In line with the latest announcement from the national government’s Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) for Metro Manila, which is still under general community quarantine, the Quezon City government has raised the age of authorized individuals allowed to go out to 18 years old.
Previously, people 15 to 65 years old were allowed to leave their homes.
In the city’s revised guidelines, persons between 18 to 65 years old are allowed to leave home, provided that they have company identification card (ID), school ID or any government-issued ID. Persons younger or older than the permitted ages may leave home only for buying essentials.
In a statement, Mayor Joy Belmonte reminded all residents to abide by the revised guidelines to ensure a healthy and happier Christmas celebration.
“For most of us, especially families with younger children, we have to forego some of our Christmas traditions like travelling and eating out together. But in exchange, this will give us peace of mind as we’ll remain safe and Covid-free,” said Belmonte.
Meanwhile, children below 18 will be allowed to go out only for essential needs such as medical or dental appointments. They must be accompanied by a parent or adult guardian.
The parent or guardian should likewise supervise the minor in observing health protocols such as wearing of face masks, regular handwashing, and physical distancing. SOVEREIGNPH