OYOGist.com has learned that as the Governor of Ogun State, Prince Dapo Abiodun relaxes the COVID-19 lockdown in the State from Monday to Friday, people in the beauty industry have been asked to remain at home.
In spite of the lockdown relaxation and gradual reopening of the economy, Governor Abiodun, in a statement said barber shops, beauty salons, which includes hairdressers and makeup artists, are not allowed to open. Others in this category are spas, gyms, event centres, arcades, bars, casinos, swimming pools and all public parks.
Governor Abiodun clarified that even if these establishments or shops are in residential estates, they will not be allowed to operate during this second phase of lockdown relaxation.
“Gyms, event centres, cinemas, arcades, bars, casinos, nightclubs, swimming pools, barber-shops, spas, beauty Salons, and all public parks, including those in private residential estates, will not be allowed to operate, even during this new phase of relaxation,” Abiodun said.
According to Abiodun, restaurants are not allowed to serve customers food in their premises. They are permitted to provide only take-away services and should also ensure that there are no more than 10-15 customers at a time with physical distancing.
“Guidelines for eat-in services are being finetuned, Abiodun maintained. The Governor added that the lockdown relaxation is not a full reopening of the economy as he encouraged as many that can continue to work or meet online and remotely from home to continue to do so.
He reechoed that gatherings with more than 20 persons are still forbidden, adding that churches and mosques remain closed.