Starting on Wednesday, August 19, motorcycle barriers are no longer needed, authorities said. However, this will only apply to the riders living in the same house in areas under general community quarantine (GCQ).
On Tuesday, the Joint Task Force COVID Shield (JTF) said that the national task force for COVID-19 has approved this together with other measures needed to be followed for motorcycle backriding.
For areas under GCQ, riders not living in the same house must have an Angkas designed barrier.
The backrider must be an authorized person outside of residence, but the rider may not be. Moreover, both the rider and the driver should wear their face masks and full-face helmets.
Motorcycle to be used should be privately owned, JTF said.
However, for areas under the modified general community quarantine, their respective local government units could implement these guidelines depending on their areas.