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HCMC: Hair salons, resorts, hotels are allowed to operate

This content is provided in the Directive No. 18/CT-UBND dated September 30, 2021 of the People's Committee of Ho Chi Minh City on continuing to control and revise COVID-19 prevention and control measures and gradually restore and develop the social economy in Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC).

Accordingly, the City allows the following establishments to operate: Establishments providing food and foodstuffs; pharmaceuticals; petrol and oil; electricity; water; fuel, repair; waste collection, transportation and treatment; post, telecommunications; services of buying, selling, repairing and maintaining vehicles, machinery, civil and industrial equipment; real estate investment and business activities; services of management, operation, maintenance, repair and rescue of infrastructure systems and equipment of agencies, buildings and condominiums; commercial centers, supermarkets, mini supermarkets, convenience stores, grocery stores, wholesale markets, traditional markets; food service establishments (only serving takeouts; restaurants in accommodation establishments, resorts, tourist attractions may only serve on-the-spot services for guests, and are not permitted to organize buffets).

Hair salons, fitness and sports establishments (gym, yoga, etc.) are allowed to operate at maximum 50% capacity and serve 10 people in maximum at a time. Resorts, hotels, motels, sightseeing tours may operate with no more than 50% capacity, provided that their customers have been fully vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19 or have negative SARS-CoV-2 test results within 72 hours from the date of arrival. Cultural, artistic, gymnastics, sports and competition events are allowed to be held with a maximum of 60 people provided that at least 90% of participants have been fully vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19.

Also in accordance with this Directive, from 18:00 on September 30, 2021, HCMC shall continue to control and revise COVID-19 prevention and control measures, gradually restore and develop social economy under the appropriate roadmap according to the pandemic development in the City and the safety assessment result in accordance with the Ministry of Health's instructions.