INSTRUCTIONS FOR SELECTED PUBLIC ACTIVITIES/WORK SETTINGS FOR THE PREVENTION AND CONTROL OF COVID- 19

The instruction notes are given for a range of public activities and work settings. Some sectors such as tourism, large shopping malls, event management, etc. would require reference to several instruction notes. The Instructions are subject to overall permission given by the Ministry of Health to resume functions (totally/selected). Each instruction note is issued by the Director General of Health Services, Ministry of Health and Indigenous Medical Services and are for the establishment/owner/ responsible authority to follow in prevention of transmission of COVID-19. New Lifestyle Sri Lanka Health Organaization List covid inforgraphy

Weddings in hotels/ reception halls

Under the present situation in response to COVID 19 the number of guests must be minimized to be able to maintain physical distancing Specific message/ lnstruction/s The Hotel management/ Management of the Reception Hall
  • should indicate to the client about the restriction on the number of guests. The number of participants should be 50% of the seating capacity of the hall up to a maximum of 100.
  • should request that it is the client's responsibility to inform their guests that they are excused from attending if feeling unwell.
  • Adequate physical distancing should be maintained between the different action areas in the event - poruwa, registration, tables and chairs, buffet areas
  • The number of guests permitted should be calculated by the management based on the space of the reception hall adhering to the one meter distancing. Seating and walking space should be considered.
  • Improve ventilation; ensure the normal operation of the AC with sufficient intake of fresh air from outside
  • Seating arrangement should adopt the one metre policy
  • Hand wash facilities should be provided before entering the premises
  • Hand sanitizer bottles can be kept in several places at the reception.
  • Food will be served by a dedicated staff at buffet. No self-servicing is allowed
  • At the time of making bookings for receptions an instruction sheet with the current rules should be provided to the client
  • Encourage all visitors to wear masks
  • Discourage having dancing floors as it is not possible to maintain safe distance with each other
  • Allow only the bride and the groom to enter the dancing floor.
  • A dancing group can be allowed under the restrictions with the maximum of 4 people and they should be advised to use of their personal makeups
  • Do not permit the consumption of liquor
  • Appoint a health and safety officer for each wedding and encourage him to liase with the clients during preparations for the event
  • Announce the COVID-19 preventive measures at the beginning and during the wedding reception
  • Clean & disinfect the hall soon after the function
  • You are required to fill the provided Assurance form, indicating compliance with the instructions given. The original of the Assurance form should be submitted to the area Medical Officer of Health. A copy of the same should be sent to the local government authority (municipal council/ urban council/ pradeshiya sabha) and another copy should be kept with you. The owner/ employer/ manager of the organization/ premises is responsible to ensure that the above guidelines are strictly adhered to.
For the client
  • it is the client's responsibility to verify the health status of guests prior to the date and confirm on their attendance
  • Shaking hands and hugs to be avoided
  • All arrangements should take note that adequate spacing should be provided for movement of people being able to keep one metre distance when they move about.
  • Guests are encouraged to wear their face masks
Method/s of instruction
  • The Government should announce that the wedding receptions have limitations on number of guests until further notice
  • all hotels to give instructions to clients at the time of making bookings
  • all hotels to display the new normalcy until further notice

Photographers/Videographers

This guideline is intended for professional photographers and videographers (who cover events, marketing campaigns and television videography) and those that pursue photography as a hobby Specific message/ lnstructions For photographers/videographers and crew
  • Be cautious to inquire from the client beforehand whether they or any of the party have fever or respiratory symptoms such as cough and sore throat.
  • Minimise the number present during the photos hoot to only those required
  • Do not engage in photography sessions in areas deemed to be high risk by local health authorities
  • Avoid conducting photography/videography sessions in highly crowded and public areas
  • When planning for the session, ensure availability of required supplies such as masks, disinfectants, etc. and plan for the minimum number of crew to be available as per requirement
  • Ensure that all equipment is disinfected thoroughly between clients and photoshoots
  • Ensure transport facilities for crew allows for physical distancing and is well ventilated (windows should be down, or A/C should not recycle air)
  • Ensure all employees that directly interact with clients wear masks and use hand sanitizers as required.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water at least for 20 seconds before starting and after completion of the session
  • Practice respiratory etiquette; cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or elbow when sneezing, safely dispose used tissues and masks into a closed bin
  • Avoid touching mouth, nose and eyes.
  • Always maintain minimum 1-meter physical distance from others. Minimise contact with clients during placement/positioning
  • Stay home if you have fever or respiratory symptoms
  • Avoid crowded group photographs, if essential, these must be taken with minimal participants, minimal physical contact and in the minimal time
  • Avoid contact with frequently touched surfaces and use non-touch techniques e.g. using elbow/ body to open doors
  • Take only the minimum necessary equipment, props and personal belongings with you. Avoid wearing jewellery, watches, sunglasses etc to photography session if possible
  • Wash hands thoroughly before eating on set. Avoid using glasses and cutlery unless certain it is washed properly. Refrain from sharing glasses and cutlery.
  • Do not provide make-up equipment to clients and encourage them to bring their own equipment
  • You are required to fill the provided Assurance form, indicating compliance with the instructions given. The original of the Assurance form should be submitted to the area Medical Officer of Health. A copy of the same should be sent to the local government authority (municipal council/ urban council/ pradeshiya sabha) and another copy should be kept with you. The owner/ employer is responsible to ensure that the above guidelines are strictly adhered to.
For clients/models/actors
  • Minimise the number present during the photoshoot to only those required
  • Avoid conducting photography/videography sessions in highly crowded and public areas
  • Avoid crowded group photographs, if essential, these must be taken with minimal participants, minimal physical contact and in the minimal time
  • Do not take group selfies ('groupfies')
  • Take only the minimum props and personal belongings with you. Avoid wearing interchangeable jewellery, watches, sunglasses etc to photography session if possible.
  • Make sure any props you use have been disinfected properly before using if they are not single use. Do not touch nose, mouth and eyes with reusable props, and wash your hands well before and after touching them.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water at least for 20 seconds before starting and after completion of the session
  • Practice respiratory etiquette; cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or elbow when sneezing, safely dispose used tissues and masks into a closed bin
  • Avoid touching mouth, nose and eyes.
  • Always maintain minimum 1-meter physical distance from others. Minimise contact during posing/positioning
  • Stay home if you have fever or respiratory symptoms
  • Avoid contact with frequently touched surfaces and use non-touch techniques e.g. using elbow/ body to open doors
  • Wash hands thoroughly before eating on set. Avoid using glasses and cutlery unless certain it is washed properly. Refrain from sharing glasses and cutlery.

Barber and Beauty Salons

Description - These offer haircuts, hair styles, dyeing of hair, some offer other services like facials, pedicures, foot massages etc. Under COVID related precautions only restricted functions are possible. Specific message/ lnstruction/s Organizer/ owner/employer-
  • Must declare assurance to the conditions stipulated before commencing operation. (as per the operational guidelines on preparedness and response for covid-19 outbreak for work settings: Barber and Beauty Salons)
  • May provide only cutting/trimming of hair, dyeing of hair, manicure, pedicure, relaxation/straightening of hair and waxing of arms and legs, and this list must be clearly displayed to customers. Shaving beards/moustaches is not recommended.
  • Both employees and the customer should wear a mask. In addition, the barber/dresser should wear goggles/eye shield when attending to customers.
  • There should be hand washing facilities close to the entrance for customers and employees.
  • Customers should be taken only by appointment and after inquiring if they are having any of following symptoms; fever, cough, runny-nose, sore throat or breathing difficulty.
  • All employees should receive an orientation before commencing services on COVID prevention (dos and don'ts),
  • Ensure that physical distancing of at least 1 meter is maintained between customers. Limit number of customers entering the barber shop/salon accordingly.
  • All linen (towels and capes) should be washed after each use and should never be used on another customer without washing.
  • All equipment and tools (including combs and hairbrushes), the worktop and chair should be disinfected after they are used on one customer, before using on another customer.
  • Avoid sharing equipment between barbers/dressers.
  • Regularly disinfect frequently touched surfaces such as door handles, counters, etc.
  • Remove unnecessary items such as magazines, newspapers, service menus and decor.
  • Keep the doors, windows open as much as possible to improve natural ventilation.
  • Operate the air conditioners (if any) at moderate speeds. Clean/ wash its filters once a week.
  • The following procedures are considered as very high risk of transmitting the infection;
    • Threading/ waxing of the faces
    • Facials, clean ups, face bleach
    • Beard Trim
    • Eyelash
    • extensions Make ups
  • These procedures should be conducted only at instances where it is deemed absolutely essential. In institutions where these procedures are carried out, the management should display the assurance form declaring that the salon will adhere to all the precautions to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID 19. An instruction sheet should be provided to all clients who seek these services, at the time of placing the appointment.
  • You are required to fill the provided Assurance form, indicating compliance with the instructions given. The original of the Assurance form should be submitted to the area Medical Officer of
Client
  • Should not go to the salon if not feeling well (fever, cough and cold)
  • Should call first and get an appointment
  • Should always wear a mask
  • Should follow instructions displayed

Public meetings (Outdoor and Indoor)

Under the present situation conduct of public meetings (outdoor and indoor) are strongly discouraged. Therefore, use of on line streaming via internet/social media and use of mass media is preferable in order to minimize the participants. In the event where it is considered essential to conduct a public meeting the following should be considered. Specific message/ lnstruction/s For the organizers
  • Keep the meeting as short as possible
  • Consider the density of attendees within a confined area. Therefore, only the number of people who can maintain lm distance should be allowed entry
  • It is preferable to have seating arrangements with clearly marked 1 m gap
  • Should ensure that all participants are wearing face masks appropriately
  • Inform the preventive measures at the beginning of the meeting and remind the same at regular intervals.
  • Arrange facilities for hand washing with soap and water for all participants or provide hand sanitizer at the entrance. All participants should be advised to clean their hands before entering the meeting premises and leaving after the meeting
  • If the meeting is conducted indoors keep the meeting venue well ventilated and keep all doors leading to the venue open whenever possible to avoid people touching the door handles
  • All participants should refrain from any physical contacts with others by shaking hands etc.
  • If food and beverages are served at the meeting it is essential that the persons handling/serving food, wash their hands which soap and water, adhering to the guidelines on proper hand washing before doing so. Avoid self service
  • If self-service arrangements are made make sure people don't gather around the service table and they don't gather for teatime catchups/chats
  • A closed bin should be provided for discarding used tissue, paper
  • Clean frequently touched surfaces and objects with detergent and water prior to the meeting and afterwards
  • You are required to fill the provided Assurance form, indicating compliance with the instructions given. The original of the Assurance form should be submitted to the area Medical Officer of Health. A copy of the same should be sent to the local government authority (municipal council/ urban council/ pradeshiya sabha) and another copy should be kept with you. The organizer is responsible to ensure that the above guidelines are strictly adhered to.
For the participants of the conference/seminar
  • Do not participate in the meeting if you have respiratory symptoms
  • Maintain 1-meter distance from each other throughout the meeting
  • A face mask should be worn properly
  • If facilities are available, wash your hands with soap and water or disinfect using hand sanitizers before entering and leaving the meeting premises
  • Avoid any physical contact with other participants
  • Do not touch, frequently touched surfaces unnecessarily e.g. door handles, railings etc.

Places of worship

Places of worship include temples, churches, mosques and kovils that are visited by devotees. Although Religious activities are considered mentally soothing, many customs associated with religious activities may be difficult to perform complying with physical distancing, hand hygiene and aseptic techniques that are required. Therefore, all types of religious gatherings are not permitted until further notice Specific message/ lnstruction/s All religious activities should conform to the general COVID 19 prevention guidelines Organizer/ owner/employer
  • No collective activities and gatherings at places of worship are allowed except for weddings (refer instruction notes on weddings). No special congregational prayers or religious physical gatherings (such as perahara, prayer services, meetings, communal Quran recitations, communal meals, etc) of any kind exceeding 5 individuals are to be held on the premises and even in private premises. Physical distancing of lm must be ensured even if the number of worshipers does not exceed 5.
  • Establish hand washing facilities at the entrance and limit entrance to one gate to facilitate flow of people.
  • In restricted areas, all places of worship must remain closed until further notice.
  • If any clergy/priest/mowlavi/nuns or any employee is unwell or has any symptoms of COVID 19, he/she should seek health advise, and must not interact with members of the public.
  • If necessary, control of the number of devotees entering the premises should be carried out with the help of the local police station
  • Regular congregational prayers are not to be carried out until further notice
  • All devotees should wear a mask inside the premises
  • Priests too should wear a mask during encounters with public
  • Encourage devotees to carry out their religious observances at home.
  • Where feasible, congregational prayers may be broadcast using online platforms for participation of devotees
  • Almsgiving should be offered at the temple by restricted members of the family, and a short prayer may be said with limited participation, maintaining physical distancing. Hand washing facilities should be available at the alms giving area too
  • Special religious activities such as chanting of pirith, bana, novenas, poojas to Hindu Gods should be refrained until permitted, as these lead to increased number of people gathering and sharing of food and items. Food should not be shared among devotees in or outside the premises and should refrain from distribution of holy water, sacred/ blessed food, porridge etc. Do not leave holy water/ holy meals outside the premises to be collected by devotees.
  • During the Holy Communion at the Church the priests are encouraged to distribute the consecrated Host to the communicant's hand instead of keeping it on the tongue. The priest should be wearing a face mask during the holy communion. Sharing of wine during communion should not be practised
  • It should be strongly advised that the temple, church, mosque or the kovil should not be made a meeting point for even small groups of people to meet.
  • The meetings of chief priests should be conducted adhering to social distancing precautions
  • You are required to fill the provided Assurance form, indicating compliance with the instructions given. The original of the Assurance form should be submitted to the area Medical Officer of Health. A copy of the same should be sent to the local government authority {municipal council/ council/ pradeshiya sabha) and another copy should be kept with you. The chief priest/ incumbent is responsible to ensure that the above guidelines are strictly adhered to.
Public
  • Carry out religious observances at home for your own safety
  • Congregational prayers can be followed on television or using the internet if available
  • Always wash your hands when you enter the almsgiving (dane) areas. Almsgiving should be offered in shortest time at the religious place by restricted number of family members, and a short prayer may be said with limited participation, maintaining physical distancing. If needed two persons can be allowed to offer 'Dane' and depending on the number of priests, for every additional five priests one more person is allowed
  • If you are entering a religious place always wear a Mask, maintain a one metre distance with all and do not touch face without washing hands
  • If you are taking any offering always take them in your own container and wash them thoroughly with soap and water once you return home.
  • At the Holy mass the communicant should receive the consecrated Host to their hands and should step aside and reverently consume the Host immediately. The communicant should refrain from touching any other surfaces during this process.
  • Spend the minimum time possible at the religious place. Do not loiter around the premises chatting to people
  • Use culturally and religiously sanctioned greetings that avoid physical contact such as placing your own hands together, waving, nodding, or placing hand over heart.
  • Pilgrimages and group visits to religious sites is strongly discouraged under the present circumstances. Instead, you are advised to visit your nearest place of worship with only your household members if needed, until further notice.

Visiting family and friends

As Sri Lankans, we have strong connections to family and friends. Social bonding with physical distancing is possible provided each party understands their own risks. Please weigh the risks and benefits and postpone any non-essential visits in this current situation. Specific message/ lnstruction/s
  • Do use methods such as phone calls, messages and videoconferencing to keep in touch with your family and friends. While doing so be cautious to maintain your personal privacy and take precautions to minimize personal cyber threats
  • Avoid any non-essential travel out of your home. Postpone visits to family and friends for the time being
  • Avoid visiting households with vulnerable groups such as pregnant women, elders (persons over 65 years), persons with chronic illnesses
  • Be cautious to inquire before visiting, and do not visit households where any member of the household is unwell or having any symptoms such as fever, cough, sore throat, etc.
  • Do not visit households that have been quarantined or having persons who have been asked to self-isolate during the period of quarantine/self-isolation, but if essential you may do so after the period of quarantine/self-isolation has been completed
  • Do not leave home if you are unwell or have symptoms such as fever, cough, sore throat, etc. Seek medical advice if required
  • If such a visit is deemed essential, the following should be followed
    • Minimise the duration of the visit
    • Maintain physical distancing of at least 1 meter
    • Observe respiratory etiquette and hand hygiene
    • Do not shake hands, hug, kiss or greet others with any form of physical contact
    • Do not touch frequently touched surfaces such as door handles
    • Avoid offering/accepting food/beverages. If offering a food/beverage, make sure the cutlery/glass is washed well with soap and water before and after
    • Ensure good ventilation by opening doors and windows. If possible, limit the time spent indoors and utilize outdoor spaces (gardens, porches)
    • Masks may be worn if physical distancing cannot be guaranteed, or if health status of other party is unknown

Groceries / Small boutiques

Specific message/ lnstruction/s Organizer/ owner/employer
  • The number of persons entering should be controlled.
  • A sign can be put up at entrance indicating the number taken in
  • Alternatively, the customers may be asked to wait outside the shop while the items on the shopping list are prepared and given
  • The staff should strengthen personal protection and wear masks; pay attention to hand hygiene, and cover mouth and nose with a tissue or elbow when sneezing
  • Clean and disinfect frequently contacted public supplies, surfaces (e.g. - door/fridge handles, display windows/counters) and facilities
  • Keep the doors/ windows/ fan lights open as much as possible to improve natural ventilation
  • Attempt to minimize handling of doors - leave doors open if non air conditioned
  • Pre-packaging will minimize time taken for each customer.
  • options for improvised online shopping I electronic shopping needs to be promoted. (Even for small shops catering for a small area can have their customers sending them their requirements over text message and for them to make ready so that the time spent at shop is limited.
  • You are required to fill the provided Assurance form, indicating compliance with the instructions given. The original of the Assurance form should be submitted to the area Medical Officer of Health. A copy of the same should be sent to the local government authority (municipal council/ urban council/ pradeshiya sabha) and another copy should be kept with you. The owner/ employer/ manager of the organization/ premises is responsible to ensure that the above guidelines are strictly adhered to.
User/ client I self
  • Clients should be encouraged to wear a mask
  • Instructed to maintain a physical distance of at least 1 meter from others, expected to practice respiratory etiquette
  • Plan you shopping in advance so that you can spend little as much time at the shop and if possible, send your list to the shop in advance for making ready. Avoid frequent shopping
  • Use of online shopping as much as possible and use of online fund transfers as much as possible.
  • Minimise handling of cash. Try to give exact amount where possible
  • Visit the shop nearest to your home, and avoid crowded shops where possible Method/s of instruction
  • Posters to be placed at the entrance to the shop - indicating limited entry, wearing of face mask and physical distancing
  • Implementation of such measures to be supervised and monitored by the Public Health Authorities

Restaurants

Description- Restaurants will have dining in and take away facilities. COVID precautions should be applicable to both. Specific message/ lnstruction/s Organizer/ owner/employer
  • Reserve anti-epidemic supplies such as masks, disinfectants, etc.
  • Train employees on COVID Prevention measures applicable to restaurants
  • Strengthen use of personal protection by employees including wearing masks; paying attention to hand hygiene; and covering mouth and nose with a tissue or elbow when sneezing.
  • Establish an employee health surveillance system and a process of getting appropriate medical advice to them.
  • Establish at the entrance, provision to wash hands (foot operated/ sensor operated sinks are preferred) /dispense hand sanitizer and encourage on wearing a mask. Temperature monitoring system too can be adopted
  • Strengthen ventilation; ensure the normal operation of the AC, increase the fresh air flow and turn off the return air of all air systems.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently contacted public supplies, surfaces (tabletops, door handles, menus, display counters, elevator buttons) and facilities
  • Attempt to minimize handling of doors - leave doors open if non air conditioned
  • Display the menu on a tv screen, display board or under the glass pad of the table
  • Make available hand sanitizer for guests, before and after checking the menu card
  • Keep the lobby, elevator entrance and checkout counter clean and tidy, and clear the rubbish in time.
  • Reinforce prohibition for smoking at restaurant always
  • It is forbidden to receive large-scale dining gatherings; adopt reservation to control the number of diners; reduce tables and chairs or arrange customers to eat every other table; actively promote separate meals (serving of individual dishes); restaurants should provide serving cutlery.
  • Strengthen the cleaning and disinfection of tableware (drinkware) and disinfect the reusable tableware (drinkware) after each serving.
  • For buffets, a dedicated staff member should be allocated to serve customers
  • Public toilets should be provided with sufficient liquid hand soap (or soap) and ensure the normal operation of water facilities such as faucets.
  • Operate the air conditioners (if any) at moderate speeds. Clean/ wash its filters once a week.
  • Keep the doors, windows open as much as possible to improve natural ventilation.
  • Give special incentives for online orders (for delivery/pick up) and for those who send their requirements in advance
  • Plan for the minimum number of staff to be present on roster
  • Separate counter for pick-ups may be arranged to minimize waiting time and interaction with other customers
  • Encourage cashless transactions where possible. Disinfect pen used for signing card slips between each customer
  • You are required to fill the provided Assurance form, indicating compliance with the instructions given. The original of the Assurance form should be submitted to the area Medical Officer of

Tailors and dressmakers

This guideline applies to tailors and dressmakers and their assistants working in small retail shops, and not those working in larger garment manufacturing organisations Specific message/ lnstruction/s Owner/employer
  • Staff should be trained on personal protection; maintaining physical distancing of at least 1 meter; correct way of wearing masks, pay attention to hand hygiene, and cover mouth and nose with a tissue or elbow when sneezing.
  • Separate areas should be demarcated for various functions. If possible, a dedicated employee should take orders and measurements at the front of the shop. The rest of the employees should perform dedicated functions as much as possible (engaged in block cutting, stitching, ironing etc) should have minimal interaction with the customers and should be seated separately in the rear part of the shop.
  • Do not allow employees to consume or drinks from shared utensils (plates/cups)
  • Workstations should be arranged at a distance of at least 1 meter apart and ensuring employees do not face each other. Employees should avoid sharing workstations (e.g.-machines) and equipment (e.g.- scissors) as much as possible
  • Install a facility for handwashing at the entrance of the shop, to be used by all customers and employees when entering and leaving the shop
  • Limit the number of workers to the minimum required, as per the requirement, with preference given to permanent staff over casual staff, and if required by staggering shifts to minimize the number at a given time
  • Verify area of residence of all workers and prepare a list of contact details.
  • Ensure maximum ventilation by leaving doors and windows open if non-ac shop
  • Operate the air conditioners (if any) at moderate speeds. Clean/ wash its filters once a week.
  • Discharge condensate water of the air conditioners to the drainage system safely.
  • Establish an employee health monitoring system, record the employees' health status every day, and those who feel unwell should seek medical treatment in time.
  • Ensure workers facilities (toilets and changing/rest rooms) are regularly cleaned and disinfected and have good ventilation.
  • Provide employees with adequate supplies of masks and hand sanitizer as required. Employees having interaction or direct contact with customers must always use a face mask and wash hands with soap and water in between clients
  • Provide employees with adequate supplies of masks and hand sanitizer as required. Employees having interaction or direct contact with customers must always use a face mask and wash hands with soap and water in between clients
  • For fit-ons, ensure the cubicle is well ventilated and ask the customer to come out of the cubicle for staff to check further adjustments, as much as possible
  • Ensure that all customers wear masks in the shop. Display a notice that those with respiratory symptoms should refrain from entering
  • Regularly clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces (such as countertops, door handles, measuring tapes, fit on cubicle surfaces, etc.). Pattern books should be laminated, and the plastic covers disinfected regularly. Regularly required patterns (e.g.-saree jacket necks) can be displayed prominently on a poster with numbers to discourage customers from touching the pattern books
  • Control people flow and reduce the number of customers in shop at a given time. Ask customers to call ahead of time to make an appointment to give an order or to check if their clothing is ready before picking it up. If necessary, to wait for alterations, ensure customers maintain physical distancing of at least 1 meter in the waiting area, or else wait outside the shop
  • Encourage customers to pay the exact amount in cash to minimize handling of money
  • Maintain a register of measurements for regular customers, and a list of names and contact details of all customers with date of the order
  • You are required to fill the provided Assurance form, indicating compliance with the instructions given. The original of the Assurance form should be submitted to the area Medical Officer of Health. A copy of the same should be sent to the local government authority (municipal council/ urban council/ pradeshiya sabha) and another copy should be kept with you. The owner/ employer/ manager of the organization/ premises is responsible to ensure that the above guidelines are strictly adhered to.
User/ client
  • Always wear a mask and ensure physical distance of at least 1 meter when interacting with employees.
  • Postpone visiting your tailor/dressmaker unless for essential reasons
  • Do not enter the shop if you are unwell or have symptoms of COVID-19
  • Always to call ahead of time to make an appointment with your tailor/dressmaker to give an order and to check if your clothing is ready before picking it up.
  • If necessary, to wait for alterations, maintain physical distancing of at least 1 meter in the waiting area, or else wait outside the shop
  • Avoid touching surfaces such as pattern books, counter tops, measuring tapes, door handles, surfaces and hooks in the fit on cubicles, etc.
  • Spend the minimal time possible in the fit on cubicle and shop
  • Wash your hands/use hand sanitiser when entering and leaving the shop
  • Where a distance of 1 meter cannot be maintained, e.g. during taking measurements and for fit¬on adjustments, ensure that you do not stand face to face with the employee. When front measurements are being taken, turn your head to one side to avoid directly facing the other person.
  • If possible, provide your tailor/dressmaker with a well-fitting garment to take measurements for the new garment, or use previous measurements taken by the same staff
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