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March 14, 2020

Expect Thermal Scans, Manned Checkpoints Says SMC Tollways

SMC Tollways has expressed its full cooperation with the Philippine government’s decision to implement necessary measures against the spread of COVID-19.

While the toll operator behind SLEX, Skyway, STAR Tollway is still waiting for the finalized Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) surrounding the quarantine period for Metro Manila, this is what motorists can expect starting Sunday, March 15 at 12:00 AM.
  • Checkpoints, manned by military and police personnel at designated areas.
  • Motorists will be asked to present their identification cards (company ID, etc.) to show they work in Metro Manila.
  • Thermal scanners will be used to check people’s temperatures.
With these guidelines in place, SMC Tollways says expect to encounter delays.

For its part, SMC Tollways has also heightened their safety measures against COVID-19. Tellers and traffic personnel on duty are required to wear face masks and surgical gloves, toll booths and patrol vehicles are sanitized before and after each shift, and finally, alcohol dispensers are made available at toll plazas and other SMC Tollways facilities.

Moreover, SMC Tollways encourages motorists to use the cashless RFID electronic toll payment facility.

During the entire community quarantine period, vital construction and maintenance work will continue at the toll roads.

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