Guidelines for General Community Quarantine (GCQ)

Guidelines for General Community Quarantine (GCQ) Areas:
  • Allow workers in sector Category I, II, and III to go out and work in phases.
  • Mandate young (0 to 20), old (60 and up), and high health risk to stay at home.
  • Allow restricted mall opening covering non-leisure shops.
  • Allow priority and essential construction projects to resume.
  • Allow non-workers to go out to buy goods and services except those pertaining to sector Category IV (leisure and kids).
  • Allow some public transport modes to operate at reduced capacity.
  • LGU to enforce curfew at night for non-workers (for communication purposes)

Malls as mini-economy: Proposal on mall operation

Allow certain sections of malls to open:

a. Supermarkets (10%*)
b. Drugstores (1%*)
c. Bank**
d. Laundry service**
e. Restaurants (10%*) for takeout or delivery only
f. Hardware**

* Represents sector share in 1 mall chain
** Services and nonfood represent 5% each

Allow only the following to enter:

a. Age 21 to 59 (72% of mall-goers) with ID and not looking sickly
b. Mandatory temperature check
c. Mandatory wearing of masks
d. Mandatory alcohol use
e. Limit the number of people inside the mall

Impose health standards

a. To avoid lingering, increase aircon temperature to 26 degrees and remove free wifi.

b. In Germany, stores of up to 800 square meters will be allowed to open, along with car and bicycle dealers and bookstore, under strict health standards. Proposals to revise this to one customer for every 100 square meters of store space have been raised.

c. In Indonesia, disinfectant chambers in front of some mall entrances were installed.

d. Mall operators or employers to provide masks and gloves to employees.

For GCQ areas, consider reprioritizing the Social Amelioration Programs Cash subsidy towards ECQ areas.

For GCQ areas, consider allowing the HEI school year to finish and give credentials to students.

For ECQ and GCQ areas, open all airports and seaports for movement of goods only.

Source: Presidential Communications (Government of the Philippines)

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  1. How about the "no back ride policy" for motorcycles?

  2. Will there be buses going to different provinces?

  3. Pwede po ba yung maglilipat ng bahay? May nabili po kasi kami na bahay pero naabutan kami ng lockdown bago nakalipat. Payagan na po kaya kami maglipat?

  4. Operational na ba Lazada or Shopee?

  5. Pwede na po bang maglipat bahay? Kasi Yung kapatid ko at pamilya nya dito na po Sana titira samin sa Valenzuela.

  6. ano requiriments sa lipat bahay with kids po.


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