COVID-19 is a concern to us all, and here at The Body Barber it's being taken very seriously for not only for the health and safety of my clients, but also myself and those around me.
As bookings are by appointment only and are a one-on-one basis I have been told that YES, under new measures @ 23 March 2020 I am still able to be open as a business.
Under the new crackdowns, beauticians, waxing and tanning studios, massage therapist are also now closed. Hairdressers and Barbers will remain open but observe the 4msq distancing between chairs. As such, I am still open but in a limited capacity to that of just cutting, clipping or buzz shaves under the barber component of The Body Barber.
Under the new measures, cafes and restaurants will be able to operate, but only to offer takeaway and delivery services.
Hotels will be allowed to continue operations in an accommodation capacity.
I can not stress enough that it is extremely important that EVERYONE is aware of factual information. Being misled by various social and media platforms and the conflicting information out there is sensationalised to the point that people are almost at mob mentality and disrespecting those most vulnerable, who are already doing it hard.
Further more, I would like to re-iterate and stress to all my clients, that the standard of hygiene has always been paramount in the care I provide to minimise the risk of transmission of anything communicable as set out by the Dept. of health.
On this point PLEASE, anyone that has recently returned from overseas as of 15th March, 2020, that you respect the governments's policy to self-isolate for 14 days. Please let me know immediately to cancel or reschedule your bookings, should you be self isolating or have come in to contact with anyone that has been confirmed with COVID-19 or being tested for it ... don't worry, cancellation fees will definitely be waived.
If you are experiencing any symptoms such as sore throat, swollen glands, coughing, a fever or shortness of breath please stay home or seek medical advice.
On a more personal note, I know a lot of you will be home because of the new measures taking place, but using hookup sites, such as 'Grindr' and the like, may not be a wise choice considering the brief, random and at times anonymous nature of these hookups. Guys, putting yourself and others at risk as a result of thinking with the brain between your legs rather than the one on your shoulders, isn't exactly social distancing.
Where should Australians draw the line?
"Common sense," Mr Morrison said, with consideration of the threat of the virus to the community at large.
"It is not just about each of us individually but the person standing next to us, the person who lives across the road, the elderly resident in the same apartment building as you."
I encourage you all to visit the Australian Department of Health's website for which a link is provided below as well as one for those with concerns regarding COVID-19, for those with HIV as well as an interactive COVID-19 self assessment.
Click on the images to go to site, take care, and stay safe, cheers, Zaque.
COVID-19 Health alert :
COVID-19 What people living with HIV ought to know :
For the Australian living with HIV link here
Interactive self assessment :
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Things are Thick and Heavy
Appointment availability at the moment is roughly a 1.5 week wait.
Don't think I'm sitting around waiting for your booking request.
Please have patience as bookings are quite heavy at the moment with a 2 or 3 week wait e.g. should a Saturday be your preference.
Always plan and book in advance and preferably when you leave, book your next.
With all things COVID there's a lot of movement with cancellations and a long wait list.
Just giving you all a 'heads up'