Certainly the past kind of travels and leisure will not be possible soon but those simple activities we’ve missed are certainly attainable during the modified general community quarantine (MGCQ).
A haircut, dine-in service and a movie are just among the activities to look forward to under the government’s latest guidelines.
The Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) allowed the said activities under its revised Omnibus Guidelines on the Implementation of Community Quarantine in the Philippines. (Resolution 38, Series of 2020)
Allowed activities in the resolution are:
- Movie screenings,
- Sports events
- Entertainment activities
- Religious gatherings (depending on the appropriate iatf guidelines for it)
- Barber shops, salons and other personal-care services
- Dine-in services .
NOTE: Considering that only 50 percent of the venue or seating capacity of such events will be allowed
Banned activities under ECQ, MECQ and GCQ:
- Gyms and sports facilities
- Kid amusement
- Libraries and archives
- Museums and cultural centers
- Tourist agencies and tourists destinations
The areas most likely to be placed under MGCQ are those which are already under GCQ.