Advisory on COVID-19 Pandemic & BCP Checklist

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*updated Mar 23,2020

Our Dear Members,

On behalf of the PRA Board of Directors, we would like to inform you that the PRA is already in discussion on ways on how the association can help our members in whatever way we can, through different representations and coordination with relevant government agencies  amidst this COVID-19 Pandemic. We shall  also make representation with our member shopping center/mall operators on possible concessions they can extend to help our member retailers, specially the SMEs. We will update our members on developments in this regard .

We assure you that the PRA’s top priority is to  help and protect our members — and by extension, the local retail industry as a whole —  in this very challenging time.

Accordingly, we find it helpful to share with you a Business Continuity Plan (BCP) Checklist for COVID-19  from MAP (Management Association of the Phils) . The BCP Checklist is brief but comprehensive and while it applies particularly to service-oriented businesses, it is applicable to other organizations as well. We are also compiling relevant (and official)  issuances from relevant  government agencies and organizations that may help you during this time. This will be accessible at https://bit.ly/39YtAPr. Please note that this is updated from time to time to provide you with the latest information and data.

It is a tough and a very difficult time for all of us, but we remind everyone that if we work together and remain calm, clear-headed and steadfast —  and pray —  we can overcome this adversity.

Your PRA is always at your service.  Thank you and God bless! Keep safe and healthy!