One seat apart, new operating hours: Malls implement safety measures vs COVID-19

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Mar 13 2020 10:26 PM | Updated as of Mar 13 2020 11:06 PM

One seat apart, new operating hours: Malls implement safety measures vs COVID-19 1
Megaworld Lifestyle Malls is implementing social distances in mall lines and cinemas to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Isay Reyes, ABS-CBN News

MANILA – Mall operators in Metro Manila on Friday announced measures to fight the spread of COVID-19.

These include single-seat gaps in cinemas, suspension of mass gatherings such as the Holy Mass, and adjusted operating hours.

In a statement, Megaworld Lifestyle Malls said it would implement a “single-seat gap policy” in its cinemas to ensure moviegoers would be separated from others by one seat in front, back and both sides.

Social distancing will also be observed in mall queues including entrances, line for cinema tickets, and the concierge, it said.

“These efforts are being done to ensure the health and well-being of all our mall-goers,” the mall operator said.

SM Supermalls on Friday, meanwhile announced the suspension of the celebration of the Holy Mass in its malls to “prioritize public health and safety.”

Robinsons and SM malls also set an adjusted operating hours as part of their efforts to contain the spread of the COVID-19.

Adjusted schedule are as follows:

ROBINSONS MALLS (Effective March 14)

  • Forum Robinson: Monday to Friday - 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. | Saturday to Sunday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Galleria: Monday to Friday - 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. | Saturday to Sunday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Las Pinas: Monday to Friday - 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. | Saturday to Sunday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Magnolia: Monday to Friday - 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. | Saturday to Sunday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Malabon: Monday to Friday - 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. | Saturday to Sunday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Manila: Monday to Friday - 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. | Saturday to Sunday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Metro East: Monday to Friday - 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. | Saturday to Sunday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Novaliches: Monday to Sunday – 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Otis: Monday to Friday - 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. | Saturday to Sunday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Angeles: Monday to Friday - 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. | Saturday to Sunday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Antipolo: Monday to Friday - 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. | Saturday to Sunday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Cainta: Monday to Friday - 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. | Saturday to Sunday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Dasmarinas: Monday to Friday - 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. | Saturday to Sunday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Galleria South: Monday to Friday - 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. | Saturday to Sunday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • General Trias: Monday to Sunday – 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Ilocos: Monday to Sunday – 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Imus: Monday to Sunday – 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Lipa: Monday to Friday - 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. | Saturday to Sunday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Los Banos: Monday to Thursday – 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. | Friday – 10 a.m. too 9 p.m. | Saturday to Sunday – 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Luisita: Monday to Friday - 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. | Saturday to Sunday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Malolos: Monday to Friday - 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. | Saturday to Sunday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Naga: Monday to Friday - 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. | Saturday to Sunday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Palawan: Monday to Friday - 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. | Saturday to Sunday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Pangasinan: Monday to Friday - 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. | Saturday to Sunday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Santiago: Daily – 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Sta. Rosa: Monday to Friday - 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. | Saturday to Sunday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Starmills: Monday to Friday - 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. | Saturday to Sunday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Tagaytay: Monday to Friday - 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. | Saturday to Sunday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Tuguegarao: Monday to Friday - 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. | Saturday to Sunday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Fuente: Monday to Friday - 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. | Saturday to Sunday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Galleria Cebu: Monday to Friday - 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. | Saturday to Sunday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Cybergate Cebu: Daily – 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • North Tacloban: Daily – 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Ormoc: Daily – 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Butuan: Daily – 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • General Santos: Daily – 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Iligan: Daily – 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Valencia: Daily – 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

SM SUPERMALLS (Effective March 13)

  • Monday to Friday: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

-- with a report from Isay Reyes, ABS-CBN News