The country’s pandemic task force focused on coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has already allowed indoor non-contact sports venues in the NCR Plus to open at up to 30 percent capacity as long as they have safety seal certification. ito.
These include gyms, fitness studios, skating rinks, and racket sports courts.
According to the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), only establishments with safety seal certification will be allowed to open to prove they comply with IATF regulations such as proper ventilation.
According to Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez, this is a big help for thousands of workers to return to NCR.
“Dito lang sa mga gyms, ang binigay lang sa amin na numero diyan, ‘yung industriya would have 22,000 workers at mga involved du’n sa industriya na ‘yan kaya malaking tulong din yan sa mga makakabalik sa industriya na yan. Ang request lang natin na magpa-safety seal para masiguro that they are complying sa minimum health protocol,” said Lopez.
The IATF has also allowed seniors who are “fully vaccinated” to leave but clarified that they are still prohibited from international travel.
Limited opening of some gyms in NCR Plus allowed
Meanwhile, on June 16, the quarantine period will be shortened to 7 days for inbound international passengers who have already been vaccinated in the Philippines.
The IATF said passengers must obtain certification from the Department of Communications and Technology or the city health officer of the local government where they were vaccinated and verify their vaccination card.
Next week the IATF is scheduled to submit its recommendation on quarantine classification.
It is said that there is a high possibility that the NCR Plus Bubble will be lowered to the “Regular GCQ” when the quarantine restrictions expire on June 15 due to the allegedly declining number of COVID-19 cases.
But the Philippine College of Physicians (PCP) to the IATF does not rush the relaxation of quarantine classifications in NCR Plus.
“‘Wag nating hintayin na bumalik ulit tayo doon sa Marso wherein magtatawag na naman ang gobyerno natin ng total lockdown. I hope na i-maintain na lang muna siguro natin ngayon. Anyway, nakakalabas naman ang mga tao. I don’t think we need to be in a hurry sa paglo-loosen up ng ating quarantine measures,” said PCP President Maricar Limpin.