After a careful assessment of the mall’s safety measures, the Taguig City Government has approved the opening of SM Aura Premier under the Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ). The mall has slowly opened its doors on May 18 to serve the public with essential needs such as groceries, medicine, food for take-out, and select retail brands.
SM Aura Premier worked in close coordination with the Taguig City Government to assure that the mall complies with the safety and sanitation protocols over and above government regulations. SM Aura is thoroughly cleaned and disinfected prior to opening and throughout mall hours; entrances are equipped with temperature checks and disinfecting foot mats. Alcohol dispensers are provided at the mall entrances and restrooms, while the restrooms are sanitized every 30 minutes.
In observance of social distancing, SM Aura Premier promotes physical distancing at all times. Hallways and common areas will have floor directional arrows to encourage one-way customer traffic that will help people avoid coming into close contact with others. Safety Protocol Officers have been deployed to reinforce safe malling measures.
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. 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.
To ensure the safety of the community, the Taguig City Government and SM Aura Premier will be reinforcing rules such as customers will be required to wear a mask at all times and only those bearing official Taguig City Quarantine passes will be allowed to enter the mall.
As the country heals and recovers from the crisis, SM together with the Taguig City Government will continue to serve and support its community as the mall makes everyone’s safety a top priority. For more information about SM Aura Premier, visit @SMAuraPremier on Facebook and Instagram.