Temperature Checks May Be Skipped Under Alert Level 1, Says Palace

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Temperature checks before entry into establishments can be skipped under Alert Level 1, Malacañang said Monday as several areas across the country prepare for the drastic easing of COVID-19 restrictions.

The use of paper-based health declaration forms or contact tracing forms are also no longer required under Alert Level 1, Cabinet Sec. Karlo Nograles said, noting that the use of footbath mats, disinfection tents, and sanitation booths are discouraged.

"Dahil sa ating pagtutulungan, maaari na nating luwagan ang ating mga nakasanayan na mahigpit na patakaran," Nograles told reporters.

The use of plastic or acrylic barriers in stores and restaurants is optional under Alert Level 1, he added.

Under Alert Level 1 or the "new normal", all business establishments may operate at full capacity as long as minimum public health standards such as the wearing of face masks are strictly observed.

Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination however will remain a requirement for entry into indoor establishments, and for participation in mass gatherings and social events.

Here are the areas that will be under Alert Level 1 from March 1 to 15, 2022 according to Malacañang:

  • Metro Manila
  • Abra
  • Apayao
  • Baguio City
  • Kalinga
  • Dagupan City
  • Ilocos Norte
  • Ilocos Sur
  • La Union
  • Pangasinan
  • Batanes
  • Cagayan
  • City of Santiago
  • Isabela
  • Quirino
  • Angeles City
  • Aurora
  • Bataan
  • Bulacan
  • Olongapo City
  • Pampanga
  • Tarlac
  • Cavite
  • Laguna
  • Marinduque
  • Puerto Princesa City
  • Romblon
  • Naga City
  • Catanduanes
  • Aklan
  • Bacolod City
  • Capiz
  • Guimaras
  • Siquijor
  • Biliran
  • Zamboanga City
  • Cagayan de Oro City
  • Camiguin
  • Davao City

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