McDonald’s Philippines will give incentives such as food discounts to those vaccinated against COVID-19.
“We want to incentivize the consumers who get vaccinated, pasasalamat ito ng over 130 restaurant brands, dahil nagpabakuna ka, magbibigay ng discount ang iba-ibang restaurants na ito,” said Margot Torres, managing director of McDonald’s Philippines.
On June 1, the discount program of McDonald’s will be launched for all those who have been vaccinated.
The private sector and the Department of Trade and Industry are pushing for the use of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) “vaccine pass” for the entry of customers into indoor establishments such as restaurants.
According to Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship Joey Concepcion, he is pushing for a standard vaccine pass that establishments can use to entice the population to get vaccinated.
That is, it will allow some restaurants to accept customers with a vaccine passport.
McDonald’s Philippines to give discount to customers vaccinated against COVID-19
“[For example] I would like to go to a restaurant… They have to have strict rules, I will enter there, kung everyone there [has] taken the vaccine,” said Concepcion.
Concepcion stressed that there is a need to be vaccinated and having it will help to entice people to get vaccinated against COVID-19 if they want to go indoor dining or shopping for example.
Department of Trade and Industry Secretary Ramon Lopez confirmed that they plan to issue a vaccine pass.
“Yes. That has been in the plan as discussed with the restaurant group, and being studied as to timing and protocols. The new variants still pose risks so we need to reopen indoors very gradually,” said Lopez.
The Resto.ph group, on the other hand, requested that the proposal be continued so that seniors can enter various establishments.
“We are hopeful our national government and LGU can consider adopting a Vaccine Pass System, to allow the vaccinated, including over 65 years old, to have access to indoor dining, gyms, spas and movies. Regardless of quarantine restrictions, the vaccinated should have unlimited access to open businesses,” the group said in a statement.