Governor Daniel R. Fernando urged his constituents to work together to fight the COVID-19 pandemic after the Interagency Task Force (IATF) for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases extended the general community quarantine with increased restrictions in the National Capital Region Plus and other regions including Bulacan Province from June 1 to June 15.
Fernando said that indoor sports fields and tourist attractions including recreation places, amusement parks, perya and entertainment venues with live performances like karaoke bars, concert halls, theaters and cinemas in the province are still not allowed to operate.
He said restaurant and restaurant food preparations can work with on-site catering services at 30% of seating and 50% for open-air or open-air catering services.
Personal care services such as beauty salons, beauty salons, barber shops, medical and aesthetic clinics, and nail spas can operate at up to 40 percent of their capacity. These establishments are mandated to accommodate only people who wear masks and protective screens at all times.
Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions (MICE) events in multiple establishments will be allowed to take up to 30% of the venue’s capacity, while social events in the same establishments will be allowed up to 10% of the capacity.
Fernando said the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and the Department of Tourism (DOT) will issue interim guidelines for MICE and social events at eligible establishments. DOT-accredited outdoor tourist attractions will continue to be permitted at 30% of site capacity with strict adherence to minimum public health standards and restrictions imposed by IATF Resolution # 117, 2021 series, and the Notice. of DOT 6, 2021 series. DOT specialty markets are permitted to operate with strict application of minimum public health standards.
As part of the Security Seal Certification Program, commercial establishments awarded Security Seal certification will be allowed to operate an additional 10 percentage points beyond the prescribed capacity on site or the number of seating positions, depending on the case. The curfew hours in place at Bulacan begin from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.
Religious gatherings must remain up to 30 percent of the capacity of the sites, provided the local government units of the city / municipality allow a capacity of the sites of up to 50 percent. Religious denominations must strictly adhere to their submitted protocols and minimum public health standards.
Gatherings for obituaries, vigils and burial funerals for people who have died of causes other than COVID-19 are permitted provided these are limited to family members, upon satisfactory proof of their relationship to the deceased and in full compliance with the minimum public health standards prescribed for the duration of the activity and other provisions of Executive Decree Nos. 19 and 20, 2021 series, on the implementation of the GCQ. in the province of Bulacan.
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