Although the Philippines has yet to achieve a mask-free Christmas, still we need to take utmost care and precaution. As health restrictions begin to ease, especially now that Metro Manila is under Alert Level 2, we need to be more vigilant and conscious in spreading and accumulating the new variants of COVID-19.
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Longest lockdown in the world
For almost a year or two, the Philippines experienced high and lows in battling COVID-19 pandemic. Looking back, many of the young and old household members did not have a chance to see the outside world. Moreover, many of us have missed the fun from the two summer seasons that went by. Likewise, we spent most of our days indoors and celebrated special occasions in a virtual platform. Hence, a lot of us might be asking when will this pandemic end?
With the efficient expertise by the medical experts around the world, the COVID-19 vaccines are successful in its nationwide rollout. Consequently, this paved the way to reduce the transmission rate of COVID-19. Subsequently, it gave a breather for the medical frontliners, especially to the health care systems who were once at the brink of failing.
Having the longest lockdown in the world, it is in our hands if we will keep this crisis in our midst. For this reason, everyone has a significant responsibility in making this country a safe space to live in.
Here are a detailed Alert Level 2 guidelines to keep you and your family safe and healthy. At the end of the day, health precaution starts with yourself.
What is Alert Level 2?
Alert Level 2 denotes to places where transmission is low and declining, healthcare use is low, or case count is low, yet growing. In addition, case numbers in Alert Level 2 are low and declining while the overall bed use and intensive care unit utilization rates are rising
Alert Level 2 Guidelines
First, tourists now have intrazonal and interzonal mobility. Nonetheless, reasonable LGUs may apply limits, which should not be more stringent than those authorized under higher alert levels and are subject to the oversight, monitoring, and assessment of their particular RIATF.
However, the government did not allow the operations of casinos, horse racing, cockfighting and the operation of cockpits, lottery and betting shops, and other gaming enterprises. Specifically, this is for the regions under Alert Level 2 unless the IATF or the President authorizes it.
What establishments are open under Alert Level 2?
The following establishments or activities can operate with only a maximum of 50% indoor venue capacity for fully vaccinated people and children under the age of 18, even if unvaccinated, and 70% capacity of an outdoor venue. In addition, the establishments should ensure that all of these workers/employees have received full vaccinnation against COVID-19. Nonetheless, this is in effect if there were no oppositions from the LGU.
a. MICE (meetings, incentives, conferences, and exhibits) venues;
b. Permitted locations for social gatherings such as parties, wedding receptions, and so on.
– Parties for engagements, wedding anniversaries, debuts, and birthdays
– Reunions of family members, as well as wedding or baby showers;
c. Libraries, archives, museums, galleries, and other tourist attractions
parks, plazas, public gardens, beautiful vistas or overlooks
d. Theme parks or amusement parks;
Indoor Leisure and Recreational Facilities
e. Internet cafés, billiard halls, and amusement parks are examples of recreational venues.
arcades, bowling alleys, ice rinks, archery halls, swimming pools, and other recreational facilities
f. Cinemas and theaters;
g. Basic education lessons will run via limited number of face-to-face or in-person settings upon consent from the President’s Office;
h. For higher education and for professional development, there are just a few face-to-face or in-person programs available.
education and training in the technical-vocational field;
i. Religious meetings in person; necrological services, wakes, etc. Those who died from reasons other than COVID-19 were buried and had funerals and for the COVID-19 deceased’s remains;
Other Social Initiatives
j. Examinations for licensure or entrance/qualification and other special examination administered and allowed by respective government agency.
k. Food preparation outlets, such as kiosks, offer dine-in services that are subject to DTI health and safety protocols.
l. Barbershops, hair spas, and hair salons are examples of personal care facilities. In addition, nail spas as well as businesses that provide aesthetic/cosmetic services or procedures. For instance, make-up, salons, spas, reflexology, and other comparable procedures are available. In addition, masks must be worn at all times, and DTI sector-specific regulations must be followed.
n. Film, music, and television production are all governed by the same set of standards; thus, permission may be granted by the Department of Transportation, the Department of Labor, and the Department of Health;
o. Contact sports that are allowed by the respective LGU
p. Playgrounds, funfairs/peryas, and other children’s entertainment businesses
q. Venues that feature live vocal or wind instrument artists as well as spectators such as karaoke bars, nightclubs, performance venues, and theaters
r. Getting-together activities in people’s homes who do not live under the same roof or who are not of the same kin
Camella Manors is your Safe Space
One of the advantages of having your own space in suburban areas is the less dense crowd. Subsequently, it will give you less exposure to people, especially when you are in a home shielded by a lush foliage of Caribbean Pine Trees. Besides, you will get to experience a breath of fresh air and the rejuvenation of the laid-back atmosphere of your pine-estate condo in the Philippines.
On the other hand, Camella Manors is a community that places its residents’ health and safety a priority. This is why, all of its condo properties are situated near hospitals and clinics, which are all a few minutes away.
Living in a condo like Camella Manors does not only give convenience for your lifestyle needs. It also considers your well-being.
With Camella Manors’ walkable and breathable green spaces, you will experience a balanced lifestyle that you cannot get in urban areas. Likewise, the community enforces a 24/7 security that will leave you and your family at peace.
Be a Responsible Condo Resident
Now that Metro Manila is under Alert Level 2, you need to be a responsible condo resident, especially when you travel in the area. Hence, make sure that you follow the minimum health protocols. In this way, it will lessen the risk of having you being the carrier of a viral transmission in the condo community.
Indeed, healthy and safety is a shared responsibility.