WITH Davao City now under Alert Level 3, a Covid-19 task force official said vulnerable groups such as those under 18 and over 65 may only exit for “essential purposes “.
Covid-19 task force spokesperson Dr Michelle Schlosser said in a radio interview on Friday October 22 that this was in line with resolution 144-D of the Interagency Infectious Disease Management Task Force Emerging Markets (IATF), which placed the city under alert level 3 until October 31, 2021.
The areas below this level are those where the number of cases is high and / or increasing, and those where the number of bed use and the rate of use of intensive care units are increasing.
Schlosser said people in the vulnerable sector are only allowed to leave their homes to access food and essential services such as medical examinations or hospitalization.
Key goals include outdoor exercise, and non-contact outdoor sports are now allowed for all ages.
âDiri sa toang guidelines at alert level 3, allowed ang outdoor exercise for all ages (in our alert level 3 guidelines, outdoor exercise is allowed for all ages). This means that even children and the elderly can do it because it is essential activities, âshe said in an interview on 87.5 FM Davao City Disaster Radio.
She also expressed concern that some minors and elderly people were not allowed to enter shopping malls while they were going for essential purposes.
The official said they were allowed to go out, for example to eat in restaurants or go to medical clinics. But she said it was already not essential for them to visit department stores and other places of leisure.
Schlosser said the city’s alert level status depends on the number of its active Covid-19 cases and vaccination compliance.
She added: “Kinahanglan, to achieve a better level of alert, gina-engganyo gyud nato ang tanan nga magpabakuna aron ma achieve NATO collective immunity as soon as possible and we can all together enjoy the restrictions ang mga luag nga (To achieve a better level of alert, we encourage everyone to get vaccinated so that we can achieve collective immunity as quickly as possible and we can all benefit from the relaxed restrictions together). â
During this time, facilities or activities will be allowed to operate at a maximum of 30% of the capacity of indoor sites, but only for fully immunized individuals.
“The following establishments or activities are authorized to operate or be undertaken at a maximum of 30 [percent] indoor site capacity for fully vaccinated persons only and 50 [percent] capacity of outdoor venues, âthe city said.
This applies to places of meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions (MICE); licensed venues for social events such as parties, wedding receptions, engagement parties, wedding anniversaries, debut and anniversary parties, family reunions, and baby or bridal parties; visitors or tourist attractions such as libraries, archives, museums, galleries, exhibitions, parks, squares, public gardens, panoramic viewpoints or belvederes, etc.
Amusement parks or theme parks are also open; places of recreation such as internet cafes, billiard halls, game rooms, bowling lanes, skating rinks, archery halls, swimming pools and the like; cinemas and cinemas are also allowed.
Catering services in food preparation establishments such as kiosks, commissaries, restaurants and eateries, subject to DTI sector specific protocols; personal care establishments such as hair salons, hair spas, barber shops and nail spas, and those that offer aesthetic / cosmetic services or procedures, makeup services, salons, spas , reflexology and other similar procedures, including home service options, are also permitted subject to sector protocols of the Directorate of Commerce and Industry (DTI).
Schlosser reminded the public to adhere to minimum health protocols at all times despite adjusting some regulations.