The National IATF already set the guidelines for mall operators in “new normal” areas under GCQ, according to Malacañang.
Malacañang on Thursday said that the National Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) on COVID-19 already set the guidelines for mall operators in “new normal” areas under general community quarantine (GCQ).
This, as Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque held a virtual press briefing on Thursday, presenting the approved several guidelines for retail hubs, malls, and shopping centers, wherein majority of which were indicated to discourage the public from loitering.
In a virtual press briefing, Roque said that there’s no need to have a free WiFi connection, otherwise, a lot of people will stay on that spot.
Here are the guidelines for mall operators set by the National Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) on COVID-19 under the new normal. Have a look!
- Monitoring foot traffic and implementing safe distancing by allowing only one person per 2 square meters of space, allowing only one companion for senior citizens, persons with disability, and pregnant women, and reducing the number of open entrances
- Implementing physical distancing measures with a gap of at least one meter
- Assigning staff in high-density areas
- Requiring customers to stand on every other step of the mall’s escalator
- Limiting the access to elevators only to persons with disability, senior citizens, and pregnant women
- Limiting the number of people to enter the elevators to half of its original capacity
- Adding marks or reducing seats for waiting in stores and groceries
- Increasing police visibility within the area
- Centralizing pick-up sites for delivery services
- Regulating the use of air conditioners (aircon)
- No Free WiFi
- Suspending marketing events, sale events, and other promotions that were intended to attract huge crowds
- Implementing other measures if necessary
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