The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) Region 10 recently mandated all public utility vehicle (PUV) operators and passengers to use the StaySafe.ph contact tracing application.
According to Memorandum Circular No. 2021-041, with an effective date of June 21, the board is requiring all PUV operators to shift their contact tracing method from the manual forms to the mobile app. This is in line with the resolution issued by the government’s pandemic task force last year that requires public transportation units to secure a Safety Seal, which includes the integration of the StaySafe app in their operations.
Operators are given 30 days to comply with the following guidelines:
- Register in the app and create their own QR code.
- Display the QR code at the entrance door and inside the vehicle for the convenience of passengers.
- Require all passengers to use the code when boarding the vehicle.
- Make the data available to the LTFRB when needed.
- Coordinate with the StaySafe app for assistance in collecting and using data collected in contact tracing.
“Failure to comply herewith shall be considered a violation of the IATF Health protocols, and the corresponding penalties shall be imposed,” LTFRB stated.
Moreover, the agency also reminded the public regarding its strict implementation of the “7 Commandments” in all public transportation as health experts recommend. See the image below.
—(Source: LTFRB Region 10)