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Hair salons to reopen but gathering restrictions remain

09 March 2022

By The SUN


Barber shops and hairdressers are being reopened from tomorrow due to public demand

In response to people’s demands, the government has allowed hair salons and barber shops to reopen while mandating the continued implementation of the social distancing measures until Apr. 20.

A statement issued by the government on Tuesday said, "In view of citizens' actual demand for relevant services..barber shops or hair salons will be allowed to reopen, with the full implementation of the vaccine pass requirement."

This means, anyone who enters these shops must have received at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine, and customers must use the LeaveHomeSafe app.


As before, all staff members and customers must wear a mask at all times.

The other anti-gathering restrictions which will remain enforced during the next 14-day cycle, or from Mar 10 to 23, were gazetted yesterday, in accordance with the Prevention and Control of Disease Ordinance.

However, Chief Executive Carrie Lam had indicated previously that due to the surge in coronavirus cases in the city, all social distancing regulations would continue to remain in effect until Apr 20.

These include allowing no more than two persons to gather together in a public place, prohibiting multi-household gatherings in private premises, cessation of mass events and mask wearing in public, including in all public transportation.


Most leisure and entertainment places churches will remain closed, while dine-in at all catering establishments after 6pm remains prohibited. But the businesses may remain open for takeaway and food delivery services.

Other restrictions on restaurants such as the prohibition on live performances, dancing, karaoke or mahjong will continue.

Customers who dine in may only take off masks while eating or drinking, and must scan the venue code of the restaurants using the LeaveHomeSafe app on their phones before entering the premises.


Other venues that may open are event premises that cater to wedding ceremonies subject to a headcount limit, and religious premises used for funerals or weddings, again subject to a stipulated number of people.

The vaccine pass, which took effect on Feb 24, will continue to be implemented in clubhouses, hotels or guesthouses, shopping malls, department stores, supermarkets and markets, but subject to “passive checking” for compliance.

Under Cap 599I, any person who does not wear a mask in public transportation may be asked to leave, required to put on a mask, or disembark. In addition, the offender may be charged and ordered to pay a fine of up to $10,000.


Other mask-wearing violations will incur a fixed penalty of $5,000.

For prohibited group gatherings, participants will be issued a fixed penalty of $5,000 each. Organizers may be charged and ordered to pay a maximum fine of $25,000 and imprisonment for up to six months.

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