Gyms, museums allowed at limited capacity in NCR Plus

Residents in Cavite and other ‘NCR Plus’ areas may now hit the gym and visit historical sites as the government further loosens community quarantine restrictions.

The government’s COVID-19 task force has allowed the partial reopening of gyms and other indoor non-contact sports, as well as the historical sites and museums within NCR Plus.

The Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) on Thursday decided to allow gyms, fitness studios, skating rinks, and other indoor non-contact sports venues in the NCR Plus resume its operations at 30 percent capacity.

However, the owners of these establishments need to first obtain “Safety Seal” certifications as proof of their compliance with health protocols before they can reopen, according to the task force. 

Moreover, the IATF has also given its go signal for the reopening of historical sites and museums in NCR Plus at 20 percent venue capacity, subject to the approval of their respective local government units. The task force, however, still prohibits guided tours. 

Since late March, gyms, fitness studios, and museums were closed as the government reimposed tighter restrictions in the NCR Plus due to skyrocketing number of COVID-19 infections. 

The NCR Plus area, which consists of Metro Manila, Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna, and Rizal, is under general community quarantine ‘with restrictions’ until June 15. (Read: Duterte keeps Cavite under GCQ)

Thumbnail photo by Eduardo Cano from Unsplash 

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