DOT to check safety protocols in food deliveries from hotels
MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Tourism (DOT) on Friday said it will check the compliance to safety protocols for the duration of the quarantine period of food deliveries from hotels and its ancillary establishments.
In a statement on Friday, the DOT said it has ordered establishments and hotels to provide them with the following data to check if health protocols are in place:
The commencement date of take-out and delivery services;
Procedure for the acceptance of orders, food preparations, take-out or delivery services;
Safety protocols in the kitchen and in interaction with customers;
Details of manpower dedicated to food preparation operations;
Number and designation of checked-in guests whether foreign, long-staying guests, OFWs (overseas Filipino workers) under quarantine, or workers in essential establishments.
Upon approval of data submitted, the DOT will issue certification to hotels offering food delivery services.
Since the start of enhanced community quarantine, the DOT said some hotels and other accommodation establishments have been offering food products through take-out services and online food delivery platforms.
The tourism department reminded that accommodation establishments are allowed to provide basic room services to guests but its “ancillary establishments such as restaurants, cafes, and bars are not allowed to operate.”