On Monday night, Health Secretary Francisco Duque III announced during President Duterte’s weekly address to the nation the new community quarantine classifications for the month of October.
Malacanang still placed the whole island of Cebu — Cebu City, Lapu-Lapu City, Mandaue City, and the Province of Cebu — under the relaxed Modified General Community Quarantine (MGCQ).
Meanwhile, Lanao del Sur will be under the stricter modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) while the general community quarantine (GCQ) status will retain over Metro Manila and several other areas in the country.
The entire Cebu has been placed under MGCQ since September 1, 2020. Since then, more businesses and tourist attractions have gradually re-opened.
Cebu City Mayor Edgar Labella has yet to issue the new Executive Order for the MGCQ extension until October. (We will update this page once issued.)
Meanwhile, here’s the previously issued Executive Order No. 89 specifying the MGCQ guidelines:
Now allowed under MGCQ:
- Tourist destinations (e.g. water parks, beaches, resorts)
- Gyms, fitness studios, sports facilities for non-contact sports
- Spas (full body massage)
- Tattoo and body piercing
- Internet and computer shops, educational support establishments, libraries, archives, and museums (allowed at 50 percent capacity)
- Pet grooming services, travel agencies, tour operators, and other personal care services
- Live events (subject to DOT guidelines on meetings, incentives, conventions, exhibitions, and business events)
- Dine-ins, barbershops, and salons are now allowed at 75% capacity
- Shopping malls are now allowed to operate until 10PM
- All other activities included under GCQ
Things to note:
- Quarantine Passes are still required for non-workers and QR coding is still in effect.
- QPasses ending in odd numbers (1, 3, 5, 7, 9) can go out on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays (5AM-1PM).
- QPasses ending in even numbers (0, 2, 4, 5, 8) on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays (1PM-9PM).
- Employees must present Company ID or Certificate of Employment (COE).
- Wearing of face masks is mandatory.
- Religious mass gatherings and other gatherings such as sporting events and work conferences can now accommodate up to 50% capacity.
- Persons under 21 years old and above 60 years old, people with underlying health conditions, and pregnant women are still mandated to stay-at-home.
Executive Order No. 20 and 20A for MGCQ status in Cebu Province:
Executive Order No. 83 for MGCQ status in Mandaue City:
Executive Order no. 48-N for MGCQ status in Lapu-Lapu City:
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