DILG Secretary earlier announced today that the back-riding will now be allowed, but only for married couples that can present photocopy of their marriage contract.
This is the condition set by the Inter Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Disease (IATF-EID) in allowing pillion riding (backride) starting this Friday, July 10.
Couples should at all times bring a photocopy of their marriage contract and identification cards (IDs) as proofs. Also there should be barriers to separate the driver and passenger, helmets, and facemasks.
Furthermore, it only applies to places that are under GCQ and MGCQ.
“Simula bukas, papayagan na natin yung backriding sa mga couple at yung prototype model na sinumbmit ni (Bohol) Gov. Arthur Yap, approved na yan ng NTF (National Task Force) at ito yung prototype na gagamitin natin,”– Año, vice chairman, IATF-EID (in a Teleradyo interview)
The model presented by Gov. Yap has dividers/barriers with handles between the riders and passengers to contain the spread of COVID-19.