Department of Tourism Regulates Hotel Food Deliveries


Manila, Philippines — The Division of Tourism (DOT) in an advisory directed resort operators and their ancillary institutions to submit detailed documentation on their security protocols for his or her meals preparation providers.

The DOT famous that some lodges and different lodging institutions have began to supply their “specialty dishes” by take-out providers and varied on-line meals supply platforms.

Department of Tourism Regulates Hotel Food Deliveries
Division of Tourism Regulates Resort Meals Deliveries

Lodging institutions are at the moment allowed solely to supply primary room providers to its visitors and the ancillary institutions inside the properties’ premises resembling eating places, cafes, bars that aren’t allowed to function underneath the improved group quarantine (ECQ).

“The required info will assist us implement measures to make sure compliance with security protocols of the Division of Well being (DOH) underneath the brand new regular for the well-being of most people,” stated Undersecretary Arturo P. Boncato, Jr. of Tourism Laws, Coordination and Useful resource Era (TRCRG) in an advisory dated Could 13, 2020, coursed by the Tourism Congress of the Philippines (TCP) and the Philippine Resort House owners Affiliation (PHOA).

The institutions at the moment are required to supply the next knowledge:

  • 1) The graduation date of take-out and supply providers;
  • 2) Process for the acceptance of orders, meals preparations, take-out or supply providers;
  • 3) Security protocols within the kitchen and in interplay with clients;
  • 4) Particulars of manpower devoted to meals preparation operations; and
  • 5) Quantity and designation of checked-in visitors (whether or not overseas, long-staying visitors, OFWs underneath quarantine, or staff in important institutions.

Upon compliance, the DOT shall subject a certification to the involved lodging institution providing such service.

Pursuant to DOT Administrative Order (AO) No. 2020-001-B, titled the Amended Implementing Guidelines and Laws on the Lodging Institutions In the course of the Enhanced Group Quarantine, ancillary institutions inside the premises, resembling eating places, cafes, bars, gaming areas, and the like shall not be allowed to function, and kitchen could solely function to organize and distribute packed meals for in-house visitors who choose for a similar.

Below the Modified Enhanced Group Quarantine (MECQ), meals preparation and water refilling for take-out and supply are among the many enterprise allowed to function.

The DOT has secured 40,288 resort rooms to accommodate returning abroad Filipino staff (OFWs) and seafarers for his or her necessary 14-day quarantine over the previous 4 weeks.

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