According to the Minister of Industry and Trade, we can expect the opening of bodycare services such as hair salons and barbershops, pedicures, manicures, massage salons, cosmetic and regeneration services, animal care, and spa care, including rehabilitation services. All of these services will reopen on 3 May.
The minister announced this on his Twitter on 26 April in accordance with the 6-package restriction relaxation plan the government recently rolled out. He also mentioned in the same tweet that they are discussing the opening of shops and will make a decision on Thursday, 29 April.
One of the services reopening on 3 May are the long-awaited hair salons.
What’s definitely reopening on 3 May?
Hair salons and barbershops
- Manicures and pedicures
- Massage salons
- Cosmetic and regeneration services
- Animal care services
- Spa care (including rehabilitations)
In what regime?
- The services open under the condition of a 1:1 regime (1 person at a time)
- Clients will have to show a negative COVID-19 test – according to Inside Scoop, the antigen test will be valid for 72 hours, the PCR test for seven days. Testing will not be necessary for those who had COVID-19 in the last 90 days or those who are fully vaccinated (after a period of 14 days)
- Spas open only for self-payers who have gone through COVID-19 in the last 90 days; the stay has to be at least 9 days long
What about shops?
- The government will decide on shops this Friday (29 April)
- It will depend on the number of infected per 100 000 inhabitants for the last seven days
- If the number falls below 100, the government promised to open shops on 3 May as well
Museums and monuments in some regions
- It has also been announced that on 3 May, museums, monuments, galleries and some additional cultural objects will reopen in the Kralovehradecky region, Pilsen region, and Karlovarsky region
- Additional regions could be announced on 29 April
- These monuments will be limited by a number of visitors, respirators, and social distancing
- Group tours are not allowed