Muscat: Muscat Municipality has issued guidelines and preventive measures to owners of health clubs, to limit the spread of Covid-19.
A statement issued online by the Muscat Municipality said: "Following are the preventive measures and safety practices for health clubs:
1- Massage area:
A- Do not put oil in cups to be used for other customers.
B- Dedicate a disposable uniform for the masseuse, which is thrown away as soon as the service is completed.
C- Avoid hot stone massages.
D- Avoid bamboo massages.
2- Jacuzzi tubs:
A- Make prior appointments for customers, taking into account the tube area and safe distance.
B- Clean and disinfect tubes with approved disinfectant before re-opening them.
C- change the water after each use.
D- Ensure the ventilation system works efficiently.
A- Make prior appointments for customers, taking into account the tube area.
B- Clean and disinfect the sauna rooms with approved disinfectant before re-opening them.
C- Properly ventilate the room to remove moisture.
D- Ensure the ventilation system works efficiently."
Muscat Municipality added that all clubs are bound by the Prohibition in Ministerial decision No 2019/219 on the health requirements for activities relating to Public Health, which prevents offering the following :
1- All kinds of cosmetic practices that penetrate into the skin.
2- Keeping customers' personal items in the facility.
3- Facial steaming or massaging.
4- Moroccan bath or equivalent.
5- All kinds of home services.
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