Complying with safety and sanitation protocols over and above government regulations, SM Supermalls in Cebu are ready to cater shoppers as the malls begin to operate with essential and non-leisure services after the enhanced community quarantine period. SM City Cebu and SM City Consolacion are open from Monday to Sunday from 11 am to 7 pm. SM Seaside City Cebu’s tenants rendering essential goods and services remain open.
As part of SM’s campaign to promote #SafeMallingAtSM, SM Cebu malls continue to carry out strict safety and sanitation measures to assure shoppers that SM malls are safe and clean.
SM Cebu malls are thoroughly being disinfected prior to the opening and throughout mall hours, especially in areas with heavy customer contact. Entrances are equipped with temperature checks. Alcohol dispensers are provided at the mall entrances and restrooms. The restrooms are also sanitized every 30 minutes
Everyone is required to wear facemasks at all times. In observance of social distancing, SM lays emphasis on “safe distancing” as this promotes the importance of physical distance with social connectivity. Mallgoers are encouraged to practice safe malling to contain and overcome the spread of COVID-19.
In line with the government’s rules that discourage loitering in the mall, free Wi-Fi access are disabled and “leisure” establishments will remain closed. Shoppers should only limit activities to buying essentials, such as food and medicine, and accessing non-leisure services.
“SM has rolled out several measures that are aligned with the standards of the IATF, DTI, DOH and the individual LGUs to ensure the safety of our customers while they are inside our malls. We have reopened our malls in support of our LGUs who would like to restart the economy and spur consumption.”, said Steven Tan, president of SM Supermalls.
Taking safety measures up a notch, SM spearheaded a COVID-19 antibody rapid testing for all its employees and agency front liners, including janitors and security guards. Protective equipment are also provided, including facemasks and face shields. Agency personnel working in high customer contact areas are required to wear gloves. Mall employees undergo temperature checks at the start of shift and throughout the day.
As the country heals and recovers from the crisis, SM, together with its employees and partners, will continue to serve and support communities as its malls make everyone’s safety a top priority. For more information about SM Cebu malls takeout and delivery offerings, visit SM City Cebu (Official), SM City Consolacion (Official), and SM Seaside City Cebu (Official) on Facebook. (PR)