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Children Allowed Outdoors for Leisure, School Under Alert Level 2

Even those unvaccinated.
by Pia Regalado
Just now
Photo/s: Jerome Ascano

Children in Metro Manila are allowed outdoors for leisure activities starting Friday, when the capital region loosens restrictions further under Alert Level 2, according to guidelines from the country's pandemic task force.

Those under 18 years old are allowed in establishments that can operate at a maximum 50% capacity indoors and 70% capacity outdoors, said the Inter-Agency Task Force or IATF. These include:

  • Limited face-to-face or in-person classes for basic education subject to prior approval of the Office of the President
  • Funfairs/peryas or kid amusement industries such as playgrounds, playroom, and kiddie rides
  • 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 park
  • Venues for social events such as parties, wedding receptions, engagement parties, wedding anniversaries, debut and birthday parties, family reunions, and bridal or baby showers
  • Recreational venues such as internet cafes, billiard halls, amusement arcades, bowling alleys, skating rinks, archery halls, swimming pools, and similar venue
  • Cinemas and movie houses
  • Limited face-to-face or in-person classes for higher education and for technical-vocational education and training
  • In-person religious gatherings; gatherings for necrological 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 safety guidelines as approved by the IATF
  • Dine-in services of food preparation establishments such as kiosks, commissaries, restaurants, and eateries, subject to DTI 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 individual 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
  • Film, music, and television production subject to the joint guidelines as may be issued by the DTI, DOLE, and the DOH
  • Contact sports approved by the LGU where such games shall be held
  • Venues with live voice or wind-instrument performers and audiences such as in karaoke bars, clubs, concert halls, and theaters
  • Gatherings in residences with individuals not belonging to the same household
  • Venues for meetings, incentives, conferences, and exhibitions (MICE)
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