA

Help get the beauty industry on Level 3 in SA

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Roxanne Olivier started this petition to ANC Goverment and

Beauty salons, hairdressers, nail techs and massage therapists should be allowed to work under restrictions.

 Although I can definitely see the risk in social distancing, I can assure you that the sanitation level of salons are much higher than for eg a retail shop, public transport etc. We should absolutely be allowed to commence working, although it should be with restrictions.

One client at a time, taking time in between clients to disinfect
New gown and towels for every client
Stylist and client wearing masks
Sanitize client hands upon entry
Take temperature as screening before entry

There are countries overseas that have successfully been able to do this. Australian salons have remained open. In the US the state of Georgia opened up salons with restrictions on Friday 24 April.
Working together with strict guidelines from our Bargaining council it can be done.

There are levels higher than the beauty industry that poses the same risk, if not more. For eg a Physiotherapist is is just as close proximity as a beauty therapist. When you go to a retail shop you are around far more people and possible contamination than in a controlled, sterilised environment. When you take public transportation you are in closer proximity. In a salon that is disinfected after each client and takes all the necessary precautions your risk will be lower.

We are a massive industry that contributes to the economy in paying taxes, employing operators and cleaners, and purchasing our stock from importers. The impact on the industry and economy goes much further than a haircut. In the current level it is devastating and thousands of jobs will be lost and doors closed. I hear and fear individuals already making plans to work underground, and I believe that is far more dangerous. Control our industry and environment- it will be far safer.
Please reconsider our level, I believe that we should be able to operate on level 3.

Please sign this petition to help us get to level 1 so that thousands of people will not loose jobs and go hungry.

If we do not get back to work on level 3 most salons will close down.

Thank you for your time and your signature.

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