Business establishments with Safety Seal Certifications are allowed an additional 10% in operational or seating capacity while Dumaguete City is under General Community Quarantine with heightened restrictions.
Inspection teams led by City Health Officer Dr. Maria Sarah B. Talla and Executive Assistant for Security Concerns retired General Rey Lyndon Lawas are evaluating the compliance of establishments to the minimum public health protocols against COVID-19 including the adoption of digital contact tracing for the granting of the Safety Seal.
Interested business establishments need to file the application, which is free, for the conferment of the Dumaguete City Safety Seal at https://dumaguetecity.gov.ph/safety-seal-certification…/ to boost consumer confidence against the threat of COVID-19 and facilitate the gradual reopening of the local economy under the new normal.
The Omnibus Guidelines of the Implementation of Community Quarantine in the Philippines of the National IATF provides that personal care services like salons, parlors, beauty clinics, etc. are allowed up to thirty percent (30%) operational capacity, where face mask is kept on at all times. Establishments with Safety Seal Certification can add ten percent (10%) operational capacity.
Meanwhile, indoor dining in restaurants and eateries are allowed up to twenty percent (20%) seating capacity, while outdoor (al fresco) dining in restaurants and eateries are allowed up to fifty percent (50%) seating capacity. An additional ten percent (10%) seating capacity is allowed if with Safety Seal Certification.
To be granted the Safety Seal, a public or private establishment must provide thermal scanners, health declaration sheets, QR Codes for StaySafe.ph, isolation area for identified symptomatic employees, BHERTs and other COVID-19 emergency hotlines are displayed in conspicuous area, hand washing stations with soap, sanitizers and hand drying equipment, installed physical barriers, personnel-in-charge for monitoring and maintaining of social distancing, windows for adequate air exchange, compliance to the disinfection protocol, conduct of regular cleaning and disinfection of establishment, constant wearing of face masks, presence of designated safety officer and storage facility for proper collection of infectious wastes.