Senior citizens who have completed their Covid-19 vaccinations can now go outside their homes amid the Covid-19 pandemic, the government’s pandemic task force announced on Friday.

Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases and Palace spokesman Harry Roque said the decision to allow fully vaccinated seniors in general community quarantine (GCQ) and modified GCQ areas more mobility was made on Thursday.

“The movement of fully vaccinated seniors is, however, limited to travel within their zone as interzonal travel is still prohibited, except for point-to-point travel that was previously allowed,” Roque said in a statement.

Senior citizens are also required to present their Covid-19 vaccination card and continue to observe minimum public health standards set by the government, such as physical distancing and the wearing of face masks and shields.

Senior citizens are the country’s second-highest priority group for Covid-19 vaccination.

The Covid-19 vaccines the country has been using are administered in two doses, weeks to months apart. John Ezekiel J. Hirro