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DOH reminder: Cyclists, others active transport users not required to wear face shields

The department issued the reminder following reports of people being arrested for biking without face shields......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarApr 8th, 2021

Face shields not mandatory for cyclists – DOH

Face shields are not mandatory for active transport users, the Department of Health (DOH) yesterday reiterated following reports of cyclists and other such transport users getting arrested for not wearing shields......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 9th, 2021

Face shield requirement dangerous for cyclists, transport group stresses

"It is dangerous for people who are cycling to wear a face shield over a face mask: The face shield distorts the wearer’s vision; fogs up due to breath, the rain, or humidity; and creates blind spots," the statement read. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 30th, 2020

Local Roundup: & lsquo;Mall shoppers must wear face shields, masks& rsquo;

Face shields and face masks are now required of people wishing to go to commercial establishments such as shopping malls, Malacañang said on Friday......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 22nd, 2020

Santander mayor to require use of face shields starting Sept. 1

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – Starting September 1,2020,  employees and visitors of the different municipal and barangay offices in Santander in southern Cebu will be required to wear face shields on top of their face masks. The policy will also apply to all vendors and shoppers in this fourth class municipality that is located about 134 […] The post Santander mayor to require use of face shields starting Sept. 1 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 20th, 2020

And now, plastic shields for public transportation

  STARTING August 15, passengers in public transportation, including airlines, in Metro Manila will be required to wear plastic face shields over face masks, as an additional barrier against the spread of COVID-19 virus in droplets from the breath of an infected person that may be in the surrounding air. This additional requirement was made […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsAug 8th, 2020

Face shields required in public transport by Aug. 15: DOTr

Face shields required in public transport by Aug. 15: DOTr.....»»

Category: newsSource:  bicolstandardRelated NewsAug 7th, 2020

Drivers, commuters required to wear face shields

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 06 August) — Starting August 15, drivers and commuters of public buses and jeepneys are required to wear face shields over their facemasks. The Department of Transportation issued Memorandum Circular no. 2020-014 on August 3 implementing the mandatory use of face shields over facemasks by all drivers and passengers […].....»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 6th, 2020

Commuters must wear face shields effective Aug. 15

All passengers using any mode of public transportation will be required to wear face shields, aside from face masks effective Aug. 5, the Department of Transportation said Wednesday......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 5th, 2020

What’s in style? Safe shopping.

Rustan’s goes all out with safety measures, including the latest in disinfection and sanitation. THANK YOU FOR SMOKING. Rustan’s utilizes Spanish technology Sanivir, which contains active ingredients proven to kill bacteria, molds, and coronavirus These extraordinary times have completely shifted the definition of so many ordinary words. Take, for example, “weekends.” What does a weekend even mean, when everyone is living their weekends day in, day out? People cooped up inside their homes, Netflix and chilling (or pacing, depending on current anxiety levels), wearing their Natori Fortuna Mandarin all day, as governments all over the world caution to shelter in place.  Or “homecooked.” Everything’s veritably homecooked now—whether it’s cooked in your home, by you, or cooked in somebody else’s home, by an upstart baker you support because she’s your niece, or by your favorite chef, who is left with no choice but to create his oeuvres from his home kitchen.  Or “luxury.” Let’s be honest. Luxury—its BC (before Covid) definition—contained overused keywords like glamour, opulence, indulgence, lavishness. But times, they’ve changed.  Fancy things now seem so unnecessary, so excessive, so out of touch, so…pointless—in a world that has hastily pivoted back to the basics. Sipping tea from a Royal Albert 1980 Roseblush cup doesn’t seem as luxurious as being able to score some actual, hard-to-acquire Gold Yen Zhen tea from TWG, even if you have to gulp it from those ubiquitous bamboo cups.  The pandemic has changed what luxury meant. Now, luxury is the feeling of being safely ensconced in our cocoons, safe from the virus, safe from the madding crowds. Safety is luxury. To be more accurate: Luxury is being safe, while experiencing as few inconveniences as possible. One Home, One HopeMarketers and entrepreneurs are now realizing, after putting in all necessary work to convince their clients to come back, that a sense of safety is beyond physical, it is psychological. It’s Plexiglass with perception, masks coupled with marketing.  Brands, to successfully ride out these challenging times, need to do more than just tick off government checklists—they need to bank on their legacies, their ethos, their abiding sense of connection to loyal clientele.  AT YOUR SERVICE. Rustan’s opened up a Sanivir desk to allow its customers to avail of its method In the travel industry, as it is in the retail industry, it’s about leveraging on your loyal clientele’s sense of home. “Home” is no longer just their place of residence, but their familiar zones. It’s about “feeling at home.” As people start to nervously and grudgingly go out, they will only want to stay and explore sacred spaces where they’ve “felt at home.” Luxury retailer Rustan’s understands this well. “Our goal for the past 70 years has always been to serve the community with great service and to provide a safe environment that feels like home,” Nedy Tantoco, chairman of Rustan Commercial Corporation, says. “In this new chapter, we are committed to the idea of ‘One Home, One Hope.’ As an establishment that has been a second home for many shoppers, we will stay dedicated in implementing thorough safety protocols to ensure that our employees and shoppers are protected and can visit us with ease of mind.” And this is why higher-end businesses like Rustan’s will flourish, despite the financial challenges Covid-19 brings. They have the space, and they obviously can very well afford to put stringent safety measures in place. Precise precautions are in their DNA. These are establishments that cater to the VVIPs, whose exacting standards they’ve always tried to meet.  And it’s not just loyal clients who will seek out these private spaces—the occasional and habitual shopper will gravitate toward businesses that offer them this hushed environment. Going inside cramped little boutiques have lost their novelty, and many will shirk away from places that tend to be crowd favorites.  At Rustan’s, shoppers have always counted on the intimacy of the shopping experience. Unobtrusive but alert sales personnel have always kept their distance as you scan the racks, and there’s always a sense of quiet order—a serene retail floor space, backed by an efficient team who anticipate your needs and who move with the fluidity of a well-directed orchestra.  This efficiency will be in full display when you visit the store again—that is if you still haven’t since it reopened in June.   Opened after three months of closure, the luxury retailer has implemented, in compliance with government regulations, security measures like foot baths, thermal scans, hand sanitation, and mandatory wearing of masks. You’ll also see staff repeatedly disinfecting touchpoints like escalator rails and elevator buttons, and alcohol dispensers are going to be ubiquitous.   RETAIL WONDER. Sanivir is perfect for retail spac-es as smoke is dry and won’t stick to clothing Managers, sales associates, security personnel, and cleaners are all wearing masks, face shields, and goggles. But it’s the little touches that will remind you how they’ve set the bar high—sanitation boxes are placed in fitting rooms for clothes that are not purchased, fitting rooms are sanitized after every use, and store personnel are required to steam the clothes before putting them back on display.  At the payment counter, all credit cards will be sanitized, and packages will be disinfected before being handed to the customer. At the store’s East Café, tables are separated with plastic shields, and so are the wash basins in the restrooms, which will each have a sanitary officer, whose only job is it to disinfect the toilet after every use.  And that’s just the stage. Backstage, it’s just as—if not more—exacting. Introducing Sanivir, the latest in disinfection technology “Even in our employees’ canteens we have placed plastic shields to protect each of our employees while they are having their lunch break,” Nedy says. The company has required all returning employees to be tested for Covid-19.  Rustan’s is also continually disinfected using Sanivir, a technology introduced in the Philippines by chemist Pinky Tobiano of KPP Powers Commodities, who is also CEO of Qualibet Testing Services. “Sanivir is a smoke disinfectant from Spain, which contains glutaraldehyde and orthopenyl phenol—two active ingredients have been tested that can kill bacteria, molds, and viruses that have been proven against coronavirus by laboratories in EU.” PINKY’S PROMISE. Pinky Pe Tobiano, the chemistwho brought the technology to the Philippines “It was great timing and serendipitous that we found the product right before the pandemic escalated to the level it is now,” Pinky tells Manila Bulletin Lifestyle. “Sanivir was both an innovative and unique product that addresses the problem we currently have—it is easy to use, cost-friendly, effective, and safe.” It is a perfect disinfectant for a retail space—it only utilizes smoke, is dry, and won’t stick to clothing. “When Pinky introduced to me her disinfection program, I immediately asked her to do my father’s house and my own house,” Nedy shares. “I was so satisfied with the service that I asked her if she could open a service desk at Rustan’s to allow our customers the chance to avail of this disinfecting method. It’s so easy. Any housewife can do it. It allows us the ease of disinfecting without a fuss. It also works for our cars. The service desk has been open for two weeks at Rustan’s Ayala Avenue. And I am happy to say that it has met full acceptance with quite a number of Rustan’s customers.” Its ease of use is an advantage. “Just open the can, remove the plastic cover of the wick, set on a flat surface, light the wick, and leave for the next six to eight hours. The smoking process lasts for only one to two minutes, then disinfection takes place for the next six to eight hours,” Pinky says. “That’s good for 14 days.” And the cost? Surprisingly very minimal.  “One can of Sanivir of 25 grams is P1,750 and it’s good for 14 days for a room of 30 to 50 square meters,” Pinky says. “The cost per day is only a P125 investment. If you have five people in the room, the investment per person per day is only P25.”    But for those who are not in the mood to shop in-store, Rustan’s online service has amped up its service. Apart from its website, fortuitously launched a year ago, you can also tap the Personal Shoppers on Call Service, where sales associates respond to you on Viber, after which you can have your items delivered to you, or picked up by the curbside. Nedy shares, “And very soon, we will launch our Rustan’s Concierge Service, where customers can call a single number, and will be immediately assigned a personal shopper to attend to their needs.”  Now, many ways words and concepts are redefined in these troubled times—but having your own personal shopper, one who’ll do your shopping for you as you leisurely read the latest Kevin Kwan Sex and Vanity book in the comfort of your home?  We’re guessing that that’s a definition of luxury that won’t likely ever change—unprecedented crisis or not.  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2020

Luzon residents now required to wear face masks outside during lockdown

Those who are covered by the Luzon-wide lockdown should either wear face masks, indigenous, reusable or do-it-yourself masks, face shields, handkerchiefs or similar protective gear “that can effectively lessen the transmission of COVID-19” whenever they go out of their residences......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 2nd, 2020

Cyclists exempted from wearing face shields

Cyclists exempted from wearing face shields.....»»

Category: newsSource:  cnnphilippinesRelated NewsApr 8th, 2021

Boracay lapses prompt DoTr clampdown

Tugade and Santiago saw some port users not wearing masks and face shields, and not social distancing The post Boracay lapses prompt DoTr clampdown appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsMar 16th, 2021

Unless alone, all vehicle occupants must wear face masks

Drivers and their passengers, even from the same household, are required to wear face masks inside private vehicles, the Departments of Transportation and of Health said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 6th, 2021

Face masks in vehicles only required when riding with others — DOTr, DOH

Government agencies on Thursday clarified that motorists need not wear face masks if they are driving a private vehicle alone......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 5th, 2021

It’s final: Drivers, passengers of private cars required to wear face masks

MANILA, Philippines — It’s final. It is now required for both drivers and their passengers to wear face masks even inside private vehicles, and regardless if they are from the same household, the government said on Friday. “When the driver is with passenger/s, it is mandatory for all individuals inside the vehicle to properly wear […] The post It’s final: Drivers, passengers of private cars required to wear face masks appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 5th, 2021

Don’t jack up prices of face shields –DTI warns retailers

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)-7 warned face shield retailers not to take advantage of the order of the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) on the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases requiring the public to always wear face shield upon leaving their homes. Ines Cajegas, chief of the Consumers Protection Division […] The post Don’t jack up prices of face shields –DTI warns retailers appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 23rd, 2020

Valenzuela exempts cyclists from face shields

Valenzuela Mayor Rex Gatchalian has exempted solo cyclists from wearing a face shield because of the risks it poses while biking on the road......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 22nd, 2020

Cyclists exempted from wearing face shields in Pasig

The Pasig City government has exempted cyclists from wearing face shields......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 20th, 2020

DOH may consider exempting solo cyclists from mandatory wearing of face shield 

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) on Saturday said it was considering to exempt solo cyclists to be exempted from the mandatory wearing of face shields, considering that oxygen is needed for any form of exercise. “This is a form of exercise kasi and when you do your exercises, you require for oxygen,” […] The post DOH may consider exempting solo cyclists from mandatory wearing of face shield  appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 19th, 2020

Citing danger, Pasig exempts bikers from wearing face shields

“Evidence shows and consultation among bikers reveals that biking while wearing a face shield is dangerous,” Pasig Transport said in a post on Facebook. “Wearing a face shield obstructs view and makes breathing difficult.”.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 19th, 2020