Metro Manila will remain under COVID-19 Alert Level 3 until Jan. 31, Malacañang said Friday as the Philippines fights a fresh surge of infections driven by the hyper-contagious Omicron variant.
Alert Level 3 means the operating capacities for restaurant dine-in, cinemas, and gyms will be reduced, and face-to-face classes, funfairs, and contact sports will be prohibited
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Here's you guide to Alert Level 3:
What are the travel rules?
Travel within Metro Manila and going in and out of the capital region is allowed with restrictions that may be imposed by local government units. These restrictions should not be stricter as those prescribed under Alert Level and are subject to oversight.
Are minors allowed to go out?
Persons below 18 years of age and those belonging to vulnerable sectors are allowed to go out of their homes to buy basic goods and access essential services or for work.
Individual outdoor exercises are still allowed for all ages regardless of comorbidities or vaccination status.
What are the prohibited activities?
These establishments and/or activities are characterized by the IATF as high-risk and are not allowed to operate or be undertaken under Alert Level 3:
1. Face to face or in-person classes for basic education, except those previously approved by the IATF and/or the Office of the President.
2. Contact sports, except those conducted under a bubble-type setup as provided for under relevant guidelines adopted by the IATF, Games and Amusement Board, and Philippine Sports Commission, and approved by the LGU where such games will be held.
3. Funfairs/peryas and kid amusement industries such as playgrounds, playroom, and kiddie rides.
4. Venues with live voice or wind-instrument performers and audiences such as in karaoke bars, clubs, concert halls, and theaters.
5. Casinos, horse racing, cockfighting and operation of cockpits, lottery and betting shops, and other gaming establishments except as may be authorized by the IATF or the Office of the President.
6. Gatherings in residences with individuals not belonging to the same household.