What Malls are Open Today? Mall Hours and Reopening Guidelines Under MECQ

Published: May 22, 2020 | Updated: July 1, 2020 | Posted by: Venus Zoleta | Lifestyle


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Shopping malls have partially reopened with the easing of government-mandated restrictions in areas under the modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ), from May 16 to 31, 2020 or until further notice.

Expect big changes in your mall experience in the new normal. Complying with the government’s COVID-19 measures, malls in modified ECQ areas are implementing safety protocols such as shortened mall hours and physical distancing measures.

To prevent overcrowding in malls, only non-leisure stores and essential establishments are allowed to operate under the MECQ. These include the following:

  • Supermarkets
  • Restaurants (take-out and delivery only)
  • Banks
  • Drugstores
  • Hardware stores
  • Clothing and accessories stores
  • Bookstores
  • Pet food and supplies stores
  • Gadget stores
  • Mall-based government frontline services

Leisure establishments like cinemas and play areas remain closed throughout the quarantine period.

Here’s a list of open malls in MECQ areas, including their mall schedule and safety guidelines (Note: Mall operating hours may change depending on whether the government lifts the MECQ or reverts to the stricter ECQ).

SM Supermalls

Mall Schedule and Guidelines MECQ - SM Supermalls

SM MECQ Mall Schedule

Here are the SM malls in areas under the modified ECQ that are open daily from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., unless otherwise stated. [1]

SM Malls in Metro Manila

  • S Maison
  • SM Aura Premier (9 a.m. to 7 p.m.)
  • SM by the Bay
  • SM BF Parañaque
  • SM Bicutan
  • SM Center Las Piñas
  • SM Center Muntinlupa (11 a.m. to 6 p.m.)
  • SM Center Pasig
  • SM Center Sangandaan
  • SM Cherry Congressional
  • SM Cherry Shaw
  • SM East Ortigas
  • SM Fairview
  • SM Mall of Asia
  • SM Manila
  • SM Marikina
  • SM Megamall
  • SM North EDSA
  • SM Novaliches
  • SM Savemore Nagtahan
  • SM San Lazaro
  • SM Southmall
  • SM Sta. Mesa
  • SM Sucat
  • SM Valenzuela
  • The Podium

SM Malls in North Luzon

  • SM Baliwag
  • SM Cabanatuan (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
  • SM Center Pulilan
  • SM Clark
  • SM Marilao
  • SM Megacenter Cabanatuan (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
  • SM Pampanga
  • SM San Fernando Downtown
  • SM San Jose del Monte
  • SM Savemore Apalit
  • SM Telabastagan

SM Malls in South Luzon

  • SM Calamba
  • SM San Pablo
  • SM Santa Rosa

SM Mall Reopening Guidelines Under MECQ

  • No quarantine pass, no entry
  • Temperature checks and disinfecting foot mats at entrances
  • Rubbing alcohol dispensers at entrances and restrooms
  • Required wearing of face mask and social distancing of at least 1 meter at all times
  • Strictly no loitering
  • One step apart on escalators
  • Half-capacity operation of elevators
  • One-way movement in aisles, with directional arrows on the floors to prevent close contact
  • Motorcycles parked in every other slot
  • No free Wi-Fi
  • Thorough cleaning and disinfection of malls (especially grocery carts and baskets, toilets, and handrails) before opening, throughout mall hours, and after closing
  • Sanitation of restrooms every 30 minutes
  • Reopening protocol officers to reinforce the measures
  • Face masks and shield for employees
  • Rapid testing for all SM employees and frontliners such as security guards and janitors

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Ayala Malls

Mall Schedule and Guidelines MECQ - Ayala Malls

Ayala MECQ Mall Schedule

Here are the Ayala Malls that have re-opened, most of which are operating from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. unless otherwise stated. [2]

Ayala Malls in Metro Manila

  • Alabang Town Center (11 a.m. to 6 p.m.)
  • Ayala Malls Circuit
  • Ayala Malls Cloverleaf
  • Ayala Malls Feliz
  • Ayala Malls Manila Bay
  • Ayala Malls Marikina
  • Ayala Malls The 30th
  • Ayala Malls Vertis North
  • Ayala North Exchange
  • Bonifacio High Street (10 a.m. to 7 p.m.)
  • Fairview Terraces
  • Glorietta
  • Greenbelt
  • Market! Market!
  • Serendra (10 a.m. to 7 p.m.)
  • TriNoma
  • U.P. Town Center

Ayala Malls in Luzon

  • Harbor Point
  • MarQuee Mall
  • Pavilion Mall (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
  • Solenad

Ayala Mall Reopening Guidelines Under MECQ

  • No face mask, no entry
  • Temperature checks at entrances (No entry if your temperature is 37.5°C and above)
  • No entry for people below 21 years old and senior citizens, except for buying essential goods or for work in Ayala mall establishments
  • ID with birthdate required at entrances
  • 1-meter distance apart from other shoppers
  • Floor guides to ensure a safe distance between customers in queues
  • Rubbing alcohol and hand sanitizers available
  • Thorough cleaning and regular sanitation of restrooms and all high-touch surfaces, with UV disinfection in escalator handrails
  • Two passengers only in elevators at any given time (Priority for senior citizens, PWDs, and pregnant women)
  • One step apart and keep right on escalators, with foot markers
  • Food merchants required to provide proper covers to protect food items
  • Only disposable cups for take-out to be provided (Use of personal cups/tumblers not allowed)
  • No product testing
  • No fitting of clothing items
  • Wearing of proper PPE for mall staff
  • Regular sterilization of escalator handrails
  • DELIVEReasY online personal shopping and delivery service via My Kuya app to reduce the number of shoppers in Ayala malls

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Robinsons Malls

Robinsons MECQ Mall Schedule

Select Robinsons malls are open from Monday to Sunday at different times during the MECQ. [3]

Robinsons Malls in Metro Manila

  • Robinsons Forum – 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Robinsons Galleria Ortigas – 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Robinsons Place Las Piñas – 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Robinsons Magnolia – 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Monday to Thursday) | 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Friday to Sunday)
  • Robinsons Metro East – 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Robinsons Malls in Luzon

  • Robinsons Galleria South – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Robinsons Place Los Baños – 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Robinsons Place Malolos – 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Robinsons Mall Reopening Guidelines Under MECQ

  • No face mask, no entry
  • Temperature screening at entrances (No entry for those with 37.6°C temperature and above)
  • Reduced number of entrances to avoid overcrowding
  • Sanitizing mats at entrances
  • Rubbing alcohol and hand sanitizers available
  • Social distancing of at least 1 meter apart at entrances, restrooms, ATMs and stores (with floor markings in restrooms, hallways, and queuing areas
  • Three-step gap at escalators
  • Limited access to elevators, with a three-step gap between people inside
  • Disinfection of all areas
  • Centralized pick-up point for establishments with pick-up/delivery service
  • Online personal shopping and delivery services via MyKuya app to reduce the number of shoppers in Robinsons malls

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Megaworld Lifestyle Malls

Megaworld MECQ Mall Schedule [4]

  • Alabang West Parade – 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • California Garden Square – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Eastwood City – 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Lucky Chinatown – 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Paseo Center – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • San Lorenzo Place Mall – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Southwoods Mall – 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • The Village Square Alabang – 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Three Central Mall – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Megaworld Lifestyle Mall Reopening Guidelines Under MECQ

  • Only people 21 to 59 years old will be allowed to enter (Present your ID upon entry.)
  • Thermal scanning and footbath at all entrances
  • Face mask required for all guests, store personnel, and mall employees at all times
  • Social distancing of 3 feet apart within mall premises and in queues at ATMs, concierge, cashiers, and restrooms
  • Social Distancing Ambassadors to closely monitor 3-feet physical distancing
  • Rubbing alcohol and hand sanitizers available
  • Sanitation of elevator and parking card push buttons every 30 minutes
  • Sanitation of parking cards before deployment at the card dispenser
  • Tire bath for all vehicles before entering parking facilities
  • Deep cleaning of restrooms, common areas, door handles, and handrails at all times
  • UV light disinfection of escalator handrails
  • No dine-in in all food establishments
  • Cashless transaction with designated pick-up counters and drive-thru stations for takeout orders and deliveries
  • Air-conditioning at 26°C
  • No free Wi-Fi
  • Rapid testing for all Megaworld mall employees and frontliners, including janitors and security guards

Araneta City Malls

Araneta MECQ Mall Schedule

Ali Mall, Farmers Plaza, and Gateway Mall are open daily from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. until further notice. [5]

Araneta City Mall Reopening Guidelines Under MECQ

  • No face mask, no entry
  • No quarantine pass or company ID, no entry
  • Temperature checks and foot disinfectant baths at entrances (No entry for those with 37.6°C or higher temperature)
  • Hand sanitizers/alcohol dispensers and information materials in key areas
  • At least 1-meter distance (with signages and floor markings) between persons
  • Two-step gap at escalators
  • Only senior citizens, PWDs, and pregnant women allowed in elevators
  • Regular sanitation/disinfection of common areas and mall exteriors

Ortigas Malls

Mall Schedule and Guidelines MECQ - Ortigas Malls

Ortigas MECQ Mall Schedule

Estancia, Greenhills, and Tiendesitas malls are open daily from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m[6]

Meanwhile, Industria Mall is opening only a few essential establishments during the modified ECQ period:

  • BDO (ATM only) – 24/7
  • Qiqi Mart – 9:30 a.m. to 2 a.m.
  • Crystal Clear – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Bon Appetea – 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Starbucks – 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Yang Chow – 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • The Dog Spa Hotel – No schedule indicated
  • Wheedle Laundry – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Ortigas Mall Reopening Guidelines Under MECQ

  • No face mask, no entry
  • Required documents for entry:
    • Pasig residents – Permit to Leave Premises (PLP) or Brgy Quarantine Pass (QP)
    • Non-Pasig residents – QP or proof of exemption (Certificate of Employment and company ID)
  • Controlled foot traffic inside malls
  • Thermal scanning and sanitizing pads at all entrances
  • Rubbing alcohol available at all counters
  • Social distancing of at least 2 meters
  • Three-step gap between people on escalators
  • Regular sanitation of surfaces and escalator handrails
  • Online personal shopping service via MyKuya app to reduce the number of shoppers in Ortigas malls

Rockwell Malls

Rockwell MECQ Mall Schedule

Power Plant Mall, The Arton Strip, and The Grove by Rockwell are open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Marketplace, 7-Eleven, and some restaurants and banks open earlier between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. [7]

Rockwell Mall Reopening Guidelines Under MECQ

  • No face mask and ID, no entry
  • Temperature checks and sanitizing footbath mat at entrances (No entry for those with 37.6°C or higher temperature)
  • No entry for people below age 21 (except for medical appointments)
  • Senior citizens, PWDs, and pregnant women are allowed entry alone or with only one companion only for buying essential goods, transacting at banks, or medical appointments
  • Use of hand sanitizer upon entry in every store is required.
  • Floor markers and mall security personnel near all restrooms, elevators, and escalators to aid in enforcing social distancing of at least 2 meters
  • UV sterilization of escalator handrails
  • Six-step gap on escalators
  • Limited elevator passenger capacity – four passengers at a time for Power Plant Mall and two passengers at a time for The Grove Retail Row and Arton Strip
  • Regular disinfection of common areas using UVC germicidal lamps after mall hours
  • Only four people at a time are allowed inside restrooms
  • Disinfection of all cubicles, countertops, and sinks in restrooms after every use
  • Disinfection of fitting rooms after each use and sanitation of unpurchased items
  • Daily health checks and required PPE for all mall employees
  • Reduced number of guests in each store
  • Disinfecting routines for merchandise
  • No sampling of products
  • Rockwell In & Out online service for safer and faster pick-up of store and restaurant orders at Power Plant Mall

Starmalls

Mall Schedule and Guidelines MECQ - Starmalls

Starmall MECQ Schedule

Four Starmall branches in modified ECQ areas are open during the period. [8]

  • Starmall Alabang – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Starmall EDSA-Shaw – 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Starmall San Jose del Monte – 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Starmall Talisay – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Starmall Reopening Guidelines Under MECQ

  • No face mask and quarantine pass, no entry
  • Only guests aged 21 to 59 may enter (Valid ID with birthdate required at entrances for age verification)
  • Temperature check and footbath at entrances
  • Rubbing alcohol available
  • Social distancing of 1-2 meters along hallways and in queues (with floor stickers as a guide)
  • Three-step gap on escalators
  • Escalator sterilization
  • Floor markers in elevators to ensure the proper distance between passengers
  • One cubicle/urinal apart in restrooms
  • Roving security personnel to monitor social distancing compliance of guests

Vista Malls

Vista Mall MECQ Schedule

These Vista Malls in modified ECQ areas are partially reopening. [9]

  • Evia Lifestyle Center – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Vista Mall Bataan – 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Vista Mall Lakefront – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Vista Mall Las Piñas – 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Vista Mall Malolos – 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Vista Mall Pampanga – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Vista Mall Sta. Rosa – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Vista Mall Taguig – 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Vista Mall Reopening Guidelines Under MECQ

  • No face mask, no entry
  • Unified Quarantine Pass and/or proof of exemption required for entry at Vista Mall Taguig
  • Temperature check and footbath at entrances (No entry for those with 37.6°C or higher temperature)
  • Only guests aged 21 to 59 may enter (Valid ID with birthdate required at entrances for age verification)
  • Separate entrance and exit doors
  • Rubbing alcohol and hand sanitizer dispensers at mall entrances and common areas
  • Strict physical distancing of at least 2 meters
  • Regular disinfection of common areas
  • Disinfection of elevator buttons, ATMs, and other high-contact areas every 30 minutes
  • Hourly sanitation of restrooms (including door handles, locks, faucet, and other high-contact areas), mall clinic, and breastfeeding and pumping station
  • UV sterilization of escalator handrails
  • Three-step gap on escalators
  • Limited passenger capacity in elevators, with floor stickers to enforce social distancing
  • Dedicated trash bins for face mask and glove disposal
  • Air-conditioning at 26°C
  • No free Wi-Fi

Shangri-La Plaza

Shangri-La MECQ Mall Schedule

Shangri-La malls are open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.[10]

Shangri-La Mall Reopening Guidelines Under MECQ

  • No face mask, no entry
  • Temperature check and sanitizing mat at entrances
  • Required use of hand sanitizers before entry
  • Floor markers to implement social distancing of at least 2 meters in queues
  • Elevators limited to four passengers
  • Three-step gap on escalators
  • Rubbing alcohol and hand sanitizers around the mall
  • Enhanced and increased frequency of sanitation
  • Emergency Response Group around the mall

Festival Mall

Festival Mall MECQ Schedule: 

Festival Mall in Alabang is open at 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.[11]

Festival Mall Reopening Guidelines Under MECQ

  • No face mask, no entry
  • Only customers aged 21 to 59 with quarantine pass and valid ID can enter.
  • Temperature check upon entry
  • Rubbing alcohol at entrances
  • Strict social distancing measures
  • Frequent sanitation of the mall and its common areas

Fisher Mall Quezon Avenue

Mall Schedule and Guidelines MECQ - Fisher Mall Quezon Avenue

Fisher Mall MECQ Schedule: 

Fisher Mall in Quezon Avenue opens at 7 a.m. until 6 p.m.[12]

Fisher Mall Reopening Guidelines Under MECQ

  • No face mask, no entry
  • No quarantine pass and valid ID, no entry (Only an ID is required for frontliners.)
  • Only customers aged 21 to 59 are allowed to enter
  • Temperature scanning and use of foot bath upon entry
  • Sanitizers available at entrances, escalators, and on elevator landings
  • Limited number of customers allowed in stores, queues, elevators, and escalators
  • Strict social distancing of at least 2 meters

Ever Gotesco Commonwealth

Ever Gotesco MECQ Mall Schedule: 

Ever Gotesco opens at 10 a.m. until 7 p.m.[13]

Ever Gotesco Mall Reopening Guidelines Under MECQ

  • No face mask and quarantine pass, no entry
  • Temperature checks at entrances
  • Compliance to social distancing at all times
  • Sanitation and health protocols
  • Daily monitoring of all Ever employees’ activities, health, and well-being
  • Mass testing for mall frontliners

Final Thoughts

Despite the more relaxed MECQ rules and the partial reopening of malls, we shouldn’t be all too complacent with our health and safety. You can check if there is any pabili services within your area. It’s better to stay at home than go to the mall if you don’t have any important and urgent business to take care of. If you really need to go, plan your errands and check the mall schedule to avoid making frequent trips. And when you’re in the mall, observe all the safety guidelines—your cooperation will certainly help control the COVID-19 spread in the country.

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