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This Week in Central Luzon (June 6 to 12, 2020)

Public safety measures are adjusted in line with the shift in quarantine status.

By: Yoorekka Team | June 06, 2020

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Quarantine Updates, Traffic News, public transportation, Public safety measures, social distancing, Health News

In the past week, more relaxed guidelines are followed as people adapt to the “new normal”. Employees have started reporting back to their respective offices, and public transportation including buses and trains have resumed operations. In Central Luzon, establishments like barber shops and salons are finally allowed to operate once more. Subic Bay Freeport Zone is slowly opening its gates to those in need of medicine, and Clark International Airport has released guidelines for allowed flights in the area. Read on for a roundup of quarantine updates this week.


Quarantine Updates


Clark and Subic placed under General Community Quarantine

Both Clark and Subic are now placed under general community quarantine until June 15, 2020. Despite being placed under a more relaxed quarantine status, the two areas are still required to observe minimum public health standards. Now that they are under GCQ, barber shops and salons are allowed to operate at 30% capacity, and can only increase up to 50% if the venue capacity of the establishments allow social distancing. [1 & 2]


Transportation and Traffic News


SBMA release transportation guidelines under GCQ

Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority Chairman Wilma Eisma released a list of guidelines for public transportation services for Subic Bay. The guidelines are as follows:

1. Only SBMA-accredited taxis and company shuttles are allowed to ferry passengers inside the Subic Bay Freeport Zone.
2. All passengers should be point-to-point only; no pick-up is allowed along the way.
3. Disinfection of vehicles should be done after each and every trip.
4. Taxi and shuttle passengers should be checked for COVID-19 symptoms before riding.
5. Sundo or fare bookings are only allowed for Subic Bay Freeport Zone housing residents. Multiple bookings/share-a-ride are not allowed.
6. Carpooling among employees of the same company is allowed. The company has to submit to the Motor Vehicles Registration Office a list of carpooling vehicles (driver’s name, car registration, plate number).
7. Each type of vehicle has an assigned maximum number of passengers. [3]



Clark International Airport releases guidelines

Clark International Airport has also released a set of guidelines for public transportation as it awaits for the resumption of commercial flights. Below is a list of flights that are allowed to operate:

1. Government/military flights
2. International flights subject to existing IATF-EID/BOQ protocols
3. Air ambulance and medical supplies
4. Flight check and weather mitigation flights
5. Maintenance and utility flights
6. Special airport-to-airport trip arranged by the airlines, in coordination with the airport authorities

Public safety measures like wearing face masks and other protective equipment and observance of social distancing must be followed. Only passengers with valid travel documents shall be allowed to enter the airport premises. Checking of temperature is also mandatory upon entry. Passengers and essential personnel shall be allowed entry and exit to airport terminals. Moreover, disinfecting facilities established in terminals shall be equipped with alcohol and/or soap. Foot baths shall also be installed in all entry/exit points of passengers and airport personnel. All airport facilities and equipment shall be regularly disinfected and sanitized. [4]


Shopping News: Salons and barber shops now allowed to reopen


Barber shops and salons can finally resume operations in all areas under general community quarantine starting June 7, 2020, but only at 30% capacity. If the venues for these establishments are big and wide enough to allow social distancing, then they can slowly increase their operating capacity at 50%. All barber shops and salons are mandated to observe public safety measures such as wearing protective equipment and disinfecting of hands, gears, and the entire shop. [5]



Health News: Subic Bay Freeport Zone issues One-Day Pass for medicine purchasers


The Office Services Department and ID Division are issuing one-day passes to all individuals who need to buy medicine that are only available in drugstores found inside Subic Bay Freeport Zone. Here are the following steps that must be followed to acquire a one-day pass:

1. The requestor must submit or call in a request to the SBMA Public Health and Safety Department at 252-4880 from Mondays to Saturdays at 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM.
2. PHSD will validate/certify the request. If disapproved, PHSD will inform the requestor; if approved, PHSD will pass on the request to the Pass and ID Division.
3. The Pass and ID Division will issue the one-day pass to requestor. [6]


Go to Yoorekka for more COVID-19 updates in Central Luzon.



Sources:
[1] https://bit.ly/2U64jwG
[2] https://bit.ly/3dwMChi
[3] https://bit.ly/2U4As7P
[4] https://bit.ly/2Ayh0cM
[5] https://bit.ly/2U64jwG
[6] https://bit.ly/300GXfG

Quarantine Updates, Traffic News, public transportation, Public safety measures, social distancing, Health News

In the past week, more relaxed guidelines are followed as people adapt to the “new normal”. Employees have started reporting back to their respective offices, and public transportation including buses and trains have resumed operations. In Central Luzon, establishments like barber shops and salons are finally allowed to operate once more. Subic Bay Freeport Zone is slowly opening its gates to those in need of medicine, and Clark International Airport has released guidelines for allowed flights in the area. Read on for a roundup of quarantine updates this week.


Quarantine Updates


Clark and Subic placed under General Community Quarantine

Both Clark and Subic are now placed under general community quarantine until June 15, 2020. Despite being placed under a more relaxed quarantine status, the two areas are still required to observe minimum public health standards. Now that they are under GCQ, barber shops and salons are allowed to operate at 30% capacity, and can only increase up to 50% if the venue capacity of the establishments allow social distancing. [1 & 2]


Transportation and Traffic News


SBMA release transportation guidelines under GCQ

Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority Chairman Wilma Eisma released a list of guidelines for public transportation services for Subic Bay. The guidelines are as follows:

1. Only SBMA-accredited taxis and company shuttles are allowed to ferry passengers inside the Subic Bay Freeport Zone.
2. All passengers should be point-to-point only; no pick-up is allowed along the way.
3. Disinfection of vehicles should be done after each and every trip.
4. Taxi and shuttle passengers should be checked for COVID-19 symptoms before riding.
5. Sundo or fare bookings are only allowed for Subic Bay Freeport Zone housing residents. Multiple bookings/share-a-ride are not allowed.
6. Carpooling among employees of the same company is allowed. The company has to submit to the Motor Vehicles Registration Office a list of carpooling vehicles (driver’s name, car registration, plate number).
7. Each type of vehicle has an assigned maximum number of passengers. [3]



Clark International Airport releases guidelines

Clark International Airport has also released a set of guidelines for public transportation as it awaits for the resumption of commercial flights. Below is a list of flights that are allowed to operate:

1. Government/military flights
2. International flights subject to existing IATF-EID/BOQ protocols
3. Air ambulance and medical supplies
4. Flight check and weather mitigation flights
5. Maintenance and utility flights
6. Special airport-to-airport trip arranged by the airlines, in coordination with the airport authorities

Public safety measures like wearing face masks and other protective equipment and observance of social distancing must be followed. Only passengers with valid travel documents shall be allowed to enter the airport premises. Checking of temperature is also mandatory upon entry. Passengers and essential personnel shall be allowed entry and exit to airport terminals. Moreover, disinfecting facilities established in terminals shall be equipped with alcohol and/or soap. Foot baths shall also be installed in all entry/exit points of passengers and airport personnel. All airport facilities and equipment shall be regularly disinfected and sanitized. [4]


Shopping News: Salons and barber shops now allowed to reopen


Barber shops and salons can finally resume operations in all areas under general community quarantine starting June 7, 2020, but only at 30% capacity. If the venues for these establishments are big and wide enough to allow social distancing, then they can slowly increase their operating capacity at 50%. All barber shops and salons are mandated to observe public safety measures such as wearing protective equipment and disinfecting of hands, gears, and the entire shop. [5]



Health News: Subic Bay Freeport Zone issues One-Day Pass for medicine purchasers


The Office Services Department and ID Division are issuing one-day passes to all individuals who need to buy medicine that are only available in drugstores found inside Subic Bay Freeport Zone. Here are the following steps that must be followed to acquire a one-day pass:

1. The requestor must submit or call in a request to the SBMA Public Health and Safety Department at 252-4880 from Mondays to Saturdays at 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM.
2. PHSD will validate/certify the request. If disapproved, PHSD will inform the requestor; if approved, PHSD will pass on the request to the Pass and ID Division.
3. The Pass and ID Division will issue the one-day pass to requestor. [6]


Go to Yoorekka for more COVID-19 updates in Central Luzon.



Sources:
[1] https://bit.ly/2U64jwG
[2] https://bit.ly/3dwMChi
[3] https://bit.ly/2U4As7P
[4] https://bit.ly/2Ayh0cM
[5] https://bit.ly/2U64jwG
[6] https://bit.ly/300GXfG

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