Some of us are hesitant to go to public services such as Massage and Spa centers due to the on going Coronavirus ( COVID-19). Many of us are curious of how these centers and workers set their precautionary measures, to ensure everyone’s safety.
Dubai Municipality, Emergency, Crisis and Disaster Management have set protocols for Massage and Spa center to comply, and regular inspections have been conducted to ensure the compliance.
Spa and Massage centers are authorized to operate all their services, provided that they adhere with the precautionary guidelines.
WORKERS WEAR PROPER PPEs
Staffs are encouraged to wear mask and gloves all the times, given that must maintain proper hygiene and hand washing regimes whenever they can. Gloves are also changed between each client given the services to.
PROPER WORPLACE DISINFECTION
They constantly disinfect the workplace or service area with the usage of appropriate product. Considering it wont compromise the health and individuals with respiratory illness or any medical condition
PROPER EQUIPMENT DISINFECTION
Equipment such as stones, wheel roller massage stick, face cradle, are cleaned and disinfected. Items that are frequently shared, item that are not necessary and not easily be treated by cleaning solutions are being removed. Such as magazines, and reusable materials. They also change blankets, pillow, bedsheets after every client.
FACILITY ASSIGNS A HYGIENE IN CHARGE
This is to supervise the daily and continuous cleaning protocols and they are trained abiding the DM requirements.
THEY MAINTAIN SOCIAL DISTANCING
A 2M distance is maintained by floor markings and signages, as well as in queuing at the reception or in waiting area.
MANUAL WATER DISPENSERS ARE NOT ALLOWED
To avoid contamination, it is advised to use only sealed water bottles or machine dispensers only. As manual water dispensers are prone to contamination (as the tips can be contaminated by refilling the bottles)
SERVICE PROVIDERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO BE COVID-19 VACINNATED
The facilities encourage staff for vaccination. As immunity is the primary way to fight against the infectious disease, and avoid the potential spread of the disease from staff to clients and vise versa.
Some facilities has been reported not abiding the protocols, thus DM have charged the corresponding penalties. DM hotlines are also available for any noncompliance observed. This is to ensure that service providers are disciplined enough to execute the precautionary measures.
This also shows that majority of the facilities in Dubai are following the protocols, and that it is still safe to have your routine visit to Massage and Spa centers of of your choice.
These precautionary measures are not only limited to be executed by the service providers only, the clients/ the public is highly encouraged to be cautious and practice for the benefit of everyone’s safety.