Dine-in returns: DTI says health compliance 'high' in limited run


Posted at Jun 16 2020 10:51 AM | Updated as of Jun 16 2020 11:00 AM

Two men eat at a food court as a guard monitors for compliance with physical distancing measures against COVID-19 in this photo taken on June 15, 2020. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

MANILA - Most restaurants that resumed limited dine-in servicein areas under general community quarantine complied with minimum health protocols against COVID-19, Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez said Tuesday.

Local officials and personnel of the departments of trade and industry, tourism, and labor and employment inspected food establishments as they resumed limited dine-in operations Monday.

Restaurants observed the following health measures at nearly 100 percent, Lopez told ABS-CBN's Teleradyo:

  • Dine-in operation at 30 percent capacity: 95 percent
  • Provision of alcohol, sanitizer: 97 percent
  • Temperature check of personnel and customers: 98 percent
  • Physical distancing: 92 percent
  • Observation of 'no mask, no entry' policy: 98 percent

"Marami hong nagbukas at nagko-comply dito sa mga requirement natin, mataas po yung rate ng compliance," Lopez said.

(Many reopened and complied with the requirements. The compliance rate is high.)

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Food establishments that violate the guidelines will be given warning or will be closed until they are able to comply, Lopez said.

Small eateries or karinderyas must cover their food menu, observe physical distancing, and servers must wear masks, he said.