Strict health orders for eateries, beauty parlours

James Kon

The Law Enforcement Division of the Bandar Seri Begawan Municipal Department has been conducting checks and issuing guidelines to more than 1,000 food premises in the capital in an ongoing effort to curb the spread of COVID-19.

More than 300 beauty salons and spas underwent similar health checks and briefings, in accordance with the Beauty and Health Establishment Order 2016.

In keeping with strict health orders, owners of restaurants, food establishments, drink counters, cafés and food courts must ensure that their premises are clean according to the prescribed standards.

Stall owners and assistants who have symptoms of infection, such as coughing or fever, are required to cease their business activities and undergo health checks. Food premises are required to have a supply of hand sanitisers, as stipulated by the Ministry of Health (MoH). Kitchen equipment and utensils must be clean, in compliance with the MoH’s periodical notices and announcements.

Owners of health and beauty premises have been advised to make sure that their employees are not exhibiting symptoms of coughing, fever or cold, and that they practise good personal hygiene.

Apart from having hand sanitisers at the main entrance, customers must undergo temperature checks before receiving beauty and health treatments.

Health and beauty employees must wash their hands and use face masks and gloves while treating customers. Clients are advised to wash their hands before and after receiving treatment.

ABOVE & BELOW: Enforcement personnel check on a health establishment and a food establishment. PHOTOS: JAMES KON