TN issues new regulations to air travellers, saloons and spas

Salons, beauty parlors and spas in Tamil Nadu will require Aadhaar card as Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami-led state government on Tuesday made it mandatory for the service providers to collect the unique ID number as preventive measures against Covid-19.

According to the standard operating procedure for the salons, beauty parlours and spas, they have to maintain a record of the name, phone number, address, Aadhaar number of the customers.

“The salons, beauty parlours and spas should maintain a register for noting down the name, address, mobile number and Aadhaar card details of the customers,” the circular issued by Commissioner of Revenue Administration J Radhakrishnan to District Collectors said.

The move seems to be aimed at preventing the spread of the novel coronavirus and help tracking the infection.

While saloons and beauty parlours were allowed to operate in all other parts of the state from May 24, the government permitted them in Chennai police limits from Monday, when the “Unlock 1” phase began.

Principal Secretary Revenue Administration and Disaster Management Commissioner J Radhakrishnan has instructed the Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC) and all district collectors to direct the establishments to keep a record of all their customers and take other appropriate steps to contain the spread of the virus.

The government has issued a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for chartered flight services within, to and from the State, as well as services to and from other countries.

As per the rules, passengers taking chartered flights within Tamilnadu or from other States must get a TN ePass before boarding the plane.
The order said that all persons arriving in Tamilnadu on chartered flights from abroad would be tested through the RT-PCR method on Day 1 of arrival and on Day 7.

They would have to undergo paid institutional quarantine for seven days. If the test is positive, they will be taken to the hospital, it said.