Children ages 5 above now allowed to go outdoors in MGCQ & GCQ

MANILA, Philippines – The Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) now allows children age 5 and above to go outdoors for those areas under Modified General Community Quarantine (MGCQ) and General Community Quarantine (GCQ).

Presidential Harry Roque said,

In a meeting, IATF has “allowed children, ages 5 and above, under the risk classification of Modified General Community Quarantine (MGCQ) and General Community Quarantine (GCQ), except those under heightened restrictions, to go to outdoor areas”

What are the places allowed?

Roque said that the places where kids will be allowed include parks, playgrounds, beaches, biking and hiking trails, outdoor tourist site and attractions, among others. To quote,

The places where they are allowed “shall be limited to parks, playgrounds, beaches, biking and hiking trails, outdoor tourist sites and attractions as may be defined by the Department of Tourism, outdoor non-contact sports courts and venues, and al-fresco dining establishments in the previously mentioned areas”

What are the places not allowed for kids?

Though they are allowed outdoors, kids are still restricted to malls and similar establishments.

“Mixed-use indoor/outdoor buildings and facilities such as malls and similar establishments are not included in the allowed outdoor areas for children”

Though IATF eases the restrictions for kids, they still reminded to still observe the standard health protocols:

To quote,

“Children must be supervised by adults and observe minimum public health standards, such as wearing of face masks and social distancing”

Your Reactions

What can you say about the decision of IATF allowing the children to go out? Feel free to post your comments below:

2 comments… add one
  • Wayne Plaza Jul 9, 2021 @ 15:01

    As much as possible much better if the children will not go too much far places since it’s still risky to expose them for travel. The enemy is unseen while the cases keeps on increasing. Let’s wait until the situation comes back to normal. Just give them a unique treat at home at the moment.

  • Annaliza Deposoy Jul 9, 2021 @ 18:18

    Sana ibalita s news.. nagtry ako today s may MOA seaside. Open ung place so i was hopinh pede na.. kaso nde pdin daw.. mukang nde sila updated

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