Palace announces list of industry sectors to reopen under ECQ, GCQ


Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque announced Tuesday the various industry sectors that could reopen for areas under the ECQ and GCQ starting May 1.

The government declared the lifting of enhanced community quarantine to some areas with a low number of COVID-19 transmission and put them under the “new normal” general community quarantine last Friday.


Under the GCQ, reopening of malls, resumption of construction, manufacturing, and higher education institutions could also finish their current semester would be allowed.

Also read: List of provinces under General Community Quarantine

Sectors allowed during the ECQ and GCQ

  • Export companies (with temporary accommodation and shuttle services; Work from home)
  • Business Process Outsourcing  (with temporary accommodation and shuttle services; Work from home)
  • Mining and Quarrying
  • Employment Activities (manpower services for essential activities)
  • Security and Investigation Activities
  • Programming and Investigation Activities
  • Rental and Leasing Activities (except entertainment/mass gathering purposes)
  • Accommodation (used as quarantine facilities for Overseas Filipino Workers and Overseas Filipino, as well as temporary accommodation for essential industries such as Healthcare Facilities, Banks, BPOs, Exporters and other frontline service sectors)
  • Services to Buildings and Landscape Activities (except landscape care)
  • Extraction of Crude Petroleum and Natural Gas
  • Gasoline Stations
  • Laundry Shops (including self-service)
  • Funeral Services
  • Power, Energy, Water, IT and Telecommunications Supplies and Facilities, Waste Disposal Services, Technical Services to above utilities
  • Electricity, Gas, Steam, and Air Conditioning Supply
  • Postal and courier activities
  • Water collection, treatment and supply
  • Waste Collection, Treatment and Disposal Activities, except Materials Recovery (junk shop)
  • Sewerage (except emptying of septic tanks)
  • Veterinary Activities
  • Repair and installation of machinery and equipment
  • Repair of computers and personal and household goods
  • Landscape activities (except landscape care)

Sectors NOT allowed during ECQ, but allowed during GCQ

  • Real Estate Activities
  • Office administration, office support, and other business activities
  • Legal and Accounting
  • Insurance, reinsurance, and pension funding, except compulsory social security
  • Architecture and Engineering activities, technical testing and analysis
  • Scientific and research development
  • Other professional, scientific, and technical activities
  • Social Work Activ
  • ities without accommodation
  • Government office- frontline offices
  • Beverages (non-alcoholic and alcoholic drinks)
  • Cement and steel
  • Electrical machinery
  • Wood products, furniture
  • Non-metallic products
  • Textiles/wearing apparels
  • Tobacco products
  • Paper and Paper products
  • Rubber and plastic products
  • Coke and refined petroleum products
  • Other non-metallic mineral products
  • Computer, electronic and optical products
  • Electrical equipment
  • Machinery and equipment
  • Motor vehicles, trailers, and semi-trailers
  • Other transport equipment
  • Others

Sectors NOT allowed during ECQ and GCQ

  • Sports-related mass gatherings, including but not limited to trainings, games, tournaments, championships
  • Libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural activities
  • Gambling and betting activities
  • Travel Agency, tour operator, reservation service and related activities
  • Activities of membership organization
  • Gyms/Fitness studios and sports facilities
  • Entertainment-related mass gatherings including but not limited to theaters, cinemas, large concerts, festivals, carnivals, conventions, shows, pubs, and bars
  • Business-related mass gathering including but not limited to trade shows, conferences, conventions, workshops, retreats
  • Politically-related mass gatherings, including but not limited to election rallies, polling centers, parades, speeches/addresses