Beginning with the local government of Mandaluyong’s awarding of its first Safety Seal to SM Megamall last May 12, local governments around the Metro soon followed suit in citing the SM Supermalls’ implementation of minimum health standards and safety protocols in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
SM North EDSA in Quezon City and SM City Sucat in Paranaque were the first to receive the Safety Seals in their cities; followed by SM Aura Premier, SM City BF Paranaque, SM City Bicutan, SM City Manila, and SM City San Lazaro. More SM malls in the metro are lined up for Safety Seals.
The Safety Seal Certification is granted to buildings and establishments that are compliant with the Minimum Public Health Standards such as proper wearing of face shield and face mask, disinfection, and use of accredited contact tracing app such as Mandatrack for Mandaluyong City and StaySafe.ph application.
It is an inter-agency safety program by the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), Department of Health (DOH), Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Department of Tourism (DOT), and Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).
SM Supermalls continues to prioritize the health and safety of its mallgoers with its compliance with the government’s policies to help stop the spread of the virus.