RESTRICTIONS STILL IN PLACE

Extension of GCQ status in NCR Plus.

MEASURES

  • On 15 June 2021, it was reported that the general community quarantine (GCQ) status in the National Capital Region Plus (NCR Plus), including Metro Manila, Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna and Rizal will be extended to 30 June 2021.
    • However, Metro Manila and Bulacan will be placed under GCQ “with some restrictions” while the remaining three will be under GCQ “with heightened restrictions”.
    • Indoor dining for GCQ areas with heightened restrictions are allowed up to only 30% capacity.
  • Baguio City, Kalinga, Mountain Province, Abra, Benguet (Cordillera Administration Region), Isabela, Nueva Vizcaya, Quirino (Cagayan Valley), Batangas, Quezon (Calabarzon), Iligan City (Northern Mindanao), Davao Del Norte (Davao, General Santos City, Sultan Kudarat, Sarangani, Cotabato, South Cotabato (Soccksargen), and Lanao del Sur, Cotabato City (Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao) are also placed under GCQ.
    • Indoor tourist attractions, indoor and outdoor sports venues, libraries, museums, venues for meetings and conferences, personal care services, as well as indoor dining are allowed to operate up to 50% capacity.
    • Religious gatherings are allowed up to 30% capacity.
  • Santiago City, Cagayan (Region 2), Apayao, Ifugao (CAR), Bataan (Central Luzon), Lucena City (Calabarzon), Puerto Princesa (Mimaropa), Naga City (Bicol), Iloilo City, Iloilo (Western Visayas), Negros Oriental (Central Visayas), Zamboanga City, Zamboanga Sibugay, Zamboanga del Sur, Zamboanga del Norte (Zamboanga Peninsula), Cagayan de Oro City (Northern Mindanao), Davao City (Davao Region), and Butuan City, Agusan del Sur, Dinagat Islands, Surigao Del Sur (Caraga) will be placed under modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ).
    • Outdoor dining will be allowed up to 50% capacity, while indoor dining will only be allowed up to 10% capacity.
    • Outdoor sports venues are allowed up to 50% capacity, while contact sports, indoor sports venues, outdoor and indoor tourist attractions, libraries, museums, venues for meetings and conferences are not allowed to operate.
    • Personal care services like beauty salons, barber shops and nail spas are allowed up to 30% capacity.
  • The rest of the country shall be put under modified general community quarantine (MGCQ).

IMPACT ON FOOD SUPPLY CHAIN

  • Under GCQ, businesses and employees involved in agriculture, forestry, fisheries, food manufacturing and food supply chain businesses (supermarkets, grocery stores, food preparation establishments for take-away & delivery only, food delivery services) are allowed to operate at full operational capacity. Restaurants and cafes are only allowed to operate with 30% venue capacity.
  • Under MGCQ, similar to GCQ, all the businesses and employees involved in agriculture, forestry, fisheries, food manufacturing and food supply chain businesses (supermarkets, grocery stores, food preparation establishments for take-away & delivery only, food delivery services) are allowed to operate at full operational capacity. A maximum of fifty percent (50%) of seating capacity has been given to the restaurants and cafes for the operations.