Private establishments may now apply for a safety certification to confirm their compliance with minimum public health standards set by the government.
Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said businesses bearing the safety seal assure they are practicing the minimum health protocols, such as social distancing and the use of a contact-tracing application, particularly the StaySafe.PH application, among others.
StaySafe.PH is the country’s official health condition reporting, contact tracing, and social distancing system authorized by the Interagency Task Force on Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases and the National Task Force Against COVID-19.
Bello said the safety seal initiative is vital in the national goal of safely reopening the economy.
“With the safety seal certification program in place, we are assuring the public, especially our workers, that they are safe and protected outside their homes, even if we allow our economy to fully reopen,” Bello said.
“While the application is voluntary, I highly encourage our private business owners to seek for the safety certification to help increase public confidence,” Bello urged, further noting that obtaining the safety seal is free of charge.