Guidelines set for establishments to operate in Trece Martires
TRECE MARTIRES CITY, Cavite May 8 (PIA) — The local government here recently issued the guidelines for operations of business establishments within the city while under enhance community quarantine (ECQ).
To be operational, business establisments are required to secure a Special Permit to Operate (SPO) from the City Hall free of charge and observe certain requirements pursuant to the IATF Resolution No. 30, DTI Guidelines, DOLE Memorandum and other city ordinance, resolution and executive orders.
Gyms and sports facilities; wellness & spa; entertainment like cinemas, theaters, carnivals, arenas, pubs and bars; convention centers, events places and other businesses where there are mass gatherings; computer shops, gambling and betting sites; resorts, hotels and apartelles and travel agencies and tourism related businesses, and schools are not allowed to resume their operations.
However, restaurants and food chains will only accept delivery and take-out transactions.
Qualified businesses should be registered with the City Business and Licensing Office, must comply with DOLE Labor Advisory #09-2020 and only 50 percent of the regular workforce will be allowed to report for work.
Business establishments will only be operational upon the issuance of the SPO and must ensure that ECQ protocols will always be observed like mandatory wearing of face mask; observance of social distancing among employees and customers; provision of alcohol (70% solution) at strategic locations within the store or workplace, and daily disinfection of all the equipment and the workplace.
Businesses will be open from Mondays- Saturdays but ‘Cluster Schedule’ of residents must strictly be monitored to prevent overcrowding to give way for physical distancing among customers.
The local government reiterated that business establishments already operating prior to May 1-15, 2020 will remain operational and are not required to secure a SPO.
Meanwhile, local authorities and concerned government agencies warned that business owners caught operating without the necessary permit will be penalized and charged according to the law. (Ruel Francisco, PIA-Cavite with report from the FB announcement of Mayor Gemma Lubigan)