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March 2022 Under Alert Level 1: What’s Allowed and What Isn’t?

For starters, vaccination certificates are no longer required when entering shopping malls



Until March 31, 2022, the National Capital Region (NCR) and 47 other areas in the Philippines will be placed under Alert Level 1. The new alert level scheme, made official by the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) on March 15, continues the lift on a number of restrictions that make this the most lenient of guidelines. In the process, it establishes changes in the allowed movement for individuals and changes in logistics for various establishments.


The movement of persons, regardless of age, is now allowed. In addition, private establishments may now operate at full capacity; public transportation can now accommodate full seating capacity, too.


 Alert Level 1 Guidelines
Photo: ABS-CBN News


With that said, the IATF reminds that minimum health protocols should be followed at all times: Restrictions are still in place for crowds, enclosed spaces and close contact scenarios. Most importantly, a well-fitted mask remains a constant, as reported by the Philippine News Agency, whether “outdoors or indoors in private or public establishments, including in public transportation by land, air or sea, except when eating and drinking; participating in team and individual sports in venues where ventilation standards can be maintained; and practicing outdoor sports/exercise activities where physical distance can be maintained.”


Apart from Metro Manila, Alert Level 1 regulations apply in the following locations:



Luzon


Cordillera Administrative Region

·   Abra

·   Apayao

·   Baguio City

·   Kalinga


Region 1

·   Dagupan City

·   Ilocos Norte

·   Ilocos Sur

·   La Union

·   Pangasinan


Region II

·   Batanes

·   Cagayan

·   City of Santiago

·   Isabela

·   Quirino


Region III

·   Angeles City

·   Aurora

·   Bataan

·   Bulacan

·   Nueva Ecija

·   Olongapo City

·   Pampanga

·   Tarlac

·   Zambales


Region IV-A

·   Batangas

·   Cavite

·   Laguna

·   Lucena City


Region IV-B

·   Marinduque

·   Puerto Princesa City

·   Romblon

·   Region V

·   Naga City

·   Catanduanes


Visayas


Region VI

·   Aklan

·   Bacolod City

·   Capiz

·   Guimaras

·   Iloilo City


Region VII

·   Cebu City

·   Siquijor


Region VIII

·   Biliran

·   Ormoc City

·   Tacloban City


Mindanao


Region IX

·   Zamboanga City


Region X

·   Cagayan de Oro City

·   Camiguin


Region XI

·   Davao City


CARAGA 

·   Butuan City



Also until March 31, areas not mentioned above fall under Alert Level 2. Restrictions may be easing up, but it’s no time to let your guard down. Whenever possible, abide by extra safety measures when heading out, get tested when COVID-19 symptoms arise, and make sure you turn only to credible sources for health-related information.


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