Salons and barbershops can reopen in areas under general community quarantine (GCQ) starting June 7, Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez said Saturday (May 30).
Lopez, however, said salons and barbershops can only operate at 30 percent capacity. Meanwhile, similar establishments in areas under modified GCQ (MGCQ) can operate at 50 percent capacity.
Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said salons and barbershops in GCQ areas will be allowed to increase their operations to 50 percent two weeks from June 1, while those in MGCQ areas can operate at full capacity after three weeks.
Roque, however, said salons and barbershops will be limited to offering haircuts.
“Limitado po ang mga barbero at mga salon sa paggugupit. Wala pa ring facial, wala pa ring sa kuko, wala pa ring pagtanggal ng mga…eyebrows. Hanggang gupit lang tayo,” he said in a televised press briefing.
Lopez said salons and barbershops will be checked for compliance to minimum health protocol standards before they are allowed to reopen.
Metro Manila and a number of other areas in the country will be under a more relaxed GCQ status starting June 1.
Aside from Metro Manila, other areas which will transition to GCQ from June 1 to June 15 are Cagayan Valley, Central Luzon, Calabarzon, Central Visayas, Pangasinan, Davao City and Zamboanga City.