The Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) on Thursday, May 13, 2021, allowed the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) to conduct in-person assessments for Household Service Workers (HSWs) in areas under Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ).
However, the conduct of the activity is subject to conditions, such as said in-person assessments shall be held only in TESDA Training Institutions and in-person assessments remain prohibited in private assessment centers. In addition, in-persons assessments shall only be limited for HSWs ready for deployment, meaning, they must have contracts and visas.
Applicants must further abide by TESDA guidelines relative to the conduct of in-person assessments.
The IATF likewise allowed the resumption of Career Executive Service Written Examinations and Assessment Centers by the Career Executive Service Board, subject to health and safety protocols and the strict observance of the minimum public health standards.
Also approved by the IATF is the selling of Lotto, Keno, Scratch-It and Small Town Lottery Tickets nationwide even during MECQ by the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) and its authorized agents.
The PCSO is directed to ensure strict compliance to health and safety protocols and the observance of minimum public health standards.
Meanwhile, all diplomats or 9(e) visa holders shall continue to be governed by the testing and quarantine protocols as authorized under IATF Resolution No. 92, dated January 5, 2021, while all 9(a) visa holders are required to have an entry exemption document to be allowed to enter the Philippines. Exemption documents issued by the National Task Force shall be recognized until May 31, 2021. ###