DOLE allows child 15 to below 18 to perform at home during community quarantine

Published July 12, 2020, 1:19 PM

by Leslie Ann Aquino

The Department of Labor and Employment has said a child 15 to below 18 years of age may be engaged in public entertainment or information during community quarantine provided that it shall be done in their home.

Department of Labor and Employment (MANILA BULLETIN)
Department of Labor and Employment
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In Labor Advisory No. 24-2020 dated July 8, DoLE said it must also be done under the supervision of adult family members.

According to DoLE, a representative of the employer or production staff may be allowed to go to the child’s home, when necessary, to assist the child in performing the assigned task.

“In such cases, the employer shall inform the DoLE Regional Office having jurisdiction over the workplace of the child of its intention to engage a child 15 to below 18 years of age and submit a plan on measures that it will undertake to ensure compliance to health protocols,” DoLE said.

The advisory was issued for the guidance of employers whose business is allowed to operate during the community quarantine and will engage a child 15 to below 18 years of age in public entertainment or information.

Last month, the DoLE issued a similar advisory in which they said a child below 15 years of age may be allowed to participate in public entertainment or information during the community quarantine period provided that the child’s performance of the assigned task, such as photo shoot or audio-video recording, shall be done in the child’s home.

 
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