ILOITO CITY – The local government has ordered the immediate lifting of restrictions on the sale and public consumption of alcohol for fully vaccinated customers to help more commercial establishments recover from the impact of the pandemic.
Mayor Jerry P. Treñas on Thursday signed Executive Decree (EO) 137-A authorizing restaurants and other establishments offering alcohol or alcoholic beverages to serve fully vaccinated customers.
“To this end, restaurants and other authorized establishments must require the presentation of vaccination cards and an identity document from their customers before serving,” said the mayor in his EO.
Sale and consumption will be permitted at any time of the day. However, establishments must meet the 50 percent indoor capacity and 70 percent outdoor capacity for customers.
To ensure that establishments are in compliance with the bylaw, the city government will deploy compliance officers and authorized personnel to perform random inspections.
“As the father of the city, I also advocate that, despite opening up more opportunities for recreation and entertainment, we remain vigilant and follow safety protocols to ensure we avoid the influx of cases.” , he posted on his official Facebook page. .
Iloilo City is currently under Alert Level 2 classification until the end of this month, allowing more establishments to operate as restrictions have been relaxed for travelers.
On November 16, the mayor issued EO 137 which allowed fully vaccinated people to travel to the city simply by showing their vaccination card or certification in place of the negative transcription polymerase chain reaction test (RT -PCR).
Fully immunized Filipino Returning Overseas Workers (ROFs), Authorized Out-of-Home Persons (APORs), returning city residents, also do not need to undergo quarantine on their own. arrival.
However, they are required to obtain a transit permit via the Safe, Swift and Smart Passage (S-PaSS) system.
Minors who are not fully vaccinated, however, must undergo a quarantine and undergo RT-PCR at the testing center of their choice on the third day after arrival.
Below the current alert level, utility vehicles are permitted at 70 percent of their capacity.
Mass gatherings including church services, weddings, baptisms, funerals or burials and other social events are allowed at a maximum capacity of 50%.
In addition, an indoor capacity of 50% is already authorized for fully vaccinated persons and an outdoor capacity of 70% for the organization of meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions (MICE); sightseeing or tourist attractions; amusement and theme parks; places of recreation; movie houses; limited face-to-face for higher education and technical vocational schools; license to practice or qualifying examinations; hair salons, spas and those offering cosmetic services; non-contact fitness studios, gymnasiums and exercise rooms; film, music and television production; and contact sports. (ANP)