New Community Quarantine Classification from June 16-30, 2021

Manila, Philippines – President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on Monday announced the approval of the recommendation of Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) the shift of Metro Manila and Bulacan from General Community Quarantine (GCQ) “with restrictions” to General Community Quarantine with some restrictions from June 16 to June 30, 2021.

The nearby provinces of Rizal, Laguna, and Cavite will be placed under GCQ with “heightened restrictions”.

The City of Santiago, Ifugao, Cagayan, Apayao, Ifugao, Bataan, Lucena City, Puerto Princesa, Naga City, Iloilo City, IloIlo, Zamboanga City, Zamboanga Sibugay, Zamboanga del Sur, Zamboanga del Norte, Cagayan de Oro City, Davao City, Butuan City, Agusan Del Sur, Dinagat Islands and Surigao Del Sure were placed under Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine due to increasing number of Covid-19 cases that will last until end of June.

Meanwhile, 19 other areas will be placed under Ordinary GCQ. Here is the summary of the new classifications:

MECQ
(June 16-30, 2021)
GCQ
(June 16-30, 2021)
MGCQ
(June 16-30, 2021)
R2: City of Santiago, Cagayan
CAR: Apayao, Ifugao
R3: Bataan
R4-B; Puerto Princesa City
R5: Naga City
R6: Iloilo City, IloIlo
R7: Negros Oriental
R9: Zamboanga City,
Zamboanga Sibugay,
Zamboanga Del Sur,
Zamboanga Del Norte
R10: Cagayan De Oro City
CARAGA: Butuan City,
Agusan Del Sur, Dinagat Islands, Surigao Del Sur
NCR + Bulacan (with some restriction)
R4-A: Rizal, Laguna and Cavite (with heightened restrictions)
CAR: Baguio City, Kalinga, Mountain Province, Abra, Benguet
R2: Isabela, Nueva Vizcaya, Quirino
R4-A: Batangas, Quezon
R10: Iligan City
R11: Davao Del Norte
R12: GenSan City, Sultan Kudarat, Saranggani, Cotabato, South Cotabato
BARMM: Lanao del Sur, Cotabato City
Rest of the Philippines

GCQ With Restrictions Explained

“Itong restriction, ito yong limited number of persons magkain. Whenever there is a grouping of human beings, talaga susundin ninyo social distancing, lahat na,” President Duterte said in a taped speech.

Under the new classification, travel to and travel from NCR Plus shall remain restricted. Dine-in (30%), Gyms (30%), tourist spots and religious gathering shall also remain limited.

GCQ With Heightened Restrictions Explained

Transportation

  • Only the essential travel in and out of NCR Plus are allowed.
  • Public transportation is still operational provided that the capacities and protocols is in accordance with the guidelines of the Department of Transportation (DOT).
  • Use of active transportation shall be promoted
  • Individuals from18 years old to 65 years old is allowed to leave their homes in GCQ areas with heightened restrictions.

Dine-In

  • Individuals from18 years old to 65 years old is allowed to leave their homes in GCQ areas with heightened restrictions.

Tourist Spots

  • 30% with strict adherence to minimum public health standards maybe opened for outdoor tourist spots.

Specialized Markets of Department of Tourism

“Further allowed in the NCR Plus are specialized markets of the Department of Tourism (DOT) following the minimum public health standards and implementation of protocols and restrictions as set by the DOT,” said Sec. Roque.

Religious Gatherings

  • 30% venue capacity is allowed in Religious gatherings, gatherings for necrological services, wakes, inurnment and funerals.

Others

  •  30% capacity is allowed in GCQ areas with heightened restrictions for non-contact sports in outdoor contact sports, games, scrimmages. Likewise, 30% capacity is also allowed for personal care services that allow for services not requiring mask removal, such as salons, parlors, beauty clinics and etc.

Allowed in MECQ, GCQ with restriction and Ordinary GCQ

  • Lottery games is temporarily allowed (inclusion in negative list suspended via Reso 115)
  • Areas under GCQ with restriction and GCQ are temporarily allowed in Horse racing with off-track betting (OTB) stations (inclusion in negative list suspended via Reso 114).
  • Areas under MECQ: Outdoor contact sports, games, scrimmages such as individual outdoor exercises (outdoor walks, jogging, running, biking) are allowed within the general area of their residence.
  • Non-contact sports are allowed in areas under GCQ with restrictions and GCQ.
  • Indoor sports courts and venues and indoor tourist attraction is 50% allowed in areas under GCQ.
  • Venues for meetings, conferences, exhibitions is 50% allowed in areas under GCQ. Meanwhile, in areas under GCQ with restriction is 30% allowed (may add up to additional 10% if granted by the safety seal if it used for social events).
  • Personal care services (salons, parlors, beauty clinics and alike.,) is 50% allowed in areas under GCQ. Meanwhile, 40% is allowed only for services not requiring the removal of facemask. May add up to 10% if it is granted by the safety seal in areas under GCQ with restriction.
  • Outdoor tourist attraction is 50% allowed in areas under GCQ. Meanwhile, only 30% is allowed in areas under GCQ with restrictions.
  • Specialized market of the DOT (staycation/DOT accredited accommodations) is allowed in GCQ, while in areas under GCQ with restriction is also allowed but individual must follow MPHS, safety protocols, without age restrictions) Staycation hotels with CAOS – up to 100% venue capacity; other DOT-accredited accommodation establishments – 30%; with LGU oversight.
  • Indoor dining is are allowed in GCQ and GCQ with restriction but only 50% and 30% capacity are allowed respectively.
  • Outdoor dining (Al fresco) is 50% allowed in GCQ with restriction.
  • Religious Activities, wakes, weddings, baptism is 10% allowed in areas under MECQ but LGUs may increase up to 30% necrological services, wakes, inurnment, funerals only to immediate family members. Meanwhile, 30% are allowed in areas under GCQ and GCQ with restriction and LGUs can increase up to 50%.
  • Interzonal travel from NCR Plus areas are allowed in areas under GCQ but subject to destination LGU restriction while in areas under GCQ with restriction is also allowed but subject to destination LGU restrictions, For point-to-point travel, allowed age restriction but with testing before travel requirement.
  • Interzonal travel within NCR Plus areas are allowed in all areas.
  • 18 to 65 years old are allowed to go out in areas under MECQ, GCQ with restriction and GCQ.

Not Allowed in MECQ, GCQ with restriction and Ordinary GCQ

  • MECQ, GCQ with restrictions and GCQ are strictly prohibited in entertainment venues (bars, concert halls, theaters, etc.), recreational venues (internet cafes, billiards halls, arcades, etc.), amusement parks, fairs, playgrounds, kiddie rides, and cockfighting.
  • Horse racing with off-track betting is not allowed in areas under MECQ.
  • Indoor sports courts and venues and indoor tourist attraction are not allowed in areas under MECQ and GCQ with restriction.
  • Venues for meetings, conferences, exhibitions are not allowed in areas under MECQ.
  • Personal care services (salons, parlors, beauty clinics and alike.,) is not allowed in areas under MECQ.
  • Outdoor tourist attraction is not allowed in areas under MECQ.
  • Specialized market of the DOT (staycation/DOT accredited accommodations) is not allowed in areas under MECQ.
  • Indoor dining is not also allowed in areas under MECQ.
  • Outdoor dining (Al fresco) are not applicable in areas under MECQ and GCQ.
  • Interzonal travel from NCR Plus areas are not allowed but only limited to APOR only.

Not Allowed in GCQ with heightened restrictions

GCQ areas with heightened restrictions are strictly prohibited in entertainment venues (bars, concert halls, theaters, etc.), recreational venues (internet cafes, billiards halls, arcades, etc.), amusement parks, fairs, playgrounds, kiddie rides, indoor sports courts and venues and indoor tourist attractions; venues for meetings, conferences.

Interzonal travel from NCR Plus shall not be allowed in GCQ areas with heightened restrictions except those who are under Authorized Persons Outside Residence (APORs).

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