The Safety Seal Certification is a voluntary certification scheme that affirms that an establishment is compliant with the minimum public health standards set by the government and uses or integrates its contact tracing with StaySafe.ph.

Eligibility

The following are the minimum eligibility requirements to qualify for the Safety Seal certification:

  1. Compliance with registration or accreditation requirements (e.g., Mayor’s permit, DTI/SEC registration, or DOT accreditation);
  2. Use of StaySafe.ph or any contact tracing tool integrated with the same
  3. Enforcement of the Minimum Public Health Standards (MPHS), including the following, as applicable:
    1. Putting up of Screening or Triage area at different points-of-entry where:
      1. employees submit health declaration and/or symptoms are assessed
      2. non-contact temperature check is performed to all employees, customers, and any individuals who enter the premises
      3. customers and other individuals who enter the premises are asked to register with StaySafe.ph
      4. as applicable, an isolation area shall be installed for symptomatic employees and once identified as a suspect COVID-19 case shall be reported to the Barangay Health and Emergency Response Team (BHERT) immediately for proper observance of COVID-19 protocols
    2. Availability of handwashing stations, soap and sanitizers, and hand drying equipment or supplies (e.g., single-use paper towel) to employees and clients/visitors which are placed in strategic locations in the establishment
    3. Observance of physical distancing or spacing through the installation of physical barriers in enclosed areas where physical distancing may be compromised, i.e., blocking off of chairs, use of markers or stickers on the floor for spacing
    4. Ensure adequate air exchange in enclosed (indoor) areas as cited in DOLE Department Order No. 224-21 or the Guidelines on Ventilation for Workplaces and Public Transport to Prevent and Control the Spread of COVID-19
    5. Disinfection protocol in accordance with DOH Department Memorandum No. 2020-0157 and 0157-A or the”Guidelines on Cleaning and Disinfection in Various Settings as an Infection Prevention and Control Measure Against COVID-19 and Cleaning and Disinfection of Environmental Surfaces in the Context of COVID-19 by the World Health Organization (WHO)
      1. Regular sanitization of chairs, desks, tables, counters, pens, doorknobs, equipment, devices, workstations, comfort rooms, and other high-touch surfaces
    6. Wearing of facemasks, face shields, especially in enclosed places, and wearing of other protective outer garments as warranted
    7. Establishment of a referral system for medical and psychosocial services
    8. Designation of Safety Officer who shall:
      1. coordinate with the appropriate bodies for support and referral to community-based isolation facilities for confirmed cases with mild symptoms, and to health facilities for severe and critical care; and
      2. undertake contact tracing or coordinate the conduct thereof; and
      3. monitor status of employees quarantined or isolated; and
      4. implement return to work policies.
    9. Facility for proper storage, collection, treatment, and disposal of used facemasks and other infectious waste