Antiqueños urged to prioritize establishments with safety seal

Antiqueños urged to prioritize establishments with safety seal

SAN JOSE DE BUENAVISTA, Antique – The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in Antique has urged consumers to prioritize establishments issued with safety seal to ensure their protection from the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).

DTI Antique Information Officer Lynna Joy Cardinal said in an interview on Monday that as of date, two establishments have been certified by their office for being compliant with the Covid-19 Minimum Public Health Standards (MPHS).

“We were able to award the Citi Hardware the Safety Seal last June 24,” she said.

The Citi Hardware during their inspection on June 22 was found compliant with Covid-19 MPHS such as a handwashing station, isolation area for their asymptomatic employees, and disinfection protocols.

“There was also the strict observance of physical distancing, using of face mask and face shields, and temperature checks among their customers right at the entry point,” she said.

Citi Hardware was the second establishment next to Robinsons Supermarket given the safety seal in Antique.

Meanwhile, Cardinal said that other establishments such as grocery stores and supermarkets, convenience stores, construction supply, and hardware stores, logistics, barbershops and salons, and service and repair shops, may also apply for the safety seal so that DTI personnel could then conduct inspections and award them the seal.

“The establishments once they are awarded the Safety Seal could post or display it at the entrance as assurance for their customers that the prevention of Covid-19 transmission is being observed,” she said.

Cardinal added that with the safety seal, the establishments also adopted the StaySafe.ph digital contact tracing application among its employees and customers. (PNA)

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