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IATF opens gyms in NCR Plus, seniors' movement guaranteed

IATF now allows gyms in NCR Plus, movement of fully inoculated seniors

MANILA – The Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF), in their meeting yesterday, agreed the opening of indoor non-contact sports venues with Safety Sea Certifications including gyms, fitness studies, skating rinks, and racket sports courts in the National Capital Region (NCR) Plus areas at 30% venue.

Presidential Spokesperson Secretary Harry Roque said also allowed to open are historical sites and museums in the NCR Plus areas at 20% venue capacity adhering to health and safety protocols and the approval of the local government unit where these sites may be situated.

However, guided tours in these historical sites and museums will remain prohibited.

The IATF allowed the movement of fully vaccinated senior citizens in areas under General Community Quarantine and Modified General Community Quarantine, subject to presentation of a duly issued COVID-19 vaccination card, and strict adherence to the observance of the minimum public health standards.

The movement of fully vaccinated seniors, is limited to travel within their zones as interzonal travel is still prohibited, except for point-to-point travel that was earlier allowed.

On the issue of fully vaccinated individuals, the IATF amended the guidelines of inbound international travel to any port of the country of fully vaccinated individuals who have been vaccinated in the Philippines, as mentioned in IATF Resolution No. 119.

The IATF issued a date of effectivity in the guideline which is June 16,2021. The IATF explained the verification process of vaccination cards, stating that a fully vaccinated individual must carry his or her vaccination card which must be verified prior to his/her departure prior to boarding, and a certification issued prior to his/her departure by the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) or the City Health officer of the local government unit which administered the last dose required for full vaccination. (Melo M. Acuña)

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