Due to the deadly Corona Virus 2019 (COVID-19) entering the country early this year, the national government decided to put the country under Enhanced Community Quarantine or ECQ. The mission was to mitigate or prevent the further spreading of the pandemic.
Under the ECQ, non-essential businesses and establishments, including car dealerships, are required to temporarily stop operations. It has been more than two months since the ECQ directive, and it would seem like some local government units have seen a decline in the number of COVID-19 cases.
With economic and livelihood recovery taking equal priorities with public health and safety, some areas opted to lift their ECQs in favor of General Community Quarantine or GCQ, a less-restricted form of community quarantine.
Under GCQ, certain businesses are allowed to operate with strict practices of public health and safety precautions in mind for the working force and customers. Some of these businesses include car dealerships, thus prompting Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI) to reactivate a select number of its dealerships in areas under GCQ. These dealerships have began accepting walk-in clients since May 4.
In light of this, HCPI states that customers and employees must have their body temperatures checked upon entering the building. They must also wear facemasks at all times, and must sanitise their hands upon and trance and within the premises. Hand sanitizers will be provided at the entrance and within the showroom.
Moreover, social distancing practices must strictly be followed. HCPI suggests around 1 meter apart between two people. For more details regarding these safety precaustions, see the showrt video below.