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GCQ Guidelines in Benguet

Following the announcement that the Province of Benguet will revert back to General Community Quarantine (GCQ) status starting tomorrow, May 15, 2021, the Governor’s Office of Benguet has released an advisory on the modified guidelines which will be implemented in the province.

Related: Benguet and Apayao Revert to GCQ from May 15 to May 31

Movement of Persons

  • Persons below 15 years old and those 65 years old and above can leave their places of residence for obtaining essential goods and services;
  • Movement of Authorized Persons Outside of Residence (APORs) and other personnel carrying out critical services shall continue to be unimpeded;
  • Movement of all types of cargo and delivery vehicles shall remain unhampered;


  • Gatherings for necrological services, wakes, and funerals must be coordinated with the LGU concerned and shall be limited to four (4) days including burial day. Day 1 will be limited to immediate family members only;
  • Religious gatherings are limited to 30% to 50% of the venue capacity, subject to verification by the LGU concerned, with all the attendees complying with the minimum health protocols;
  • Community pantries shall remain open to the public. Imposition of appropriate procedures to be followed in obtaining food supplies therefrom should be strictly observed by the public

Sports and Tourism

  • Tourism destinations are now allowed to open but limited to local tourists only and subject to the compliance of basic health standards and destination rules and regulations;
  • Non-contact sports, games are allowed;
  • Personal care services that allow for services not requiring maks removal such as salons, parlors, beauty clinics, etc. are also allowed.

All other guidelines under GCQ shall be for strict compliance.

SOURCE: Governor’s Office- Benguet

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