The Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) on Emerging Infectious Diseases has allowed children five years old and above to go outside of their residences in areas under lenient community quarantine classifications.

According to IATF Resolution No. 125, the policy will be implemented in areas under general community quarantine (GCQ) and modified GCQ, except in areas under GCQ “with heightened restrictions.”

Children aged five and above are now allowed to go to the following places, given that they’re accompanied by their parents:

  • beach
  • park
  • playground
  • outdoor tourism areas
  • biking and hiking trails

However, they remain banned from going inside mixed-use indoor/outdoor buildings and facilities such as malls.

Local government units may increase the age limit for children allowed to go outside in their areas of jurisdiction. John Ezekiel J. Hirro