Press Release

Religious gatherings under GCQ relaxed, allowed up to 50% seating capacity starting February 15


The Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) on Thursday, February 11, 2021, relaxed restrictions on mass gatherings for religious activities in areas under General Community Quarantine (GCQ) effective February 15, 2021.

Specifically, religious gatherings in GCQ areas shall be allowed up to 50% of the seating or venue capacity.

The IATF likewise approved during its 99th meeting the reopening and further expansion of the following businesses/industries, namely, driving schools; traditional cinemas, and video and interactive-game arcades; libraries, archives, museums, and cultural centers; meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions, and limited social events at credited establishments of the Department of Tourism. Also approved is the reopening of limited tourist attractions, such as parks, theme parks, natural sites and historical landmarks.

The reopening and further expansion shall be subject to the issuance of the implementing guidelines which will provide for the operational capacity, and oversight of the appropriate regulatory agency and the concerned local government units where these businesses/industries are located.

These businesses/industries shall comply with the strict observance of minimum public health standards set by the Department of Health. ###