The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), and the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) issued Joint Advisory No. 20-01, Series of 2020, or the “Implementation of New Policy Directions as the Country’s Policy Shifts from Total Risk Avoidance to Risk Management and on the Further Re-opening of the Economy” (Joint Advisory).
Adjustment of Curfew Hours
Local government units are enjoined to ease curfew hours, e.g., from midnight up to 4:00 AM, and implement the same in accordance with the applicable local ordinance.
Implementation of Multiple and Staggered Work Shifts
Business establishments are enjoined to adopt multiple and staggered work shifts, such as scheduling the start of work at 7:00 AM, 8:00 AM, 9:00 AM, etc. This is to allow more workers to report to work while maintaining physical distancing, easing the demand for public transportation, and decongesting the roads. However, employers are still encouraged to implement work-from-home and other flexible work arrangements.