No green light yet for hair salons, barbershops to reopen

Haircut. — DayakDaily.com file pic. // Image by Renee Olmsted from Pixabay

By Karen Bong

KUCHING, May 21: Hair salons and barber shops are still not allowed to operate under the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) until guidelines and standard operating procedures (SOPs) have been determined.

Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob disclosed that the National Security Council (NSC) and Ministry of Health (MoH) are currently studying the SOP proposal submitted by the Malaysian Hairdressing Association.

“The NSC and MoH are still studying the SOP proposed by the association.

“This is because there are different categories of hairdressing salons like those in shopping complexes and the more affordable barber shops,” he told a press conference on the CMCO in Putrajaya today.


Ismail Sabri emphasised that NSC and MoH need to study, fine-tune and enhance the SOP for the hairdressing sector which is expected to face risks and difficulties in implementing the social distancing rule.

“However, we leave it to the NSC and MoH to study the SOP proposal by the association and when there is an outcome, I will announce as usual,” he gave assurance. — DayakDaily