News Release

Dine-in allowed to 10% capacity in MECQ; barbershops, beauty parlors, et al allowed to 30% capacity in MECQ


The Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) on Thursday, April 29, 2021, approved the recommendation to allow restaurants, eateries, commissaries, and other food preparation establishments to resume their indoor dine-in services in areas under Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ) at an initial 10% venue or seating capacity.

These food preparation establishments, however, may operate their indoor dine-in services beyond this limitation, provided that they comply with Joint Memorandum Circular No. 21-01 (s. 2021) or the Safety Seal Certification Program.

Also approved is the resumption of operations of beauty salons, beauty parlors, barbershops and nail spas at an initial 30% venue or seating capacity in MECQ areas. Moreover, these establishments shall only provide services that can accommodate the wearing of face masks at all times by clients and service providers.

These personal care establishments, however, may operate beyond this limitation, provided that they comply with Joint Memorandum Circular No. 21-01 (s.2021) or the Safety Seal Certification Program.

Personal care establishments and services not mentioned above shall not be allowed to operate.###