There are 3 categories of MEs as follows:
- Exempted ME
- Cat II ME
- Cat I ME & Provisional Cat I ME
With effect from 2012, new massage establishment licensing rules require all new applicants for Category I Massage Establishment (Cat I ME) and Provisional Cat I ME licenses to have at least 80% of therapists who have WSQ or other recognized qualifications and Category II Massage Establishment (Cat II ME) applicants to have at least 80% with effect from 2015.
Cat I ME may be granted more conditions such as:
- Admission of clients regardless of their age;
- Unrestricted operating hours;
- Serving of alcohol; and
- Employment of foreign masseuses/therapists.
All Massage Establishments licensees will have to abide by the following provisions under the Massage Establishments Rules.
Please refer to link for an Overview of Massage Establishments.
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