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Department of Small Business Development Publishes Regulations on Personal Care Services Industry

Oudtshoorn, 22 June 2020 – Minister for Small Business Development, Mr. Khumbudzo Ntshavheni released regulations pertaining to personal care services industry.

These regulations which were published on Friday, 19 June 2020, are intended at providing protocols to mitigate and manage the COVID19 outbreak amongst employees and customers in this industry.

The categories of services that are considered safe to start operations are the following: 

  • Hairdressing
  • Barbering
  • Nail and toe treatment
  • Facial treatment and make-up
  • Body massage and
  • Tattooing and body piercing

The regulations state that the above permitted services may only commence with operations upon ensuring full compliance with the relevant protocols for their services. The regulations can be found on the following link:

Any business in this industry that complies with the operating protocols contained on these regulations may start operating as of 19 June 2020 when the regulations were published.

For any enquiries, businesses or individuals may contact the Department of Small Business on 0860 663 7867 or send enquiries to