Parañaque City issues guidelines for dine-in restaurants

From by Jean Fernando:

The Parañaque City government issued guidelines on Tuesday (June 16) for dine-in restaurants and other food establishments, allowing them to open and accommodate at a reduced 30 percent capacity.

Mayor Edwin Olivarez said the Business Permit and Licensing Office (BPLO) team under Atty. Lanie Malaya will conduct an inspection of all dine-in restaurants and other food establishments to determine whether they are following the guidelines set by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).

Olivarez said dine-in restaurants and other food establishments will still remain open up to 8:00p.m.

He also said curfew hours in the city will remain from 8:00p.m. to 5:00 a.m., until such time that the city council amends the ordinance on the imposition of curfew hour.

The mayor also reminded dine-in restaurants and other food establishments not to allow any of their personnel with coronavirus disease (COVID-19) symptoms, or those who have been exposed to the coronavirus, to come to work.

Olivarez said such business establishments must also require their personnel to practice the mandatory wearing of personal protective equipment such as facemask, face shield, gloves, and hair caps.

Olivarez also ordered restaurant management to keep a health checklist by asking customers to provide their names and contact details for contact tracing.

“We have to be careful and strict [about] allowing dine-in restaurants and other food establishments to open. We are still working to reduce the number of individuals affected with the virus,” Olivarez said.

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