PUTRAJAYA: Spa, wellness and reflexology services, including those provided by blind masseurs, can resume operations from July 1, says Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.
He said the standard operating procedure (SOP), such as social distancing, checking temperature of clients, the use of face shields and registration via MySejahtera, applies for these outlets, their workers and patrons.
“For spa, wellness and reflexology centres, they can open, provided only their workers who are Malaysian citizens come back to work.
“Their workers must be screened for Covid-19 before they can come back to work, ” he said on Friday (June 26).
As for blind masseurs, the minister said they were also allowed to provide these services and must register with the local authorities before resuming business.
He said the government was aware that the income of some 3,000 blind masseurs had been greatly affected by the movement control order (MCO).
“Now that the infection curve of Covid-19 has flattened and the number of cases has gone down to single digits, we will allow them to operate, ” said Ismail Sabri.
He added that the special Cabinet committee had also given the green light for the tourism sub-sector involved in meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions, as well as travel and trade, to begin activities from July 1.
“Again, all SOPs, including capping the number of participants to 250 people must be strictly followed, ” he said.