April 28, 2020

Guidelines Under the General Community Quarantine (GCQ)

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  • Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque addressed the country this morning with the revised list of areas under enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) and general community quarantine (GCQ) as well as the guidelines for the latter.

    The guidelines are to be followed as a master plan for a phased reopening of the economy. As of writing, the areas under ECQ are the following while the rest of the country is understood to be under GCQ starting May 1, 2020:

    • National Capital Region
    • Central Luzon (except Aurora)
    • Pangasinan
    • Benguet
    • Baguio City
    • Iloilo province
    • Cebu province
    • Cebu City
    • Davao City

    For areas under GCQ, manufacturing industries such as beverages, cement and steel, electrical machinery, wood products, furniture, and others will be allowed to operate. See the full list below:

    Manufacturing Activities

    • Beverages (non-alcoholic and alcoholic drinks)
    • Cement and Steel
    • Electrical Machinery
    • Wood products, Furniture
    • Non-metallic products
    • Textiles/ Wearing apparels
    • Tobacco products
    • Paper and Paper products
    • Rubber and Plastic products
    • Coke and Refined Petroleum products
    • Other non-metallic mineral products
    • Computer, Electronic and Optical products
    • Electrical Equipment
    • Machinery and Equipment
    • Motor Vehicles, Trailers and Semi-Trailers
    • Other Transport Equipment
    • Others

    Other Services

    • Malls and Commercial Centers (including hardware stores, clothing and accessories, and non-leisure stores)
    • Barbershops, salon, spas, and other personal care industries
    • Wholesale and Retail Trade and Repair of Motor Vehicles and Motorcycles
    • Construction and Build Build Build
    • Forestry and Logging
    • Publishing Activities
    • Motion Picture, Video and Television Program Production, Sound Recording and Music Publishing Activities
    • Advertising and Market Research

    Other Services

    • Real Estate Activities
    • Office Administrative, Office Support and Other Business Activities
    • Legal and Accounting
    • Insurance, Reinsurance, and Pension Funding, Except Compulsory Social Security
    • Architecture and Engineering Activities; Technical Testing and Analysis
    • Scientific and Research Development
    • Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Activities
    • Social Work Activities Without Accommodation
    • Government office – Frontline offices

    These establishments and activities, however, will remain closed/prohibited for the whole country:

    • Sports-related mass gathering, included but not limited to trainings, games, tournaments, championships,
    • Libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural activities,
    • Gambling and betting activities,
    • Travel agency, tour operator, reservation service, and related activities,
    • Activities of membership organizations.

    Beginning May 4, higher education institutions will be allowed to operate with a skeletal workforce in areas under GCQ for the purpose of finishing the Academic Year 2019-2020 to issue credentials to students and to prepare for flexible learning arrangement for the next Academic Year.


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    Furthermore, public transportation will be allowed in reduced capacity while the industries listed above are still subject to minimum health standards which means wearing of face masks and temperature checks.

    IMAGE grabbed from ABS-CBN News

    Watch the full address from the website of the Office of the Presidential Spokesperson.

    Sources: Office of the Presidential SpokespersonABS-CBN News

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