Albertans will be capable to go to hair salons and tattoo parlours at present because the province relaxes just a few of its COVID-19 restrictions.
Beginning at present, private and wellness companies, together with hair salons and tattoo parlours, can open by appointment solely.
Out of doors social gatherings, which have been beforehand banned, might be allowed in teams of as much as 10 folks.
And the restrict on the quantity of people that can attend funerals is rising to twenty, though receptions are nonetheless prohibited.
Providers Open From January 18th:
Private and wellness companies, together with hair salons and tattoo parlours, can open by appointment from Jan 18th. Appointments ought to be restricted to one-on-one companies. Stroll-in companies aren’t permitted. Companies should comply with all present public well being steering.
- Private companies embody:
- esthetics, manicure, pedicure, physique waxing, make-up
- physique, nostril and ear piercing, and tattoos
- synthetic tanning and spray tanning
- facial, eyebrow and eyelash remedies
- beauty pores and skin and physique remedies
- laser hair and tattoo removing
- hairstyling and barbering
- Wellness companies embody:
- floatation tanks
- colonic irrigation
Well being Minister Tyler Shandro mentioned final week that Alberta can’t completely ease up, however that it will possibly make small changes to offer Albertans with some restricted actions.
Alberta’s chief medical well being officer, Dr. Deena Hinshaw, mentioned that easing guidelines now will act as a take a look at case, and that COVID-19 case numbers should be decrease earlier than every other restrictions are loosened.
Since early December when COVID-19 infections spiked to nicely over 1,000 a day, out of doors gatherings have been banned and eating places and bars have been restricted to supply and takeout. Casinos, gyms, recreation centres, libraries and theatres have been closed. Retail shops and church buildings have been allowed to open however at 15 per cent capability.
Alberta reported 750 new COVID-19 instances Sunday and 19 extra deaths.
Hinshaw mentioned officers seemed on the province’s COVID-19 information together with analysis from different components of the world, and she or he mentioned funerals, out of doors gatherings and private service companies present a decrease stage of threat for transmission.
Shandro mentioned final week that hospitalizations and case numbers stay excessive and pose a risk to the province’s well being system capability.
This report by The Canadian Press was first printed Jan. 18, 2021.
The Canadian Press