No more quarantine pass required but certain restrictions such as curfews must still be followed under GCQ
Yes, you no longer need to bring your quarantine pass if you plan on running or participating in any non-contact sport around Metro Manila starting today, June 1.
Department of Interior and Local Government Secretary Eduardo Año said yesterday that citizens under general community quarantine (GCQ) don’t need their quarantine pass when they leave their homes for leisure purposes.
“We do not need a quarantine pass to be allowed to go out of our homes, but this is not ‘unli[mited],’ [such] that anytime [we want to leave], we can do so,” says Año. Curfew hours will still be enforced by the LGUs, which can designate areas where a quarantine pass will be required,” Año said in his statement.
However, he added that local government units (LGUs) may still require citizens to bring their quarantine pass with them if they live in areas under “critical zone” or “buffer zones.” He also said that certain restrictions such as curfews must also be followed under GCQ. LGUs could also impose total lockdown in barangays if there are more than two cases in seven days.
The Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Disease also released a list of sports you can partake in under GCQ. Aside from running, cycling, and jogging, you can now play golf, tennis, badminton, equestrian, skateboard, and swim.
While all the aforementioned sports are classified as non-contact, you must still follow safety guidelines like wearing a mask and observing social distancing, preferably more than two meters during play.