Alert Level 3 Guidelines in Baguio City
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Baguio City Guidelines during Alert Level 3 released

The Baguio City government has released the guidelines to observe during Alert Level 3 status. This, after the classification of Baguio City, was elevated to Alert level 3 from the previous Alert level 2. The Alert level 3 status of Baguio City will be from January 9-15, 2022. The Executive order will take effect on January 10, 2022 and will remain effective for the entire duration of Alert Level 3.

Related Article: Baguio City will be placed under Alert Level 3

Here are the guidelines to follow during Alert Level 3 in Baguio City

General Rules to maintain minimum public health standards

On Use of Face masks

  • All persons in the City of Baguio should wear face masks at all times (medical / surgical grade face masks are encouraged)  and shall observe physical distancing following a distance of at least 1-meter radius between persons at all times.

Use of Faceshields

  • Full coverage face shields must be worn inside health facilities such as clinics, medical centers, isolation units, and the like. Other indoor establishments have the discretion to require the wearing of face shields.

Guidelines for Unvaccinated Individuals

  • ALL UNVACCINATED individuals shall stay in their residences at all times, EXCEPT when it shall be necessary to avail of essential goods and services, work in permitted industries, seek medical attention or consultation, or participate in permitted activities. Due to these exceptions, the following shall apply:

1. Unvaccinated or Partially Vaccinated persons aged 17 and BELOW may be                             allowed in indoor settings or enclosed spaces, as long as the following                                     conditions are met:

1.1 They are accompanied by a fully vaccinated adult

1.2 A Safety Seal certificate has been duly issued to the                                                                      establishment/venue; and

1.3 All staff and personnel in the establishment/venue are fully                                                       vaccinated.

2. Notwithstanding the immediate preceding provision, persons aged 14 and                            below shall not be allowed inside indoor markets, supermarkets, grocery                                stores, and other similar high-risk & high-traffic 3C (Closed, Crowded, and                             Close Contact) environments; and

3. Employees who are immunocompromised, pregnant, over the age of 65, or                            unvaccinated (regardless of age and health status) shall be prioritized to                                avail of alternate work arrangements; and

Curfew Implementation

  • A general curfew shall be implemented from 12:00 AM to 4:00 AM. The curfew shall apply to everyone EXCEPT those working in frontline services and permitted industries, which require operations beyond the curfew hours.

Pharmacy, Grocery Stores Operation

  • Pharmacies, grocery stores, and other retail establishments for medicine, food, and other essential commodities may be allowed to operate 24/7.

Restaurants and Fast Food Establishments Operation

  • Restaurants, fast-food establishments, and eateries that choose to operate during curfew hours shall continue to do so for take-out and delivery services only.

Liquor Ban

  • A temporary ban on the sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages and liquor products within the City of Baguio shall be imposed from 12:00 AM to 12:00 PM.
  •  Alcoholic beverages shall not be allowed inside construction sites, barracks, and stay-in training centers.

Inter-zonal and Intra-zonal Travel

  • The provisions of Executive Order 139 s. 2021 shall apply with regards to the  restrictions for border management in relation to inter-zonal and intra-zonal travel.

Leisure and non-essential Travel Guidelines

  • Acceptance of Leisure and non-essential travel through baguio visita ( shall be reduced subject to the advisories that may be issued by the Baguio City Tourism Office.
  • Fully vaccinated leisure and non-essential travelers must comply with the following:

a. Present negative RT-PCR test results within 72 hours prior to arrival in                                  Baguio City or negative result of Rapid antigen test conducted within 24                                hours prior to arrival.

b. Upon arrival, travelers may undergo Rapid Antigen test at duly authorized                             triage units operating under the supervision of the City Health Services                                   Office.

c. Regardless of vaccination status travelers aged 12 to 17 must present a                                     negative RT-PCR test within 72 hours prior to arrival or a negative result of                           Rapid Antigen tests within 24 hours prior to arrival.

– Travelers age 11 and below shall not be required to present test result nor                               undergo testing upon arrival in the city.

d. Unvaccinated or partially vaccinated adult individuals traveling for leisure or                         non-essential purposes SHALL NOT BE ALLOWED.


Essential Travel Guidelines

  • Essential Travels for Authorized Persons Outside of Residence (APORs) shall still be allowed upon presentation of complete documents as proof of authorized travel purpose. For pre-registration and documentary requirements, the provisions of EO 139 s. 2021 shall apply.

Permitted Industries and Activities

  • All public and private workplaces shall utilize Flexible Work Arrangements and Work From Home schemes in order to maintain an onsite workforce of a maximum of 60%. Departments and Agencies providing health and emergency frontline services, laboratory services, testing services, border control, and other critical services shall operate with a workforce beyond the prescribed capacity to deliver their mandate.

The following industries shall limit their accommodations for guests, clients and patrons, which may be revised according to the given space/floor area.

1. Food and Beverage Establishments/Restaurants

  • Food and beverage retail establishments with dine-in services such as restaurants, cafes, eateries, fast-food establishments, canteens, and other similar establishments: maximum of 30% seating capacity in indoor setting for fully vaccinated individuals only, and 50% seating capacity for outdoor or al fresco setting;

2. Gyms, Fitness Centers, Salons, Spas

  • Gyms, fitness centers, salons, spas, and personal care establishments: maximum of 30% capacity in indoor areas for fully vaccinated individuals only, and 50% capacity in outdoor areas;

3. Recreational Venues (Internet cafes, amusement arcades, bowling, cinemas)

  • Recreational venues such as internet cafes, amusement arcades, bowling alleys, cinemas, theaters, and other similar establishments: maximum of 30% of indoor accommodation capacity for fully vaccinated individuals only, and 50% capacity in outdoor areas;

4. Museums, Cultural Centers, Libraries, Archives

  • Museums and cultural centers, libraries and archives, and other tourist and leisure attractions: maximum of 30% of indoor accommodation capacity for fully vaccinated individuals only, and 50% capacity in outdoor areas;

5. E-Bingo and other gaming establishments

  • E-bingo outlets and other gaming establishments: maximum of 30% of accommodation capacity at any given time for fully vaccinated individuals only. For establishments in this category, Safety Seal Certificate is a requirement for permitted operations;

Hotels, Inns, Transient Houses, Dormitories

  • Accommodation establishments such as hotels, inns, transient houses, dormitories, and etc may accommodate guests at a maximum of 70% of total guests’ capacity only;


  • For sub-items 1, 2, 3 and 4, an additional 10% may be added to the permitted capacity if the establishment has been awarded a Safety Seal Certificate, and minors may be allowed subject to the application of Section 1, Paragraph C of this Order;

Public and Private Construction Projects

  • All public and private construction projects shall be allowed, but with strict compliance to the construction safety guidelines issued by the Department of Public Works and Highways for the implementation of infrastructure projects during the COVID-19 pandemic;

Bars and Night Clubs

  • Bars, night clubs, and other establishments where the primary business is the sale and service of liquor and other alcoholic beverages SHALL NOT BE ALLOWED to operate during Alert Level 3. Likewise, indoor kid amusement industries SHALL NOT BE ALLOWED to operate;

Indoor and Outdoor Non-contact Sports

  • Indoor and outdoor non-contact sports and other forms of physical fitness and exercise such as but not limited to walking, jogging, running, biking, golf, swimming, tennis, badminton, equestrian, range shooting, diving, and skateboarding are ALLOWED. Provided, that minimum public health standards such as the wearing of masks, physical distancing, and no sharing of equipment where applicable, are observed. Provided further, that operations of relevant clubhouses or similar establishments, if any, shall be limited to basic operations, and shall operate at a maximum of 30% of the venue capacity for indoor settings for fully vaccinated individuals only, and 50% for outdoor settings. The conduct and regulations applicable to these activities shall be included in Advisories to be released by the City Sports Office under the Office of the City Administrator. Spectators in all sports and activities shall be prohibited;

Contact Sports

  • Contact sports may be permitted or undertaken in a bubble-type setup as provided for under relevant guidelines adopted by the IATF, Games and Amusement Board, and Philippine Sports Commission, and upon approval by the Office of the City Administrator-Sports Office;

Review and Training Centers

  • Review centers, training centers and other similar institutions not otherwise governed by TESDA, may operate at 30% of the venue capacity, subject to the approval of the Health Services Office and the Local Government Unit. Further, all on-site personnel and all face to face attendees must be fully vaccinated, and the establishment or institution must have acquired a Safety Seal Certificate;

Film, Music, and Television productions

  • Film, music, and television productions may be ALLOWED, in compliance with guidelines issued by the Department of Health, Department of Trade and Industry, and the Film Development Council of the Philippines, and subject to the issuance of a permit from the Local Government Unit;
  • All offices, work places, stores, shops, establishments, including those within malls and shopping centers, shall exercise utmost hygiene and sanitation, continuous disinfection of high traffic and high touch contact areas, and shall implement such other advisories as prescribed by the Department of Health, Department of Trade and Industry, Department of Labor and Employment, and the Safety Seal Inspection and Monitoring Team;
  • Failure or refusal to comply with prescribed standards in the immediate preceding paragraphs may be a ground for closure, or revocation of business permits, revocation of Safety Seal Certificate, and the imposition of fines and other penalties, where applicable;

Licensure Exams Guidelines

  • Licensure or entrance/qualifying examinations administered by their respective government agency, and specialty examinations authorized by the IATF, subject to the health and safety guidelines as approved by the Local Government Unit, shall be allowed with attendance limited to a maximum of 30% of the venue seating capacity;

Face-to-Face or In-person classes for Higher Education Institutions

  • Face-to-face or in-person classes may be conducted in Higher Educational Institutions (HEIs) only provided that there is strict compliance with minimum public health standards, consultation with the local government unit, and compliance with guidelines set by the Commission on Higher Education. Extracurricular activities that involve face to face interaction or physical attendance are prohibited;

For K-12 Basic Education

  • For K-12 Basic Education, the Basic Education Learning Continuity Plan of the Department of Education shall be adopted. Extracurricular activities that involve face to face interaction or physical attendance are prohibited;

Technical Vocational Education and Training

  • Technical vocational education and training (TVET) shall be allowed, subject to pertinent issuances of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), and strict observance of minimum public health standards. Extracurricular activities that involve face to face interaction or physical attendance are prohibited;

Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions (MICE)

  • Where physical presence or participation is indispensable, meetings, incentives, conventions, and exhibitions (MICE), and other similar activities that are necessary for the conduct or provision of critical government services and authorized humanitarian activities, or which are pursuant to official functions of any legitimate agency, office, or instrumentality, or any cooperative, or place of work/business, may be allowed with strict adherence to prescribed minimum public health standards, provided, attendees in indoor settings are fully vaccinated and shall not exceed 30% of the venue capacity. Permitted attendance may be increased to 50% for outdoor settings;

Private Social Gatherings Guidelines

  • Private social gatherings to celebrate or commemorate personal or family milestones such as birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, gatherings to mourn departed loved ones, other non-work related gatherings held in hotels, conference halls, convention halls, and other similar venue establishments, provided, the same is inspected prior to the event or activity by personnel of the Health Services Office, and approval is secured from the Office of the City Mayor. Requests for inspections must be submitted to the Health Services Office not later than seven (7) days before the intended date of the event. Permitted attendance in indoor settings shall be at a maximum of 30% capacity for fully vaccinated individuals only. For these purposes, persons aged 17 and below may be allowed to participate, subject to compliance with Section 1, Paragraph C herein. Maximum permitted capacity may be increased to 50% for outdoor settings;
  • Similar activities shall be allowed within the residence, provided, that all the attendees are members of the immediate family, and prior notice is given to barangay officials. In no case shall the attendees exceed 10 persons at any given time;

Religious Gatherings

  • In-person religious gatherings, and gatherings for necrological services, wakes, inurnment, and funerals for those who died of causes other than COVID-19, and memorial services for the cremains of COVID-19 deceased shall be allowed with limited attendance as follows: 30% capacity in indoor areas for fully vaccinated individuals only, and 50% capacity in outdoor areas. For these purposes, persons aged 17 and below may be allowed to participate, subject to compliance with Section 1, Paragraph C herein. Visits to memorial parks, cemeteries, and columbaria shall be limited to not more than 10 persons per group;

General Guidelines for the Transport Sector

A. Carriage and passenger arrangements of public utility jeepney (PUJs) and taxis shall be subject to strict health standards, and Department of Transportation (DOTR) Guidelines for Public Transport Operations under Alert Levels System, to wit:

1. Only one passenger is allowed at the front seating area;

2. Operators must adopt a No Mask, No Ride policy for all passengers, and shall                        institute measures to mitigate the spread of the virus such as the provision of hand              sanitizers and similar disinfectants that are made readily available inside the                        vehicle, and utilization of a non-contact fare payment system;

3. Operators of public utility vehicles must ensure that passengers are wearing face                  masks at all times. Medical grade face masks/surgical masks are strongly                              encouraged. Passengers who fail or refuse to abide by these health protocols should            be instructed to alight from the vehicle.

B. Travel routes and coding schemes for PUJs, Taxi Units, and private vehicles shall be according to official Advisories to be released in suppletory effect hereto.

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