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Proposed changes to the Health and Hygiene Bylaw

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About the proposed changes to the Health and Hygiene Bylaw

Every day, Aucklanders use services like beauty and health salons, tattoo parlours, body piercing studios and swimming pools.

We require these services to meet minimum health and hygiene standards, as poor hygiene practices can cause infection or injury.

Every year we inspect places that require a health and hygiene licence to make sure they comply with the rules set out in the Health and Hygiene Bylaw 2013.

Improving health and hygiene rules

While most of the rules around health and hygiene are working well, some improvements are needed to better protect public health. We want to know what you think about our proposed changes.

The main changes we want to make are:

  • services that pierce, or risk breaking or burning tissue (not just the skin) must be licensed
  • therapeutic massage, water play parks and splash pads must meet minimum standards
  • eyeball tattooing will be banned unless carried out by a qualified health practitioner
  • health and hygiene licences must be publicly displayed
  • rules around traditional tattooing, like tā moko and traditional Pacific tattoo, will be clarified.

When you can have your say

You can have your say from Sunday 26 August to Monday 1 October 2018.

All of the submissions received during the consultation will be considered at a public meeting on Friday 26 October, 10am at the Auckland Town Hall, 301 Queen Street, Level 2 Reception Lounge.

You are welcome to attend and listen to the deliberations.