Back in business: Barbershops can do 30% capacity, dine-in at 10%
MANILA, Philippines — Indoor dine-in services can resume operation at 10 percent capacity while personal care services like barbershops and salons can reopen at 30 percent capacity in areas under modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ), Malacañang said Thursday.
In a statement, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases had cleared restaurants, eateries, commissaries, and other food preparation establishments to resume their services at a 10 percent venue or seating capacity.
Roque said the IATF also allowed beauty salons, beauty parlors, barbershops and nail spas to reopen at 30 percent capacity.
“Moreover, these establishments shall only provide services that can accommodate the wearing of face masks at all times by clients and service providers,” Roque noted.
Roque said establishments offering dine-in services and personal care services might operate beyond the said limitations provided they comply with the Safety Seal Certification Program.
Earlier, Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez explained that a safety seal in an establishment would affirm that an establishment follows minimum public health protocols and will assure customers of the safety of being in that establishment.
The so-called NCR Plus comprises Metro Manila, Rizal, Bulacan, Cavite and Laguna will stay under MECQ until May 14.
Santiago City in Quirino province and Abra province are also under MECQ but for the entire month of May.
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