The Philippine Star

Firms urged to use digital contact tracing system


With the increasing operationa­l capacity of businesses this holiday season amid the continuing threat of COVID-19, firms nationwide are highly encouraged to adapt a digital contact tracing system.

In a joint advisory, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) recommende­d the use of the government’s digital contact tracing app for the protection of employees and customers.

“The use of digital contact tracing app is highly encouraged for greater efficiency of implementa­tion and added security of the data collected,” DOLE and DTI said.

The app is integrated in the Department of Health (DOH)’s COVID-19 documentar­y repository system (CDRS).

The government said the required informatio­n should be limited only to name and contact number of customers and clients to ensure protection of privacy.

Firms are also allowed to commission their own shuttle services for the benefit of their employees.

The operationa­l capacity of commission­ed shuttle services for employees must observe the one-seat apart arrangemen­t.

Necessary dividers must be put in place if the shuttle reaches its full capacity.

The government earlier required companies with total assets of P100 million to provide shuttle services to their employees.

But with the availabili­ty of more public transporta­tion, the requiremen­t was modified and allowed companies so covered to just commission their own shuttle services.

The shuttle service must strictly comply with minimum public health and safety protocols.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Philippines