Starting May 15 until the end of the month, Metro Manila and nearby provinces of Bulacan, Rizal, Laguna, and Cavite or the National Capital Region Plus will be placed under a general community quarantine with heightened restrictions.
According to presidential spokesperson Harry Roque, under the GCQ with heightened restrictions, only essential travel into and out of the NCR Plus shall be allowed.
Who can go outside?
Individuals aged 18 to 65 years old can leave their household in GCQ areas with heightened restrictions.
What establishments are allowed to operate?
Indoor dine-in services in the bubble will be at 20% venue or seating capacity, while outdoor or al fresco dining will be at 50% capacity.
Outdoor tourist attractions in the bubble can also open at 30% capacity with strict adherence to minimum health standards.
Personal care services that allow for services not requiring mask removal, such as salons, parlors, and beauty clinics among others are allowed at 30% capacity.
Also allowed in the NCR Plus are specialized markets of the Department of Tourism.
Is public transportation allowed?
Public transportation will remain operational "at such capacities and protocols in accordance with the Department of Transportation guidelines while the use of active transportation shall be promoted."
Interzonal travel from NCR Plus areas, except those conducted by authorized persons outside residence, will also remain prohibited.
What public gatherings are allowed?
Religious gatherings and gatherings for necrological services, wakes, inurnment and funerals for those who died of causes other than COVID-19 in NCR Plus will be allowed up to 10% of the venue capacity.
Are outdoor sports allowed?
Yes! But only non-contact sports, games, scrimmages held outdoors.
Establishments that are still not allowed to operate during the GCQ with heightened restrictions:
- entertainment venues, such as bars, concert halls, theaters
- recreational venues, such as internet cafes, billiards halls, arcades
- amusement parks, fairs, playgrounds, kiddie rides
- indoor sports courts and venues
- indoor tourist attractions
- venues for meetings, conferences, exhibitions
—NB, GMA News