Senior citizens, minors allowed to stroll in Mati City

DAVAO CITY – Senior citizens and children ages five years old and above in Mati City are allowed to go outside for activities based on the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) for the Management of Emerging Infectious Disease resolution.

In Executive Order No. 100 signed by Mati City Mayor Michelle Nakpil Rabat on October 8, 2021, the city has loosened the limits on children leaving their homes. The children, however, must be supervised by adults who are fully vaccinated.

Mayor Michelle said that senior citizens are also allowed to move within the city, enter the city as tourists and returning residents, provided that they are fully vaccinated. He added that senior citizens will be required to present their COVID-19 vaccination card.

Outdoor areas allowed are parks, playgrounds, beaches, biking and hiking trails, outdoor tourist sites and attractions as may be defined by the Department of Tourism (DOT), outdoor non-contact sports courts and venues, al fresco dining establishments, and places of worship.

But mixed-use indoor/outdoor buildings, facilities, such as malls and similar establishments are still off-limits to children and senior citizens. The EO 100 also stated that its guidelines effectiveness is still subject however to COVID-19 situation update in the city.

“In case of spike and increase in COVID-19 cases, the Mati Incident Management Team (IMT) shall immediately withdraw the modifications provided in this Order,” Mayor Michelle said in her EO.

Strict observance of the minimum public health standards like the wearing of face masks, social distancing, avoid mass gathering, frequent washing of hands will still be implemented at all times in all areas within Mati City.