Group visits to spa, wellness and beauty centres prohibited

Various tourism industry players will be able to apply for a special aid programme courtesy of Motac. File Photo

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By Ling Hui

KUCHING, Jan 6: Group visits to spa, wellness and beauty centres that could cause overcrowding are not allowed.

Ministry of Public Health, Local Government and Housing, in the latest standard operating procedure (SOP) updated today, said body, foot, shoulder, head massages, reflexology, pedicure and manicure for individuals are the only activities permitted in these centres.

Customers are required to visit these business premises according to their appointment times.

For therapists, it is compulsory for them to use face masks and face shields during all therapy and treatment sessions.

Premise owners must provide all their staff members with face masks, face shields, gloves, and hand sanitisers.

Customers, on the other hand, will have to leave the premises immediately after the end of each therapy and treatment session.

On housekeeping, used fabrics, towels, bedsheets and pillow cases must be kept inside a proper case before being sent for laundry or washing.

Lockers are to be sanitised and labeled with the ‘sanitised’ tag for the convenience of customers while changing rooms, therapy and treatment rooms must be cleaned and sanitised after every customer.

The floor plan suggested by the ministry for all spa, wellness and reflexology centres is provided in the image below.

Spa, wellness and reflexology centre floor plan.

Meanwhile, operating hour limits of allowed economic activities have been lifted following Sarawak’s transition into Phase 4 of the National Recovery Plan (NRP) since Jan 4. — Dayakdaily