Christmas parties are allowed inside homes as long as no guests are invited.

The Department of Health (DOH)  encouraged the public to only hold Christmas parties with members of their own households and to not invite guests to avoid the possible transmission of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19). 

“‘Wag na muna magkaroon ng pagtitipon-tipon… ‘wag na muna magkaroon ng pagpunta sa kamag-anakan this coming holiday dahil ‘yan ay napaka-risky at maaring magdulot ng pagtaas uli ng kaso sa ating bansa,” Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said during the Laging Handa briefing.

“Party within the household lamang,” she said.

“‘Wag na muna buffet-style na kainan,” she added.

Vergeire also advised both the national government agencies and local government units not to conduct outreach programs this year since these activities “is going to draw crowds.”

However, if such programs cannot be stopped, she encouraged everyone to strictly follow minimum health standards, such as observing physical distancing, wearing face masks and shields, and limiting the number of people in a venue.

Areas under general community quarantine (GCQ) are allowed to hold a gathering with up to 10 people only, while areas under modified GCQ can accommodate up to 50 people. RJ Espartinez