Update on Allowed Capacity for Restaurants, Barber Shops in NCR Plus
RESTAURANTS – The allowed capacity for dine-in food and personal care establishments in NCR Plus like barber shops was increased.
The COVID-19 pandemic has greatly affected the operation of businesses in the Philippines and as well as abroad. Unfortunately, several companies and firms were forced to close after months of having no income amid the crisis.
Truths be told that even food stores which are among the best businesses as food is a basic need of the people were challenged to stay afloat amid the pandemic. The operation has to go abide by the protocols set by the national government.
The whole Philippines is still under community quarantine measures now in the pursuit to curb the spread of COVID-19. Recently, the country noted another spike in the total cases which has now reached 1.2 million.
Currently, the whole Metro Manila and the provinces of Laguna, Cavite, Bulacan, and Rizal are under General Community Quarantine (GCQ) with heightened measures. With regards to the operations of businesses in the NCR Plus, the national government made changes in the allowed capacity.
Based on an article on ABS-CBN News, the allowed capacity for restaurants and personal care establishments like barber shops in NCR Plus is increased. For restaurants, they will be allowed for a 30% capacity beginning June 1. For personal care establishments like barber shops, up to 40% capacity will be allowed.
According to Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Ramon Lopez, the changes in the operating capacity is done gradually considering the new variants of COVID-19. Based on the report, the compliance of the businesses are under observation and there might be another adjustment in case of positive performance.
Aside from the 30% capacity for restaurants and 40% for personal care establishments like barber shops, these businesses may secure an additional 10% capacity if they have the “safety seal” issued by the DTI. It is given to businesses that pass the public health standards.
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