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Ontario's Grey Zone Rules Are Set To Change So You Can Finally Get A Haircut Next Month

Nail salons and other personal services can also reopen.
Ontario Editor
Ontario's Grey Zone Rules Are Set To Change So You Can Finally Get A Haircut Next Month

Ontarians in the grey zone will finally be able to get their hair cut again, according to the government. 

In a press release, the Ontario government announced that personal care services will be allowed to reopen as of Monday, April 12, 2021, at 12:01 a.m.

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Barbershops, hair and nail salons, and body art establishments will be some of the few services that can open their doors. 

Under these new rules, salons will only be able to operate at 25% capacity and all customers must make an appointment first. 

However, services requiring the removal of a face mask are still prohibited, as well as steam rooms and saunas. 

The Ontario government states that the lieutenant governor still needs to sign off on the changes. 

What other rules will be put into place for salons and barbershops?

As mentioned, establishments will have to operate under 25% capacity or with five customers, so long as physical distancing is possible. Customers will have to keep their masks on the entire time and employees will have to wear all the proper personal protective equipment as well. 

Lineups outside will not be allowed unless customers are able to stand at least two metres apart while wearing a face covering. 

The potential changes come as another Ontario region moves back into lockdown. On Friday, the province announced they would hit the emergency brake for the City of Hamilton, moving them back into the grey zone as of Monday, March 29 at 12:01 a.m.

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