Nearly all Ayala malls nationwide have now received Safety Seal certification, an insurance policy for patrons, merchants and employees whose Ayala brand malls faithfully adhere to health and safety protocols.
“Since the inception of COVID-19, Ayala Malls has fully complied with the qualification requirements of the security seal certification, such as the implementation of screening areas for customers entering and leaving the mall, physical distance, mandatory wear on face masks and face shields and regular thorough disinfection. of public areas and high-touch surfaces, ”said Ayala Mall President Christopher Maglanoc.
The Safety Seal Certification Program is a voluntary certification scheme established by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases. It is implemented by the Ministries of Trade and Industry (DTI), Health, Labor and Employment, Home Affairs, Tourism and Transport.
The program encourages companies to maintain the minimum standard of public health set by the government and ultimately to participate in the country’s efforts to safely reopen the economy.
In Metro Manila, Glorietta, Greenbelt, Market! Market !, Trinoma, Bonifacio High Street, Serendra, Ayala Malls Circuit and Alabang Town Center have already received their certification. Also has The 30th, UP Town Center, Vertis North, Ayala Malls Manila Bay, Cloverleaf, Feliz, Marikina and Fairview Terraces.
In addition to the capital, the security seal is also proudly displayed at the entrances to Solenad in Nuvali and Pavilion Mall, both in Laguna; Imus District; Serin and Tagaytay; Harbor Point and Subic; Marquee Mall in Angeles City; as well as Ayala Center Cebu and Abreeza in Davao City.
All Ayala Malls underwent a rigorous process to ensure the security seal. Government units visited the sites of planned inspections and surprise inspections to examine sanitary and social distance measures, even though the malls had adequate ventilation. The teams also controlled the use of contract tracking apps like StaySafe.ph and others prescribed by the local government units of the malls.
Shopping centers will also collect emergency contact numbers associated with, among others, the Barangay Health Emergency Response Team, the City Epidemiology Surveillance Unit and the nearest hospital. Finally, they must have the necessary documents for the application process, such as a mayor’s permit and a DTI / SEC registration form.
Overall, Ayala Malls boasts a high compliance rate with the government’s prescribed minimum standards for public health. Other Ayala Malls already comply with 91 percent, close to getting their security seals.
“As we move forward in the new normal setup in the coming years, we will also mobilize more applications and innovation to ensure comfort and ease for all our customers in all our malls,” said Maglanoc.
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