Beauty salons, barbershops can now re-open

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After being closed for over three months, beauty salons and barbershops can now re-open under the Government’s stage two of its six-stage plan to open back the economy.

This took effect from July 3 and will remain in effect until July 16. These businesses have to operate between the hours of 6:00 am to 5:00 pm each day.

Here is the list of businesses that can re-open during the curfew period:

  1. Essential Services
  • Subject to subparagraphs (2) and (3), all services shall remain closed except for the following essential services which may carry on operations for 24 hours each day-
  • hospitals, healthcare and medical services including pharmacies, drug stores and private veterinary services;
  • nursing homes, orphanages, shelters and other related care centres;
  • immigration;
  • the Judiciary;
  • the Parliament;
  • the Diplomatic Corps;
  • the Revenue Authority;
  • the Maritime Administration Department;
  • the National Emergency Operations Centre;
  • water supply services including the collection, storage, purification and distribution of water for public use;
  • the disciplined forces;
  • prison services;
  • solid waste management, sewerage and janitorial services including live-in domestic workers;
  • National Drainage and Irrigation Authority;
  • air traffic control;
  • Demerara Harbour Bridge and Berbice River Bridge;
  • medical schools;
  • hotels and accommodation;
  • electricity and energy services including the oil and gas sector and those who provide services to the oil and gas sector;
  • businesses that ensure global continuity of supply of mining and petroleum materials and products (e.g. metals and minerals such as bauxite, gold and diamonds);
  • mining and petroleum development operations, production and processing;
  • mineral and petroleum exploration and development;
  • mining and petroleum supply and services that support supply chains in the mining and petroleum industries;
  • businesses and operations that engage in the cutting, processing and preparation of trees into lumber and ensure continuity of supply of forestry products;
  • security services including private security;
  • telecommunications providers including internet, telephone and call centre operators, media houses, broadcasting and the Guyana National Printers Ltd.;
  • port operations limited to bulk marking operations and loading and offloading only, of marine vessels, petroleum vessels, ships, bulk and containerised vessels;
  • port service logistics and freight services, including transportation and delivery services to and from wharves, terminals and ports;
  • transportation of dry goods and beverages for wholesale delivery;
  • public sector construction;
  • construction services where their workers are engaged in the construction of healthcare facilities;
  • factories, manufacturers or distributors;
  • workers necessary to keep furnaces and kilns operating safely in manufacturing operations that are not listed as essential;
  • services of Attorneys-at-Law.

 

  • The following services may be open between 6:00 am to 5:00 pm each day-
  • banks and other financial institutions defined in the Financial Institutions Act, Cap. 85:03, remittance services, and their support services;
  • markets, supermarkets, fruit and vegetable stalls, bulk food stores and neighbourhood grocery shops;
  • food services and restaurants only for delivery, drive-thru and take away services;
  • gas stations;
  • postal and shipping services;
  • funeral homes;
  • beauty salons and barbershops;
  • operation, inspection, repair and maintenance of essential services including vehicles, vessels and aircraft and traffic signal maintenance;
  • automotive repair and maintenance facilities that provide direct support to essential businesses;
  • hardware, plumbing and electrical stores;
  • services necessary for the maintenance of residences including plumbing, electrical and extermination services.
  • Any service not listed in subparagraphs (1) and (2) shall close their operations unless their employees can work exclusively from home or their services can operate through delivery or curb-side pickup.

 

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