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As businesses reopen in GCQ areas, this is the new normal for Toyota dealers

See photos of what the automaker is doing to ensure public safety

Face masks and social distancing are now mandatory. PHOTO FROM TOYOTA

With certain businesses in GCQ (general community quarantine) areas now allowed to reopen, many are wondering whether it’s now truly safe to visit these establishments. That includes automotive dealerships, which are expected to receive many customers in the coming days as countless vehicles already need servicing. To assure the public that its showrooms and service centers are not health hazards, Toyota Motor Philippines has sent photos showing the precautionary measures it is now being implemented by its dealers.

These measures follow protocols established by the Department of Health and the World Health Organization, and require dealers to regularly disinfect the premises, rearrange the layout of common areas, and grant entry only to people with face masks.

“While we are facing challenging times, this also presents an opportunity to come back better and stronger, to review our current processes and find improvements, to constantly provide ever-better products and services, and to make the lives of our team members, customers and partners safer and more convenient,” TMP president Atsuhiro Okamoto says in a press statement. “The new normal will take a while to get used to, but together we can overcome this. Stay home, stay safe and please observe precautionary measures if you need to go out. We are working hard to prepare our dealerships and ensure that everyone will be safe upon their visit. We look forward to serving our valued customers again. See you at our dealerships.”

As you read this, the following Toyota dealerships in GCQ areas all over the country have already resumed their operations:


  • Toyota La Union
  • Toyota Isabela
  • Toyota Tuguegarao
  • Toyota Calapan
  • Toyota Puerto Princesa
  • Toyota Camarines Sur


  • Toyota Roxas
  • Toyota Negros Occidental
  • Toyota Tagbilaran
  • Toyota Tacloban
  • Toyota Calbayog
  • Toyota Dumaguete
  • Toyota Aklan


  • Toyota Cagayan de Oro
  • Toyota Iligan
  • Toyota Valencia
  • Toyota General Santos
  • Toyota Kidapawan
  • Toyota Butuan

Check out the pictures sent by Toyota from the above-mentioned dealerships.

It is good to see the market leader also leading the way in ensuring the safety of its customers. PHOTOS FROM TOYOTA

Vernon B. Sarne

Vernon is the founder and editor-in-chief of VISOR. He has been an automotive journalist since July 1995. He became one by serendipity, walking into the office of a small publishing company and applying for a position he had no idea was for a local car magazine. God has watched over him throughout his humble journey. He writes the ‘Spoiler’ column.