“Unlock 1” which started from June 1 requires Aadhar Card for a hair cut in salon. Not only for the long needed hair cut, the other services such as pedicure, medicure, facial, massage, in the beauty parlours, spas and salons that have opened across Tamilnadu needs their every customer’s Aadhar card details as a part of the relaxations.
According to the Standard Operating Procedures issued by Commissioner of Revenue, J.Radhakrishnan, details of a customer, including their name, address, phone number, and Aadhar card have to be noted by the owners of salons, spas and beauty parlours to ensure contact-tracing in view of COVID-19. These business should keep a record of the customers who visist them, the government said, and since Aadhar has phone number, address and biometrics embedded, it would be easier to trace people if someone is found infected with Coronavirus. “This will help us in contact-tracing if a customer or a worker was found positive.”J Radhakrishnan told to media.
Hand sanitizers at the entrance of these places are must and the tissues used by the customers and workers have to be disposed safely. The workers are required to wear masks and gloves at all times. Headbands and towels should be rinsed properly before reusing it on another customer and the workers are required to wear only disposal coats. Workers are requested to seek medical help, if they have any symptoms of fever, cough or cold. Similarly, customers are requested not to visit such kind of places if they have any of these symptoms.
Shops are advised to provide services only by appointment to avoid over crowding. Only 50% of seats should be occupied by the customers with the maintenance of social distancing. The SOP also ordered not to use Air conditions and to leave the windows open to let the fresh air in.
Chairs, Tables, door handles, water taps, spa trolleys and beds used for massage and other frequently used items should be cleaned using disinfectants at least five times a day. Hair straightening machine, Hair curling machine, spa stones and heater, slimming equipment, laser hair remover, and other salon materials should be sanitised before every use.
As soon as this announcement on having Aadhar card during hair cut surfaced, people started making opinions about. One of a twitter user said that his Aadhar card contains his native address and he is living in Chennai. He questioned how government is going to trace him. Another user asked why they are insisting on aadhar card when it can be done with just cell phone number. One more Internet user called it as a “Stupid Step” and questioned the existence of Arogya Setu app.
Check out some of their reactions below :
I don't even look like myself in my Aadhar, so I'm not getting that haircut I guess. I thought I had rights to my own hair.— shriii (@shriwrites) June 2, 2020
Now, aadhar is required for a hair cut. "There are more things in heaven and Earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy."— krishna srinivas (@sricrishna12345) June 2, 2020
Link bank account,PAN , mobile and everything with Aadhar number. Then later share the Aadhar number in a saloon for haircut. Next day u can see ur empty bank account, property registered in someone else name and what not…— Sreejith Sreedhar (@Sreemariner) June 2, 2020
மயிரா போச்சு சார்— NoHoldsBarred (@NoHoldsBarred19) June 2, 2020
Aadhar mandatory for a haircut ffs. Not that it affects commies much but they wouldn't be able to go for one now even if they wanted to. 😭— Austere Virtuous troll 🇮🇳 (@Warm_Apple_Pie) June 3, 2020
These gullible and ignorant bhakts who legitimise a surveillance society!— Rakesh Sharma (@rakeshfilm) June 2, 2020
Why can’t people simply provide their cellphone number? If necessary, send them a confirmatory SMS to ensure no fake numbers.
Why insist on Aadhar?
And no authentication, no haircut?!
@CMOTamilNadu What a stupid step to mandate Aadhar Card for Haircut in Tamilnadu. Aadhar Card is very important document, and you should understand that. Doesn't privacy matter for you?! Aarogya Setu App is for contact tracing only. I request Judiciary to reject this order.— Smit Shah (@smit_shahs) June 2, 2020
District administration, municipalities and town Panchayats have to ensure if the Salons and Spas adhere to the guidelines by the government. Tamil nadu have reported over 1000 positive coronavirus cases for the past three consecutive days. Majority number of them were from Chennai. The state has so fat reported 24, 586 cases and 197 deaths due to COVID 19.