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Department of Transportation (DOTr) said all passengers traveling through public transport are required to wear face shields starting August 15, 2020.

DOTr Undersecretary for Administrative Service Artemio Tuazon Jr., in a memorandum dated August 3, ordered all transportation sector officials to implement the policy in areas where public transport is permitted.

The mandatory wearing of face shields is on top of other health protocols such as the wearing of face masks and observing physical distancing.

“As instructed by the Secretary, this is to mandate all officials/heads of various transportation sectors to enjoin within their respective jurisdictions the mandatory wearing of face shields (aside from face masks) for ALL passengers in areas where public transportation is allowed, effective on 15 August 2020,” the memorandum reads.

Face shield required in sea travel

Wearing a face shield is also required during sea travel starting Friday, August 7.

Vice Admiral Narciso Vingson Jr., the assistant secretary for Maritime, directed the Maritime Industry Authority (Marina), Philippine Ports Authority, Cebu Port Authority, and the Philippine Coast Guard to implement the “No-Face-Shield, No-RIde” to implement the same policy.

“In this regard, all concerned are tasked to issue the necessary announcements to properly inform the riding public,” Vingson said in the memorandum.

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque earlier said in a taped briefing that wearing face shields would be one of the minimum health standards that would be imposed as

part of “conditionalities” in maintaining Metro Manila and Calabarzon under general community quarantine.

“Ito ang hugas kamay, suot ng mask, at social distancing. At pagsuot na rin po ng face shield,” Roque said.

(The new minimum health standard is washing of hands, wearing of face masks, social distancing, and the wearing of face shield.)

The Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases’ (IATF) resolution, meanwhile, did not include wearing a face shield for Metro Manila and Calabarzon. Roque then clarified he just “recommended” the measure.

Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez also said wearing face shields is not yet required, but the IATF guidelines may soon mandate it.

Lopez said using face shields on top of face masks will increase protection from the virus for up to over 90 percent since the coronavirus spreads through respiratory droplets.

https://philippineslifestyle.com/commuters-required-to-wear-face-shields-starting-august-15-dotr/

 

 

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lamoe

The face shield foam padding causes head to sweat - attached cloth band - helps

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Kreole

Wow!  The government is now going to provide free face shields for all passengers on public transportation to ease the financial burden it has already imposed on them by indefinitely extending the longest lockdown in the world. 

Nooooooooo.  All passengers must now buy their own face shield or be banned from public transportation.   

 

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East Saxon
3 minutes ago, sierra01 said:

Hazmat suits next?

You jest but this is the Philippines anything is possible.

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Mandatory wearing of face shield for public land transport temporarily suspended — LTFRB

Cebu Daily News


 

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Kreole
3 hours ago, Raven said:

Mandatory wearing of face shield for public land transport temporarily suspended — LTFRB

Cebu Daily News


 

They probably got a huge backlash. 

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Headshot

Has anybody been in a grab car or a taxi in the Cebu metro area lately? They have clear plastic sheets completely separating the driver from the passengers anyway. What would be the point of wearing a face shield under those circumstances?

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Its getting better and better...

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Diamla said that starting August 15 all passengers are no longer allowed to talk to anyone inside the PUJ. "He or she is not even allowed to use his or her mobile phone while riding a PUJ," he added.

Mindanao Daily

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Semper paratus

Ceres bus says no shield, no ride on Negros Oriental & wherever ???? They make their own rules. Starts Monday I think, maybe before.

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Fish Sandwich

https://cebudailynews.inquirer.net/332162/face-shield-required-in-mcia

Face shield use required at MCIA

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Guests and passengers of the Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA) will already be required to wear face shields starting August 15.

Airport authorities, in a public advisory issued on August 7, announced that they will be requiring all individuals entering the MCIA premises to equip themselves with face shields.

The advisory said that this is in line with the Department of Transportation (DOTr) memorandum directing all individuals who will be boarding all types of public transportation to wear face shields.

“In compliance with the mandate of the Department of Transportation (DOTr), all passengers departing and arriving through Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) are required to wear face shields, together with face masks, starting 15 August 2020 at 00:01,” the MCIA advisory reads.

“All other individuals, including airport staff, meters, and greeters, are also required to wear face shields and face masks while on airport premises,” it added.

MCIA authorities are also asking for the public’s cooperation in complying with health protocols that are being implemented at the airport.

“The well-being of passengers and staff remains MCIA’s topmost priority in this continuing global battle against COVID-19,” the advisory said. / dcb


Read more: https://cebudailynews.inquirer.net/332162/face-shield-required-in-mcia#ixzz6UWiN92aZ

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rfm010

Would this count?  Technically it's a mask not a shield but it doesnt qualfy as a proper mask because exhalation isnt filtered.  I just dont want to be underdressed. 

Decathlon_Easybreath_snorkel_mask.jpg

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SkyMan

Maybe wrap cellophane around your head. 

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