Kids aged 5 and above can now go outdoors in GCQ, MGCQ areas

Kids aged 5 years and above are allowed to go to playgrounds, beaches, parks, but malls are still off-limits to them.
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Children aged five and above can go outdoors in areas under General Community Quarantine (GCQ) and Modified General Community Quarantine (MGCQ).

This was announced by Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque on Friday, July 9, 2021.

The policy however excludes areas under GCQ "with heightened restrictions," namely, Laguna and Cavite.

Children aged five and above can go to the following places as long as they are accompanied by adults:

  • Parks
  • Playgrounds
  • Beaches
  • Biking and Hiking Trails
  • Outdoor Tourist Sites
  • Outdoor Non-Contact Sports Courts and Venues
  • Al-fresco Dining Establishments

Malls remain off-limits to children.

Roque reiterated that minimum health standards should be observed outdoors such as the wearing of face masks and social distancing.

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Kids aged 5 years and above are allowed to go to playgrounds, beaches, parks, but malls are still off-limits to them.
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