Complying with safety and sanitation protocols over and above government regulations, SM City Tarlac is ready to cater shoppers as the malls in Tarlac City begin to operate with essential and non-leisure services after the enhanced community quarantine period. The gradual re-opening follows the local government unit’s decision to observe adjusted mall hours from 11:00 AM to 7:00PM until further notice.
As part of SM’s campaign to promote #SafeMallingAtSM, SM City Tarlac will continue to carry out strict safety and sanitation measures to assure shoppers that SM malls are safe and clean.
SM City Tarlac is 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 entrance and restrooms. The restrooms are sanitized every 30 minutes.
Everyone will be required to wear face masks 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 will be 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 will be disabled and “leisure” establishments will remain closed. Shoppers are requested to limit malling activities to buying essentials only, such as food and medicine, and accessing non-leisure services.
Taking safety measures up a notch, SM will run COVID-19 antibody rapid testing for all its employees and agency frontliners, including janitors and security guards. SM tenant partners can avail of this test, at cost, for their respective staff. Protective equipment are also provided, including face masks 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 info about SM City Tarlac’s takeout and delivery offerings – visit its social media accounts on Facebook, Instagram, and Viber: @smcitytarlac.