Face Masks No Longer Mandatory In NSW Beauty Salons

The latest on COVID-19 restrictions.

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian announced that face masks will no longer be mandatory for hair and beauty salons in Greater Sydney from Friday, Feb 12, 12:01 am.

This announcement comes after NSW has gone consecutive 24 days without any detected local transmission of COVID-19.

Greater Sydney businesses currently subjected to the four square metre rule will now be allowed one person every two square metres as of Friday as well – with the exception of gyms.

However, Berejiklian still encourages the use of face masks in settings where social distancing cannot be observed.

Tighter restrictions were re-introduced after the Palm Beach cluster spread throughout Greater Sydney in late December 2020. Berejiklian mandated masks to limit the spread of infections.

NSW was one of several states who experienced a COVID-19 outbreak this year, with Queensland and Western Australian premiers both forcing city wide lockdowns. This closed spas and clinics for several days and only permitted essential activities.

Due to the close proximity between client and therapist during treatments, it would be advisable to continue face mask use. However, this news comes as a welcome sign that NSW is returning to COVID normal, once again.

Are you happy about restrictions easing or will you continue to encourage face mask be worn in your business? Let us know in the comments below.


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