Carmakers aren’t the only ones preparing for the new normal once the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in Metro Manila is lifted. Transport terminals are set to implement new safety measures, too.
As a matter of fact, the Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange (PITX) in particular has just released its new operation guidelines that will take effect post-ECQ. This includes the mandatory wearing of face masks, physical distancing, and temperature checks within its premises. Those with body temperatures exceeding 37.5 degrees Celsius will be refused entry.
There will also be dedicated shoe disinfection stations for terminal users at all entrances. Meanwhile, commuters bound for Cavite are encouraged to utilize the PITX mobile app to reserve their seats ahead of time and access their boarding passes in QR code form.
“We will ensure compliance with the guidelines released by the Department of Transportation covering terminals and other transport facilities for the safety of everyone who sets foot in PITX,” said PITX general manager Joseph Michael Santos. “Preparations are now ongoing and passengers should expect strict implementation of safety measures under General Community Quarantine conditions.”
PITX has also assured the public that there will be continuous sanitation and disinfection at its terminal. Signage with safety reminders will also be put up around the establishment.
“We are working closely with our government regulators and transport and commercial partners for the implementation of these measures,” Santos added. “All commercial establishments and transport providers will also have their own preventive procedures to ensure the safety not only of passengers or customers but also their employees.”
What’s your take on these new safety procedures, commuters? Do you think these will be properly observed at transport terminals once we enter the new normal?