Dubai Economy said it has re-activities of massage services and spa in shopping centers, hotel facilities, women's salons and barbershops outside the shopping centers.
According to a circular issued by the Dubai Economy, the protocol for opening activities excludes rooms, saunas, ice rooms, inhalation rooms, jacuzzis, hot showers, Moroccan and Turkish baths.
Dubai Economy reported that the procedures to be followed in the massage centers include the necessity of providing an isolation room in the facility and setting procedures to deal with suspected or confirmed cases of (Covid 19) virus, in addition to sterilization procedures according to the guidelines of Dubai Municipality and the Dubai Health Authority.
The protocol includes the necessity to adopt a schedule for sterilization to ensure the continuity of sterilization in the facility and avoid the use of any harmful chemicals that may harm the health of individuals who suffer from respiratory diseases, etc. Hourly, such as escalators, elevators, rails, meters, light switches, and restrooms including door handles, meters, handrails, armrests, electronics, bathtubs, and associated facilities.
The entire facility should be cleaned and sterilized after working hours, and the treatment room and massage equipment such as the massage stone and others should be cleaned and sterilized after each use and between clients' appointments. It also includes cleaning and sterilizing the head-placement area after each client. And change which face cap is used after each client (such as cotton). Also, frequently shared items that are difficult to clean or not related to achieving the required service result, such as entertainment items such as magazines, unified water dispensers, or placement, should be removed.
Product samples or reusable hand towels, etc.
Controls also include:
• Changing blankets, pillows and other necessities between each appointment, washing and sterilizing them according to the health and safety procedures of Dubai Municipality
• The resort management should appoint a cleaning official with a specialized team to supervise the daily cleaning and sterilization and train them in the best practices and requirements for the preventive action according to the measures of Dubai Municipality.
The measures also include placing special containers at the entrances to the main facility and open areas to dispose of medical supplies such as masks, gloves, etc. and remove them frequently every two hours or more, and encourage visitors to sterilize their shoes when entering the facility, and hand sanitizers must be provided in the facility and open areas.