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Establishments Closed and Operational During Lockdown in the Philippines

Closed Establishments during Lockdown in the Philippines | Camella Manors

The increasing number of Covid-19 cases have pushed the national and local government units to push furthermore lockdown closures and 50 percent capacity restrictions of a few establishments in the country during community quarantines.

As of June 17,2021, the country has recorded a total of 1,327,431 positive cases all time and recorded a total of 22,963 deaths. As the number continues to increase daily, so does the number of vaccinated individuals in the country.

A total of 7,045,380 doses are already administered from an equivalent of 1,681,722 fully vaccinated individuals last 13 June 2021. However, this number is apparently 1.6% of the total population of the country.

As the number of positive cases continuously increase day by day, the government has brought stricter measures on the implementation of community quarantine protocols in different cities and municipalities.

Here is a list of establishments you can partially, fully, or cannot go during different community quarantine measures based on different restrictions.

Establishments During ECQ

The enhanced community quarantine or ECQ is best described by the Inter Agency Task Force (IATF) as the implementation of temporary measures imposing stringent limitations on movement and transportation of people, strict regulation of operating industries, provision of food and essential services, and heightened presence of uniformed personnel to enforce community quarantine protocols.

ECQ is a heightened measure of the government which suggests individuals should not make outside movements from their respective homes regardless of age and health status.

A minimal economic activity is also seen except for utility services. In addition, suspension of physical classes is observed in all levels. Also, public transportation is also prohibited.

CATEGORY I LIST OF ESTABLISHMENTSPRESCRIBED CAPACITY DURING ECQCATEGORY II LIST OF ESTABLISHMENTSPRESCRIBED CAPACITY DURING ECQ
Public and private hospitals100%Other Manufacturing Not Allowed
Health, emergency and frontline services, including those provided by dialysis centers, chemotherapy centers, HMOs, health insurance providers, disaster risk reduction management officers, and public safety officers and the like100%Hotels and other accommodation establishmentsAllowed to operate at such capacity and protocols in accordance with guidelines issued by the Department of Tourism (DOT
Manufacturers of medicines and vitamins, medical supplies, devices and equipment, including suppliers of input, packaging, and distribution100%Office Administrative and Office Support (such as photocopying, billing, and record keeping services)Not Allowed
Industries involved in agriculture (crops, fruits, vegetables, livestock and poultry), forestry, fishery, and such other components of the food value chain and their workers, including farmers and fisher folks100%Other financial services (e.g., money exchange, insurance, reinsurance, lending companies, and non-compulsory pension funding)Not Allowed
Logistics service providers (delivery and courier services; cargo handling; warehousing; trucking; freight forwarding; shipping, port and terminal operators)100%Management Consultancy ActivitiesNot Allowed
Essential and priority construction projects, whether public or private, and small scale construction projects such as those for housing or residential, in accordance with the guidelines issued by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH)100%Architecture and Engineering Activities; Technical Testing and AnalysisNot Allowed
Manufacturing related to food and other essential goods such as but not limited to soap and detergents, diapers, personal hygiene products, toilet paper and wet wipes, and100%Scientific and Research DevelopmentNot Allowed
Companies that manufacture, distribute and/or supply equipment or products necessary to perform construction or maintenance works, such as cement and steel, or spare parts100%Advertising and Market ResearchNot Allowed
Essential retail trade and service establishments such as public markets, supermarkets, grocery stores, convenience stores, pharmacies or drug stores, hardware, office supplies, bicycle shops, laundry shops, and water-refilling stations100%Computer programming (such as writing, modifying, testing and supporting software, planning and designing computer systems), information service activities (such as data processing and hosting activities) and other related activitiesNot Allowed
Food preparation establishments such as kiosks, commissaries, restaurants, and eateriesPublishing and printing services (such as printing of newspapers, magazines, and other periodicals, books, brochures, manuscripts, posters, maps, atlases, advertising catalogues, prospectuses, etc; printing directly onto textiles, plastic, glass, metal wood, and ceramics)Not Allowed
•Take out and delivery100%Film, music, and TV productionNot Allowed
•Outdoor dine-in services (al fresco)not allowedRecruitment and placement agencies for overseas employmentNot Allowed
•Indoor dine-in servicesnot allowedOther services such as photography; fashion, industrial, graphic, and interior designNot Allowed
Public and private financial service providers involved in the distribution of government grants and amelioration subsidies100%Wholesale and retail trade of motor vehicles, motorcycles, and bicycles, including their parts and componentsNot Allowed
Business process outsourcing establishments (BPOs), and export-oriented businesses, including mining and quarrying activities100%Travel agencies, tour operators, reservation service and related activitiesNot Allowed
Public transport providers and operators subject to the Department of Transportation (DOTr) guidelines100%Pet grooming servicesNot Allowed
Media establishments and their total permanent staff complement, inclusive of reporters and other field employees50%Non-leisure whole sale and retail establishments (mall-based or otherwise) such as:
Dental, rehabilitation, optometry and other medical clinics for the treatment of illness or injuries. Provided, that there is strict observance of infection prevention and control protocols. Provided, further, that the wearing of full Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) by dentists and attendants shall be mandatory. Provided, finally, that home service therapy for Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) shall be allowedskeleton• Mall-based government frontline servicesSkeleton
Veterinary clinicsskeleton• Clothing and accessoriesNot Allowed
Banks, money transfer services, including pawnshops only insofar as performing money transfer functions, microfinance institutions, and credit cooperatives, including their armored vehicle services, if anyskeleton• Bookstores and school and office supplies storesNot Allowed
Capital markets, including but not limited to the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, Securities and Exchange Commission, Philippine Stock Exchange, Philippine Dealing and Exchange Corporation, Philippine Securities Settlement Corporation, and Philippine Depository and Trust Corporationskeleton• Baby or infant care supplies storesNot Allowed
Water supply and janitorial/sanitation services and facilities, including waste disposal services, as well as property management and building utility servicesskeleton• Pet shops, pet food and pet care suppliesNot Allowed
Energy sector (oil, gas, and power companies), their third party contractors and service providers, including employees involved in electric transmission and distribution, electric power plant and line maintenance, electricity market and retail suppliers, as well as those involved in the exploration, operations, trading and delivery of coal, oil, crude or petroleum and by-products (gasoline, diesel, liquefied petroleum gas, jet oil, kerosene, lubricants), including gasoline stations, refineries and depots or any kind of fuel used to produce electricityskeleton• IT, communications, and electronic equipmentNot Allowed
Telecommunications companies, internet service providers, cable television providers, including those who perform indirect services such as the technical, sales, and other support personnel, as well as the employees of their third party contractors doing sales, installation, maintenance and repair worksskeleton• Flower, jewelry, novelty, antique, perfume shopsNot Allowed
Airline and aircraft maintenance, pilots and crew, and employees of aviation schools for purposes of the pilot’s recurrent training for flight proficiency and type rating using simulator facilities; and ship captains and crew, including shipyard operations and repairskeleton• Toy store (playgrounds and amusement area closed)Not Allowed
Funeral and embalming servicesskeleton• Music storesNot Allowed
Security personnel licensed by the PNP – Supervisory Office for Security and Investigation Agenciesskeleton• Art galleries (selling only)Not Allowed
Printing establishments authorized by the Bureau of Internal Revenue and other government agencies to print accountable forms and other security documentsskeleton• Firearms and ammunition trading establishmentNot Allowed
Establishments engaged in repair and maintenance of machinery and equipment, for households and essential permitted establishmentsskeletonDriving Schools (Subject to DOTr Guidelines)Not Allowed
Establishments engaged in repair and maintenance of motorized and non-motorized vehicles, including the sale of spare partsskeletonTesting and tutorial centersNot Allowed
Leasing of real and personal propertiesskeletonReview centersNot Allowed
Employment activities that involve the recruitment and placement for permitted sectorsskeletonLanguage, dance, acting, voice schoolsNot Allowed
Teachers, professors and other staff for purposes of conducting online/offline, and flexible classes, completion of grades, and processing of student credentials, requirements and documentsskeletonOutdoor sports, courts or venues (non contact and contact)Not Allowed
Lawyers who will provide legal representation necessary to protect rights of persons as well as legal services for permitted establishments, and law firmsskeletonIndoor sports, courts or venues (non contact and contact)Not Allowed
All other establishments, to the extent necessary for the buying and selling of consumer goods or services via the internetskeleton
Private corporations are encouraged to process payrolls online. Payroll managers, and such other employees required for the processing of payroll, and accounting firmsskeleton
Category I and Category II Lists of Business to Operate Partially, Fully and Closed During ECQ in the Philippines as of June 14, 2021

A few down the line of the first two essential establishments have also been identified based on the IATF guidelines to include the types of establishments below with their respective capacity prescriptions.

CATEGORY III LIST OF ESTABLISHMENTSPRESCRIBED CAPACITY DURING ECQCATEGORY IV LIST OF ESTABLISHMENTSPRESCRIBED CAPACITY DURING ECQ
Indoor visitor or tourist attractions, libraries, archives, not allowed museums, galleries, and cultural shows and exhibitsNot AllowedCinemasNot Allowed
Outdoor tourist attractionsNot AllowedAmusement parks or theme parksNot Allowed
Venues for meetings, incentives, conferences, and exhibitionsNot AllowedCasinos, horse racing, lottery and betting shops, and other gaming establishmentsNot Allowed
Personal care servicesRecreational venues such as internet cafes, billiard halls, amusement arcades, bowling alleys, and similar venuesNot Allowed
•Beauty salons, barbershops, beauty parlors, and nail spasNot Allowed
•Other personal care services which include make-up salons, medical aesthetic clinics, cosmetic or derma clinics, reflexology, aesthetics, wellness and holistic centers, and other similar establishments; acupuncture and electrocautery establishments, and massage therapy including sports therapy establishments. It also includes establishments providing tanning services, body piercings, tattooing and similar services.Not Allowed
Limited Social Events at accredited establishments of the DOT (Subject to DOT/DTI Guidelines)Not Allowed
Category III and Category IV Lists of Business to Operate Partially, Fully and Closed During ECQ in the Philippines as of June 14, 2021

Businesses During MECQ

Under MECQ, key industries can work on-site with full capacity, as sectors like real estate and manufacturing of nonessential goods can open with half their workforce. A few public transport vehicles can still operate for commuters who are allowed to leave their homes.

Meanwhile, a few number of businesses, like tourism sites and entertainment venues, are suspended. Nonessential mass gatherings are also banned.

CATEGORY I LIST OF ESTABLISHMENTSPRESCRIBED CAPACITY DURING MECQCATEGORY II LIST OF ESTABLISHMENTSPRESCRIBED CAPACITY DURING MECQ
Public and private hospitals100%Other Manufacturing 50%
Health, emergency and frontline services, including those provided by dialysis centers, chemotherapy centers, HMOs, health insurance providers, disaster risk reduction management officers, and public safety officers and the like100%Hotels and other accommodation establishmentsAllowed to operate at such capacity and protocols in accordance with guidelines issued by the Department of Tourism (DOT
Manufacturers of medicines and vitamins, medical supplies, devices and equipment, including suppliers of input, packaging, and distribution100%Office Administrative and Office Support (such as photocopying, billing, and record keeping services)50%
Industries involved in agriculture (crops, fruits, vegetables, livestock and poultry), forestry, fishery, and such other components of the food value chain and their workers, including farmers and fisher folks100%Other financial services (e.g., money exchange, insurance, reinsurance, lending companies, and non-compulsory pension funding)50%
Logistics service providers (delivery and courier services; cargo handling; warehousing; trucking; freight forwarding; shipping, port and terminal operators)100%Management Consultancy Activities50%
Essential and priority construction projects, whether public or private, and small scale construction projects such as those for housing or residential, in accordance with the guidelines issued by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH)100%Architecture and Engineering Activities; Technical Testing and Analysis50%
Manufacturing related to food and other essential goods such as but not limited to soap and detergents, diapers, personal hygiene products, toilet paper and wet wipes, and100%Scientific and Research Development50%
Companies that manufacture, distribute and/or supply equipment or products necessary to perform construction or maintenance works, such as cement and steel, or spare parts100%Advertising and Market Research50%
Essential retail trade and service establishments such as public markets, supermarkets, grocery stores, convenience stores, pharmacies or drug stores, hardware, office supplies, bicycle shops, laundry shops, and water-refilling stations100%Computer programming (such as writing, modifying, testing and supporting software, planning and designing computer systems), information service activities (such as data processing and hosting activities) and other related activities50%
Food preparation establishments such as kiosks, commissaries, restaurants, and eateriesPublishing and printing services (such as printing of newspapers, magazines, and other periodicals, books, brochures, manuscripts, posters, maps, atlases, advertising catalogues, prospectuses, etc; printing directly onto textiles, plastic, glass, metal wood, and ceramics)50%
•Take out and delivery100%Film, music, and TV production50%
•Outdoor dine-in services (al fresco)50%Recruitment and placement agencies for overseas employment50%
•Indoor dine-in services10%Other services such as photography; fashion, industrial, graphic, and interior design50%
Public and private financial service providers involved in the distribution of government grants and amelioration subsidies100%Wholesale and retail trade of motor vehicles, motorcycles, and bicycles, including their parts and components50%
Business process outsourcing establishments (BPOs), and export-oriented businesses, including mining and quarrying activities100%Travel agencies, tour operators, reservation service and related activities50%
Public transport providers and operators subject to the Department of Transportation (DOTr) guidelines100%Pet grooming services50%
Media establishments and their total permanent staff complement, inclusive of reporters and other field employees100%Non-leisure whole sale and retail establishments (mall-based or otherwise) such as:
Dental, rehabilitation, optometry and other medical clinics for the treatment of illness or injuries. Provided, that there is strict observance of infection prevention and control protocols. Provided, further, that the wearing of full Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) by dentists and attendants shall be mandatory. Provided, finally, that home service therapy for Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) shall be allowed100%• Mall-based government frontline services50%
Veterinary clinics100%• Clothing and accessories50%
Banks, money transfer services, including pawnshops only insofar as performing money transfer functions, microfinance institutions, and credit cooperatives, including their armored vehicle services, if any100%• Bookstores and school and office supplies stores50%
Capital markets, including but not limited to the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, Securities and Exchange Commission, Philippine Stock Exchange, Philippine Dealing and Exchange Corporation, Philippine Securities Settlement Corporation, and Philippine Depository and Trust Corporation100%• Baby or infant care supplies stores50%
Water supply and janitorial/sanitation services and facilities, including waste disposal services, as well as property management and building utility services100%• Pet shops, pet food and pet care supplies50%
Energy sector (oil, gas, and power companies), their third party contractors and service providers, including employees involved in electric transmission and distribution, electric power plant and line maintenance, electricity market and retail suppliers, as well as those involved in the exploration, operations, trading and delivery of coal, oil, crude or petroleum and by-products (gasoline, diesel, liquefied petroleum gas, jet oil, kerosene, lubricants), including gasoline stations, refineries and depots or any kind of fuel used to produce electricity100%• IT, communications, and electronic equipment50%
Telecommunications companies, internet service providers, cable television providers, including those who perform indirect services such as the technical, sales, and other support personnel, as well as the employees of their third party contractors doing sales, installation, maintenance and repair works100%• Flower, jewelry, novelty, antique, perfume shops50%
Airline and aircraft maintenance, pilots and crew, and employees of aviation schools for purposes of the pilot’s recurrent training for flight proficiency and type rating using simulator facilities; and ship captains and crew, including shipyard operations and repair100%• Toy store (playgrounds and amusement area closed)50%
Funeral and embalming services100%• Music stores50%
Security personnel licensed by the PNP – Supervisory Office for Security and Investigation Agencies100%• Art galleries (selling only)50%
Printing establishments authorized by the Bureau of Internal Revenue and other government agencies to print accountable forms and other security documents100%• Firearms and ammunition trading establishment50%
Establishments engaged in repair and maintenance of machinery and equipment, for households and essential permitted establishments100%Driving Schools (Subject to DOTr Guidelines)50%
Establishments engaged in repair and maintenance of motorized and non-motorized vehicles, including the sale of spare parts100%Testing and tutorial centers50%
Leasing of real and personal properties100%Review centers50%
Employment activities that involve the recruitment and placement for permitted sectors100%Language, dance, acting, voice schoolsNot Allowed
Teachers, professors and other staff for purposes of conducting online/offline, and flexible classes, completion of grades, and processing of student credentials, requirements and documents100%Outdoor sports, courts or venues (non contact and contact)Not Allowed
Lawyers who will provide legal representation necessary to protect rights of persons as well as legal services for permitted establishments, and law firms100%Indoor sports, courts or venues (non contact and contact)Not Allowed
All other establishments, to the extent necessary for the buying and selling of consumer goods or services via the internet100%
Private corporations are encouraged to process payrolls online. Payroll managers, and such other employees required for the processing of payroll, and accounting firms100%
Category I and Category II Lists of Business to Operate Partially, Fully and Closed During MECQ in the Philippines as of June 14, 2021

In addition, a few establishments under category III and IV are still not available to operate except for the personal care services type of businesses such as beauty salons, barbershops, beauty parlors and nail spas.

CATEGORY III LIST OF ESTABLISHMENTSPRESCRIBED CAPACITY DURING MECQCATEGORY IV LIST OF ESTABLISHMENTSPRESCRIBED CAPACITY DURING MECQ
Indoor visitor or tourist attractions, libraries, archives, not allowed museums, galleries, and cultural shows and exhibitsNot AllowedCinemasNot Allowed
Outdoor tourist attractionsNot AllowedAmusement parks or theme parksNot Allowed
Venues for meetings, incentives, conferences, and exhibitionsNot AllowedCasinos, horse racing, lottery and betting shops, and other gaming establishmentsNot Allowed
Personal care servicesRecreational venues such as internet cafes, billiard halls, amusement arcades, bowling alleys, and similar venuesNot Allowed
•Beauty salons, barbershops, beauty parlors, and nail spas30%
•Other personal care services which include make-up salons, medical aesthetic clinics, cosmetic or derma clinics, reflexology, aesthetics, wellness and holistic centers, and other similar establishments; acupuncture and electrocautery establishments, and massage therapy including sports therapy establishments. It also includes establishments providing tanning services, body piercings, tattooing and similar services.Not Allowed
Limited Social Events at accredited establishments of the DOT (Subject to DOT/DTI Guidelines)Not Allowed
Category III and Category IV Lists of Business to Operate Partially, Fully and Closed During MECQ in the Philippines as of June 14, 2021

Establishments During GCQ

The general community quarantine or GCQ is the third strictest level of lockdown implementation of the government which most workplaces and businesses can operate as they adhere to social distancing protocols. Most of the restaurants or food chains can also operate at 50% capacity.

Whereas, public transportation can also operate at a minimum number of passengers provided that commuters and transport drivers will adhere to safety and health protocols as well.

CATEGORY I LIST OF ESTABLISHMENTSPRESCRIBED CAPACITY DURING GCQCATEGORY II LIST OF ESTABLISHMENTSPRESCRIBED CAPACITY DURING GCQ
Public and private hospitals100%Other Manufacturing 100%
Health, emergency and frontline services, including those provided by dialysis centers, chemotherapy centers, HMOs, health insurance providers, disaster risk reduction management officers, and public safety officers and the like100%Hotels and other accommodation establishmentsAllowed to operate at such capacity and protocols in accordance with guidelines issued by the Department of Tourism (DOT
Manufacturers of medicines and vitamins, medical supplies, devices and equipment, including suppliers of input, packaging, and distribution100%Office Administrative and Office Support (such as photocopying, billing, and record keeping services)100%
Industries involved in agriculture (crops, fruits, vegetables, livestock and poultry), forestry, fishery, and such other components of the food value chain and their workers, including farmers and fisher folks100%Other financial services (e.g., money exchange, insurance, reinsurance, lending companies, and non-compulsory pension funding)100%
Logistics service providers (delivery and courier services; cargo handling; warehousing; trucking; freight forwarding; shipping, port and terminal operators)100%Management Consultancy Activities100%
Essential and priority construction projects, whether public or private, and small scale construction projects such as those for housing or residential, in accordance with the guidelines issued by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH)100%Architecture and Engineering Activities; Technical Testing and Analysis100%
Manufacturing related to food and other essential goods such as but not limited to soap and detergents, diapers, personal hygiene products, toilet paper and wet wipes, and100%Scientific and Research Development100%
Companies that manufacture, distribute and/or supply equipment or products necessary to perform construction or maintenance works, such as cement and steel, or spare parts100%Advertising and Market Research100%
Essential retail trade and service establishments such as public markets, supermarkets, grocery stores, convenience stores, pharmacies or drug stores, hardware, office supplies, bicycle shops, laundry shops, and water-refilling stations100%Computer programming (such as writing, modifying, testing and supporting software, planning and designing computer systems), information service activities (such as data processing and hosting activities) and other related activities100%
Food preparation establishments such as kiosks, commissaries, restaurants, and eateriesPublishing and printing services (such as printing of newspapers, magazines, and other periodicals, books, brochures, manuscripts, posters, maps, atlases, advertising catalogues, prospectuses, etc; printing directly onto textiles, plastic, glass, metal wood, and ceramics)100%
•Take out and delivery100%Film, music, and TV production100%
•Outdoor dine-in services (al fresco)50-75%Recruitment and placement agencies for overseas employment100%
•Indoor dine-in services30-50%Other services such as photography; fashion, industrial, graphic, and interior design100%
Public and private financial service providers involved in the distribution of government grants and amelioration subsidies100%Wholesale and retail trade of motor vehicles, motorcycles, and bicycles, including their parts and components100%
Business process outsourcing establishments (BPOs), and export-oriented businesses, including mining and quarrying activities100%Travel agencies, tour operators, reservation service and related activities75%
Public transport providers and operators subject to the Department of Transportation (DOTr) guidelines100%Pet grooming services75%
Media establishments and their total permanent staff complement, inclusive of reporters and other field employees100%Non-leisure whole sale and retail establishments (mall-based or otherwise) such as:
Dental, rehabilitation, optometry and other medical clinics for the treatment of illness or injuries. Provided, that there is strict observance of infection prevention and control protocols. Provided, further, that the wearing of full Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) by dentists and attendants shall be mandatory. Provided, finally, that home service therapy for Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) shall be allowed100%• Mall-based government frontline services100%
Veterinary clinics100%• Clothing and accessories100%
Banks, money transfer services, including pawnshops only insofar as performing money transfer functions, microfinance institutions, and credit cooperatives, including their armored vehicle services, if any100%• Bookstores and school and office supplies stores100%
Capital markets, including but not limited to the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, Securities and Exchange Commission, Philippine Stock Exchange, Philippine Dealing and Exchange Corporation, Philippine Securities Settlement Corporation, and Philippine Depository and Trust Corporation100%• Baby or infant care supplies stores100%
Water supply and janitorial/sanitation services and facilities, including waste disposal services, as well as property management and building utility services100%• Pet shops, pet food and pet care supplies100%
Energy sector (oil, gas, and power companies), their third party contractors and service providers, including employees involved in electric transmission and distribution, electric power plant and line maintenance, electricity market and retail suppliers, as well as those involved in the exploration, operations, trading and delivery of coal, oil, crude or petroleum and by-products (gasoline, diesel, liquefied petroleum gas, jet oil, kerosene, lubricants), including gasoline stations, refineries and depots or any kind of fuel used to produce electricity100%• IT, communications, and electronic equipment100%
Telecommunications companies, internet service providers, cable television providers, including those who perform indirect services such as the technical, sales, and other support personnel, as well as the employees of their third party contractors doing sales, installation, maintenance and repair works100%• Flower, jewelry, novelty, antique, perfume shops100%
Airline and aircraft maintenance, pilots and crew, and employees of aviation schools for purposes of the pilot’s recurrent training for flight proficiency and type rating using simulator facilities; and ship captains and crew, including shipyard operations and repair100%• Toy store (playgrounds and amusement area closed)100%
Funeral and embalming services100%• Music stores100%
Security personnel licensed by the PNP – Supervisory Office for Security and Investigation Agencies100%• Art galleries (selling only)100%
Printing establishments authorized by the Bureau of Internal Revenue and other government agencies to print accountable forms and other security documents100%• Firearms and ammunition trading establishment100%
Establishments engaged in repair and maintenance of machinery and equipment, for households and essential permitted establishments100%Driving Schools (Subject to DOTr Guidelines)100%
Establishments engaged in repair and maintenance of motorized and non-motorized vehicles, including the sale of spare parts100%Testing and tutorial centers75%
Leasing of real and personal properties100%Review centers75%
Employment activities that involve the recruitment and placement for permitted sectors100%Language, dance, acting, voice schools50%
Teachers, professors and other staff for purposes of conducting online/offline, and flexible classes, completion of grades, and processing of student credentials, requirements and documents100%Outdoor sports, courts or venues (non contact and contact)100%
Lawyers who will provide legal representation necessary to protect rights of persons as well as legal services for permitted establishments, and law firms100%Indoor sports, courts or venues (non contact and contact)50%
All other establishments, to the extent necessary for the buying and selling of consumer goods or services via the internet100%
Private corporations are encouraged to process payrolls online. Payroll managers, and such other employees required for the processing of payroll, and accounting firms100%
Category I and Category II Lists of Business to Operate Partially, Fully and Closed During GCQ in the Philippines as of June 14, 2021

As to the business under category III and IV, GCQ tightens up the strings as most of these type of businesses are partially open to operate, as others are unavailable to open.

CATEGORY III LIST OF ESTABLISHMENTSPRESCRIBED CAPACITY DURING GCQCATEGORY IV LIST OF ESTABLISHMENTSPRESCRIBED CAPACITY DURING GCQ
Indoor visitor or tourist attractions, libraries, archives, not allowed museums, galleries, and cultural shows and exhibits50%CinemasNot Allowed
Outdoor tourist attractions50%Amusement parks or theme parksNot Allowed
Venues for meetings, incentives, conferences, and exhibitions50%Casinos, horse racing, lottery and betting shops, and other gaming establishmentsNot Allowed
Personal care servicesRecreational venues such as internet cafes, billiard halls, amusement arcades, bowling alleys, and similar venuesNot Allowed
•Beauty salons, barbershops, beauty parlors, and nail spas50%
•Other personal care services which include make-up salons, medical aesthetic clinics, cosmetic or derma clinics, reflexology, aesthetics, wellness and holistic centers, and other similar establishments; acupuncture and electrocautery establishments, and massage therapy including sports therapy establishments. It also includes establishments providing tanning services, body piercings, tattooing and similar services.50%
Limited Social Events at accredited establishments of the DOT (Subject to DOT/DTI Guidelines)30%
Category III and Category IV Lists of Business to Operate Partially, Fully and Closed During MECQ in the Philippines as of June 14, 2021

Other Businesses During MGCQ

The guidelines of the country’s implementation of community quarantine best describes the modified general community quarantine or MGCQ as the phase of transition from GCQ to the new normal.

“when the following temporary measures are relaxed and become less necessary: limiting movement and transportation, the regulation of operating industries, and the presence of uniformed personnel to enforce community quarantine protocols.” as stated on the omnibus.

Here are a few glimpse of how other businesses will work under MGCQ.

CATEGORY I LIST OF ESTABLISHMENTSPRESCRIBED CAPACITY DURING MGCQCATEGORY II LIST OF ESTABLISHMENTSPRESCRIBED CAPACITY DURING MGCQ
Public and private hospitals100%Other Manufacturing 100%
Health, emergency and frontline services, including those provided by dialysis centers, chemotherapy centers, HMOs, health insurance providers, disaster risk reduction management officers, and public safety officers and the like100%Hotels and other accommodation establishmentsAllowed to operate at such capacity and protocols in accordance with guidelines issued by the Department of Tourism (DOT
Manufacturers of medicines and vitamins, medical supplies, devices and equipment, including suppliers of input, packaging, and distribution100%Office Administrative and Office Support (such as photocopying, billing, and record keeping services)100%
Industries involved in agriculture (crops, fruits, vegetables, livestock and poultry), forestry, fishery, and such other components of the food value chain and their workers, including farmers and fisher folks100%Other financial services (e.g., money exchange, insurance, reinsurance, lending companies, and non-compulsory pension funding)100%
Logistics service providers (delivery and courier services; cargo handling; warehousing; trucking; freight forwarding; shipping, port and terminal operators)100%Management Consultancy Activities100%
Essential and priority construction projects, whether public or private, and small scale construction projects such as those for housing or residential, in accordance with the guidelines issued by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH)100%Architecture and Engineering Activities; Technical Testing and Analysis100%
Manufacturing related to food and other essential goods such as but not limited to soap and detergents, diapers, personal hygiene products, toilet paper and wet wipes, and100%Scientific and Research Development100%
Companies that manufacture, distribute and/or supply equipment or products necessary to perform construction or maintenance works, such as cement and steel, or spare parts100%Advertising and Market Research100%
Essential retail trade and service establishments such as public markets, supermarkets, grocery stores, convenience stores, pharmacies or drug stores, hardware, office supplies, bicycle shops, laundry shops, and water-refilling stations100%Computer programming (such as writing, modifying, testing and supporting software, planning and designing computer systems), information service activities (such as data processing and hosting activities) and other related activities100%
Food preparation establishments such as kiosks, commissaries, restaurants, and eateriesPublishing and printing services (such as printing of newspapers, magazines, and other periodicals, books, brochures, manuscripts, posters, maps, atlases, advertising catalogues, prospectuses, etc; printing directly onto textiles, plastic, glass, metal wood, and ceramics)100%
•Take out and delivery100%Film, music, and TV production100%
•Outdoor dine-in services (al fresco)100%Recruitment and placement agencies for overseas employment100%
•Indoor dine-in services100%Other services such as photography; fashion, industrial, graphic, and interior design100%
Public and private financial service providers involved in the distribution of government grants and amelioration subsidies100%Wholesale and retail trade of motor vehicles, motorcycles, and bicycles, including their parts and components100%
Business process outsourcing establishments (BPOs), and export-oriented businesses, including mining and quarrying activities100%Travel agencies, tour operators, reservation service and related activities100%
Public transport providers and operators subject to the Department of Transportation (DOTr) guidelines100%Pet grooming services100%
Media establishments and their total permanent staff complement, inclusive of reporters and other field employees100%Non-leisure whole sale and retail establishments (mall-based or otherwise) such as:
Dental, rehabilitation, optometry and other medical clinics for the treatment of illness or injuries. Provided, that there is strict observance of infection prevention and control protocols. Provided, further, that the wearing of full Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) by dentists and attendants shall be mandatory. Provided, finally, that home service therapy for Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) shall be allowed100%• Mall-based government frontline services100%
Veterinary clinics100%• Clothing and accessories100%
Banks, money transfer services, including pawnshops only insofar as performing money transfer functions, microfinance institutions, and credit cooperatives, including their armored vehicle services, if any100%• Bookstores and school and office supplies stores100%
Capital markets, including but not limited to the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, Securities and Exchange Commission, Philippine Stock Exchange, Philippine Dealing and Exchange Corporation, Philippine Securities Settlement Corporation, and Philippine Depository and Trust Corporation100%• Baby or infant care supplies stores100%
Water supply and janitorial/sanitation services and facilities, including waste disposal services, as well as property management and building utility services100%• Pet shops, pet food and pet care supplies100%
Energy sector (oil, gas, and power companies), their third party contractors and service providers, including employees involved in electric transmission and distribution, electric power plant and line maintenance, electricity market and retail suppliers, as well as those involved in the exploration, operations, trading and delivery of coal, oil, crude or petroleum and by-products (gasoline, diesel, liquefied petroleum gas, jet oil, kerosene, lubricants), including gasoline stations, refineries and depots or any kind of fuel used to produce electricity100%• IT, communications, and electronic equipment100%
Telecommunications companies, internet service providers, cable television providers, including those who perform indirect services such as the technical, sales, and other support personnel, as well as the employees of their third party contractors doing sales, installation, maintenance and repair works100%• Flower, jewelry, novelty, antique, perfume shops100%
Airline and aircraft maintenance, pilots and crew, and employees of aviation schools for purposes of the pilot’s recurrent training for flight proficiency and type rating using simulator facilities; and ship captains and crew, including shipyard operations and repair100%• Toy store (playgrounds and amusement area closed)100%
Funeral and embalming services100%• Music stores100%
Security personnel licensed by the PNP – Supervisory Office for Security and Investigation Agencies100%• Art galleries (selling only)100%
Printing establishments authorized by the Bureau of Internal Revenue and other government agencies to print accountable forms and other security documents100%• Firearms and ammunition trading establishment100%
Establishments engaged in repair and maintenance of machinery and equipment, for households and essential permitted establishments100%Driving Schools (Subject to DOTr Guidelines)100%
Establishments engaged in repair and maintenance of motorized and non-motorized vehicles, including the sale of spare parts100%Testing and tutorial centers100%
Leasing of real and personal properties100%Review centers100%
Employment activities that involve the recruitment and placement for permitted sectors100%Language, dance, acting, voice schools50%
Teachers, professors and other staff for purposes of conducting online/offline, and flexible classes, completion of grades, and processing of student credentials, requirements and documents100%Outdoor sports, courts or venues (non contact and contact)100%
Lawyers who will provide legal representation necessary to protect rights of persons as well as legal services for permitted establishments, and law firms100%Indoor sports, courts or venues (non contact and contact)100%
All other establishments, to the extent necessary for the buying and selling of consumer goods or services via the internet100%
Private corporations are encouraged to process payrolls online. Payroll managers, and such other employees required for the processing of payroll, and accounting firms100%
Category I and Category II Lists of Business to Operate Partially, Fully and Closed During MGCQ in the Philippines as of June 14, 2021

While most of the businesses under the first two essential business categories can fully operate provided that all are securing the facilitation of health protocols, businesses and other establishments under the last categories are seen to slowly operate partially.

CATEGORY III LIST OF ESTABLISHMENTSPRESCRIBED CAPACITY DURING MGCQCATEGORY IV LIST OF ESTABLISHMENTSPRESCRIBED CAPACITY DURING MGCQ
Indoor visitor or tourist attractions, libraries, archives, not allowed museums, galleries, and cultural shows and exhibits75%Cinemas50%
Outdoor tourist attractions75%Amusement parks or theme parks75%
Venues for meetings, incentives, conferences, and exhibitions75%Casinos, horse racing, lottery and betting shops, and other gaming establishments100%
Personal care servicesRecreational venues such as internet cafes, billiard halls, amusement arcades, bowling alleys, and similar venues50%
•Beauty salons, barbershops, beauty parlors, and nail spas100%
•Other personal care services which include make-up salons, medical aesthetic clinics, cosmetic or derma clinics, reflexology, aesthetics, wellness and holistic centers, and other similar establishments; acupuncture and electrocautery establishments, and massage therapy including sports therapy establishments. It also includes establishments providing tanning services, body piercings, tattooing and similar services.100%
Limited Social Events at accredited establishments of the DOT (Subject to DOT/DTI Guidelines)50%
Category III and Category IV Lists of Business to Operate Partially, Fully and Closed During MGCQ in the Philippines as of June 14, 2021

As the community quarantines are at a continued phase of implementation there are a few type of business identified by the IATF to never even partially operate at any lockdown levels such as traditional cockfighting or operations on cockpits; entertainment venues such as karaoke bars, bars, concert halls, clubs, and theaters; and kids amusement industries such as playgrounds, playrooms and kiddie rides.

Get Cozy and Safe at Home

During these uncertain times, staying at home can be one of the few effective precautionary measures in securing a good health. Choosing the best home to offer the reach of the most essential conveniences can go a long way at this point.

Stay at Home during Pandemic | Camella Manors
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Camella Manors, the newest brand of mid rise affordable condo for sale units in the country sets your safety and security under one community at par to any community inside the city proper.

The brand’s development are nestled in Vista Land’s ‘communicities‘ which offers the conveniences in one go-to place, just inside the community radius. These strategic locations can be found across Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao specifically to the thriving metro cities of Lipa, Caloocan, Batangas, Puerto Princesa, Butuan, and Davao City.

Find the best spot to invest your safety and security during this period at Camella Manors.

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