Metro Manila cinemas, amusement parks to reopen under alert level 3

The national government will place Metro Manila under alert level 3 from October 16, 2021 to October 31, 2021.

Based on the guidelines of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases, alert level 3 “refers to areas where case counts are high and/or increasing, with total bed utilization rate and intensive care unit (ICU) utililization rate at increasing utilization.”

Aside from cinemas and amusement parks, the following facilities and activities are allowed under alert level 3:

1. The following establishments/ activities shall be allowed to operate or be undertaken at a maximum of 30 percent indoor venue capacity for fully vaccinated individuals only and 50 percent outdoor venue capacity:

– Venues for meetings, incentives, conferences, and exhibitions (MICE);

– Permitted venues for social events such as parties, wedding receptions, engagement parties, wedding anniversaries, debut and birthday parties, family reunions, and bridal or baby showers;

– Visitor or tourist attractions such as libraries, archives, museums, galleries, exhibits, parks, plazas, public gardens, scenic viewpoints or overlooks, and the like;

– Amusement parks or theme parks;

– Recreational venues such as Internet cafes, billiard halls, amusement arcades, bowling alleys, skating rinks, archery halls, swimming pools, and similar venues;

– Cinemas and movie houses;

Metro Manila cinemas, amusement parks to reopen under alert level 3

– Limited face-to-face or in-person classes for higher education and for technical-vocational education and training;

– In-person religious gatherings, gatherings for neurological services, wakes, inurnment, and funerals for those who died of causes other than COVID-19 and for the cremains of the COVID-19 deceased;

– Licensure or entrance/ qualifying examinations administered by their respective government agency, and specialty examinations authorized by the IATF subject to the health and guidelines as approved by the IATF;

– Dine-in services in food preparation establishments such as kiosks, commissaries, restaurants, and eateries subject to DTI (Department of Trade and Industry) sector-specific protocols;

– Personal care establishments such as barbershops, hair spas, hair salons, and nail spas, and those offering aesthetic/ cosmetic services or procedures, make-up services, salons, spas, reflexology, and other similar procedures including home service options, subject to the sector-specific protocols of the DTI;

– Fitness studios, gyms, and venues for non-contact exercise and sports, subject to DTI sector-specific protocols. Provided that patrons/ clients and workers/ employees wear face masks at all times and that no group activities are conducted; and

– Film, music, and television production, subject to the joint guidelines as may be issued by the DTI, DOLE (Department of Labor and Employment), and the DOH (Department of Health).

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