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A tarpaulin poster reminding the general public to put on face masks is put in on the busy nook of Quezon Avenue and Agham Road in Quezon City. With COVID-19 instances in Metro Manila stays excessive, the Department of Health says folks shouldn’t be complacent and proceed observing minimal well being and security protocols. This photograph was taken in June 2021. (File photograph by NIÑO JESUS ORBETA / Philippine Daily Inquirer)

MANILA, Philippines — The Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of the Emerging Infectious Diseases launched on Monday an inventory of companies institutions and activities that might be allowed in Metro Manila as soon as its native authorities models begin the pilot run on of granular lockdowns and new alert level system on Sept. 16.

READ: Metro Manila to start pilot run of new COVID-19 alert level system on Sept. 16 

Under the new alert system, figuring out which activities are allowed will rely on the so-called 3Cs: Will the exercise be performed in areas that are closed, crowded, or will permit shut contact?

Here’s the listing categorized under the alert ranges, from probably the most lenient to the strictest:

Alert Level 1

All individuals could interact in all activities and institutions could function at full capability — supplied that they comply with minimal public well being requirements. The exceptions are these in areas under a granular lockdown.

Alert Level 2

The following institutions or activities are allowed to function at a most of fifty % on-site or venue capability (aside from these in areas under a granular lockdown):

  • indoor customer or vacationer sights, libraries, archives, museums, galleries, and cultural reveals and displays
  • indoor venues for conferences, incentives, conferences, occasions (MICE)
  • indoor leisure venues with dwell performers resembling karaoke bars, bars, golf equipment, live performance halls, theaters, and cinemas
  • amusement parks or theme parks, festivals (peryas), child amusement venues resembling playgrounds, playroom, and kiddie journey locations
  • indoor leisure venues resembling web cafes, billiard halls, amusement arcades, bowling alleys, and comparable venues
  • indoor restricted nose to nose or in-person lessons, examinations, and different education-related activities in any respect ranges
  • casinos, horse racing, cockfighting and operation of cockpits, lottery and betting outlets, and different gaming institutions
  • in-person spiritual gatherings
  • gatherings for necrological companies, wakes, inurnment, and funerals for many who died of causes aside from COVID-19
  • social occasions resembling, however not restricted to, concert events and events, marriage ceremony receptions, engagement events, marriage ceremony anniversaries, debut and birthday events, household reunions, and bridal or child showers, and gatherings at residences with any particular person outdoors of 1’s instant family
  • indoor dine-in companies of meals preparation institutions resembling commissaries, eating places, and eateries
  • indoor sports activities courts or venues, health studios, gyms, spas or different indoor leisure facilities or services, and swimming swimming pools
  • private care companies which embrace magnificence salons, magnificence parlors, medical aesthetic clinics, beauty or derma clinics, make-up salons, nail spas, reflexology, aesthetics, wellness, and holistic facilities, and different comparable institutions; acupuncture and electrocautery institutions, and therapeutic massage remedy together with sports activities remedy institutions

Other institutions or activities in areas not included within the listing above and are not coated by granular lockdowns could function at 100% on-site or venue/seating capability supplied minimal public well being requirements are adhered to.

Alert Level 3

The following companies and activities are allowed at a most of 30 % on-site or venue capability (aside from these in areas under a granular lockdown):

  • indoor customer or vacationer sights, libraries, archives, museums, galleries, and cultural reveals and displays
  • indoor venues for conferences, incentives, conferences, occasions (MICE)
  • indoor leisure venues resembling web cafes, billiard halls, amusement arcades, bowling alleys, and comparable venues
  • indoor nose to nose or in-person examinations accredited by the IATF
  • casinos, horse racing, cockfighting and operation of cockpits, lottery and betting outlets, and different gaming institutions
  • in-person spiritual gatherings
  • gatherings for necrological companies, wakes, inurnment, and funerals for many who died of causes aside from COVID-19
  • social occasions resembling however not restricted to concert events and events, marriage ceremony receptions, engagement events, marriage ceremony anniversaries, debut and birthday events, household reunions, and bridal or child showers, motorcades, and gatherings at residences with any particular person outdoors of 1’s instant family
  • indoor dine-in companies of meals preparation institutions resembling commissaries, eating places, and eateries
  • indoor sports activities courts or venues, health studios, gyms, spas or different indoor leisure facilities or services, and swimming swimming pools
  • private care companies which embrace magnificence salons, magnificence parlors, medical aesthetic clinics, beauty or derma clinics, make-up salons, nail spas, reflexology, aesthetics, wellness, and holistic facilities, and different comparable institutions; acupuncture and electrocautery institutions, and therapeutic massage remedy together with sports activities remedy institutions and institutions offering tanning companies, physique piercings, tattooing, and comparable companies

The operation of the next stay prohibited:

  • indoor leisure venues resembling cinemas, and venues with dwell performers resembling karaoke bars, bars, golf equipment, live performance halls, and theaters
  • outside and indoor amusement parks or theme parks, festivals (peryas), child amusement industries resembling playgrounds, playroom, and kiddie journey locations

Other institutions or activities in areas not included within the listing above and are not under granular lockdown could function at 100% capability on-site or venue/seating capability supplied minimal public well being requirements are adopted.

Alert Level 4

The following institutions and activities are not allowed to function:

  • indoor customer or vacationer sights, libraries, archives, museums, galleries, and cultural reveals and displays
  • indoor venues for conferences, incentives, conferences, occasions (MICE)
  • indoor leisure venues resembling cinemas, and venues with dwell performers resembling karaoke bars, bars, golf equipment, live performance halls, and theaters
  • outside and indoor amusement parks or theme parks, festivals (peryas), child amusement industries resembling playgrounds, playroom, and kiddie journey locations
  • indoor leisure venues resembling web cafes, billiard halls, amusement arcades, bowling alleys, and comparable venues
  • indoor restricted nose to nose or in-person lessons, examinations, and different education-related activities in any respect ranges, besides these beforehand accredited by the IATF and/or of the Office of the President
  • casinos, horse racing, cockfighting and operation of cockpits, lottery and betting outlets, and different gaming institutions besides as could also be approved by the IATF or the Office of the President
  • social occasions resembling however not restricted to concert events and events, marriage ceremony receptions, engagement events, marriage ceremony anniversaries, debut and birthday events, household reunions, and bridal or child showers, parades, processions, motorcades, and gatherings at residences with any particular person outdoors of 1’s instant family
  • indoor sports activities courts or venues, health studios, gyms, spas or different indoor leisure facilities or services, and swimming swimming pools
  • all contact sports activities, besides these performed under a bubble-type setup as supplied for under related pointers adopted by the IATF, and accredited by the LGU the place such video games shall be held
  • private care companies, which embrace medical aesthetic clinics, beauty or derma clinics, make-up salons, reflexology, aesthetics, wellness, and holistic facilities, and different comparable institutions; acupuncture and electrocautery institutions, and therapeutic massage remedy together with sports activities remedy institutions and institutions offering tanning companies, physique piercings, tattooing, and comparable companies. Home service for these activities can be not permitted.
  • specialised markets of the Department of Tourism resembling Staycations

Outdoor dine-in companies in eating places and eateries are solely allowed at 30 % venue capability. Indoor dine-in companies are allowed to open at 10 % capability, however they could solely cater to individuals absolutely vaccinated towards COVID-19.

The IATF additionally famous that each one employees of those institutions have to be absolutely vaccinated towards COVID-19. Further, LGUs could lower the allowable capability for these eating places and eateries.

Personal care companies restricted to barbershops, hair spas, nail spas, and sweetness salons are allowed at 30 % capability “if such services are conducted outdoors regardless of vaccination status.” But if these are indoor, the IATF mentioned they could solely function at 10 % capability.

Clients should additionally put on face masks always and all staff must be absolutely vaccinated towards COVID-19.

Regarding in-person spiritual gatherings, 30 % venue capability is allowed if performed outdoor no matter vaccination standing. Only 10 % capability is allowed if performed indoors, supplied they could solely accommodate individuals absolutely vaccinated towards COVID-19.

The IATF famous pastors, clergymen, rabbis, imams, or different spiritual ministers and the assistants of those spiritual congregations have to be absolutely vaccinated towards COVID-19 and should observe minimal public well being requirements.

Gatherings for necrological companies, wakes, inurnment, funerals for many who died of causes aside from COVID-19 are allowed so long as it’s restricted to the instant members of the family. The IATF didn’t point out the venue capability allowed for these gatherings.

Alert Level 5

Since Alert Level 5 equates to the Enhanced group quarantine, the IATF mentioned beforehand issued pointers might be in impact.

Under the omnibus pointers issued by the IATF final Aug. 25  for the implementation of group quarantine, solely the next institutions and activities are allowed to function at full capability:

  • private and non-private hospitals
  • well being, emergency, and frontline companies, together with these supplied by dialysis facilities, chemotherapy facilities, HMOs, medical insurance suppliers, catastrophe threat discount administration officers, and public security officers, and the like
  • producers of medicines and nutritional vitamins, medical provides, gadgets, and gear, together with suppliers of enter, packaging, and distribution
  • industries concerned in agriculture (crops, fruits, greens, livestock, and poultry), forestry, fishery, and such different elements of the meals worth chain and their employees, together with farmers and fisherfolk
  • logistics service suppliers (supply and courier companies; cargo dealing with; warehousing; trucking; freight forwarding; delivery, port and terminal operators and contractors and ancillary companies (i.e. drivers, conductors, terminal employees)
  • important and precedence building initiatives, whether or not public or non-public, in accordance with the rules issued by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) together with contractors, subcontractors, and consultants of the Department of Transportation for the development of Build Build Build flagship infrastructure initiatives
  • manufacturing associated to meals and different important items resembling however not restricted to cleaning soap and detergents, diapers, private hygiene merchandise, rest room paper, and moist wipes, and disinfectants
  • corporations that manufacture, distribute, and/or provide gear or merchandise essential to carry out building or upkeep works, resembling cement and metal, or spare components
  • important retail commerce and repair institutions resembling public markets, supermarkets, grocery shops, comfort shops, pharmacies or drug shops, {hardware}, workplace provides, bicycle outlets, laundry outlets, and water-refilling stations
  • meals preparation institutions resembling kiosks, commissaries, eating places, and eateries, however restricted to take-out and supply
  • private and non-private monetary service suppliers concerned within the distribution of presidency grants and amelioration subsidies
  • enterprise course of outsourcing institutions (BPOs), and export-oriented companies, together with mining and quarrying activities
  • public transport suppliers and operators;

Media institutions could function at 50 % capability.

The following, however, can function at a skeleton workforce association. The IATF didn’t specify a share for these sectors:

  • dental, rehabilitation, optometry, and different medical clinics for the remedy of sickness or accidents
  • veterinary clinics
  • banks, cash switch companies, together with pawnshops solely insofar as performing cash switch capabilities, microfinance establishments, and credit score cooperatives, together with their armored car companies, if any
  • capital markets, together with however not restricted to the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, Securities and Exchange Commission, Philippine Stock Exchange, Philippine Dealing and Exchange Corp., Philippine Securities Settlement Corp., and Philippine Depository and Trust  Corp.
  • water provide and janitorial/sanitation companies and services, together with waste disposal companies, in addition to property administration and constructing utility companies
  • the power sector (oil, fuel, and energy corporations), their third-party contractors and repair suppliers, together with staff concerned in electrical transmission and distribution, electrical energy plant and line upkeep, electrical energy market and retail suppliers, in addition to these concerned within the exploration, operations, buying and selling and supply of coal, oil, crude or petroleum and by-products (gasoline, diesel, liquefied petroleum fuel or LPG, jet oil, kerosene, lubricants), together with gasoline stations, refineries, LPG stations, and depots or any sort of gas used to provide energy
  • telecommunications corporations, web service suppliers, cable tv suppliers, together with those that carry out oblique companies such because the technical, gross sales, and different help personnel, in addition to the staff of their third-party contractors doing gross sales, set up, upkeep, and restore works
  • airline and plane upkeep, pilots and crew, and staff of aviation colleges for functions of the pilot’s recurrent coaching for flight proficiency and kind score utilizing simulator services; and ship captains and crew, together with shipyard operations and restore
  • funeral and embalming companies;
  • safety personnel licensed by the PNP – Supervisory Office for Security and Investigation Agencies
  • printing institutions approved by the Bureau of Internal Revenue and people contracted by different authorities businesses
  • institutions engaged in restore and upkeep of equipment and gear, for households and important permitted institutions
  • institutions engaged in restore and upkeep of motorized and non-motorized autos, together with the sale of spare components
  • leasing of actual and private properties
  • employment activities that contain the recruitment and placement for permitted sectors
  • academics, professors and different workers for functions of conducting online/offline, and versatile lessons, completion of grades, and processing of pupil credentials, necessities and paperwork
  • attorneys solely when required to supply on-site authorized illustration crucial to guard rights of individuals, whether or not pure or juridical
  • all different institutions, to the extent crucial for the shopping for and promoting of client items or companies through the web.

All different companies, individuals, or activities not included on this listing won’t be allowed to function, work, or be undertaken on-site throughout ECQ.

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