What Alert Level 2 Means
Alert Level 2 does not limit as many activities as Alert Level 3 and higher do. Social events such as parties, wedding receptions, birthday parties, etc. are allowed to take place. The LGUs can allow amusement parks or theme parks and cinemas or movie houses to operate.
Limited face-to-face classes are also allowed under the new Metro Manila alert level. Barbershops, hair salons, and other personal care establishments are subject to sector-specific protocols. Contact sports, fitness studios, and gyms will be allowed pending LGU approval.
Metro Manila alert level has been downgraded, along with seven other provinces. These will be placed under the less restrictive Alert Level 2 from February 1 to 15. Malacañang Palace made the announcement based on declining COVID cases. The independent monitoring group OCTA Research stated just two days before that Metro Manila should remain at Alert Level 3. Most regions and cities around the Philippines remain under Alert Level 3 despite this change in the status quo. Switching to Alert Level 2 means fewer restrictions on intrazonal and interzonal movements. Many activities that were restricted and establishments that were closed will now be allowed to operate once again.
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