Malacañang on Wednesday announced transition protocols for Metro Manila, Bulacan, Laguna, Cavite and Rizal as they revert to the less strict general community quarantine from Aug. 19 to 31.

A daily curfew from 8 p.m. until 5 a.m. will be implemented, as decided by Metro Manila mayors, Palace spokesman Harry Roque said.

Gatherings of more than 10 people will remain prohibited.

Dine-in restaurants, salons and barbershops will be allowed to reopen at a capacity to be determined by local government units (LGUs).

Establishments offering personal care and aesthetic services, gyms, fitness studios, sports facilities, testing and tutorial centers, review centers, internet cafes, drive-in cinemas, and pet grooming services will remain closed.

The enforcement of quarantine passes will be the discretion of LGUs.

Motorcycle riders living in the same house will no longer be required to use motorcycle barriers. Riders not living in the same house, however, must use protective barriers.

All motorcycle riders will be required to wear face masks and full-face helmets.

Face shields, apart from face masks, are required in commercial places, indoor workplaces and public transport.

The guidelines were issued to provide for a “gradual” transition from the stringent modified enhanced community quarantine, Roque said. John Ezekiel J. Hirro