Halloween parties must secure clearance, says Taguig City government

Published October 30, 2021, 2:40 PM

by Jonathan Hicap

The Taguig City government reminded organizers of Halloween parties and events that they must first secure clearance before these can be allowed.

“In order to avoid another surge and to lower the risk of transmission amongst customers and employees, all Halloween activities such as parties, events, promos and other similar activities shall be highly regulated and must first secure a clearance with the Safe City Task Force,” according to the city government’s Taguig Safe City Task Force.

Dining area at Skypark Lawn at SM Aura Premier in Taguig (Facebook / SM Aura Premier)

The task force said “all permitted venues for social events including Halloween activities must strictly observe dine-in guidelines and protocols and must follow the guidelines provided in Safe City Task Force Advisory No. 54.”

It said face masks can only be removed when seated and dining, social distancing must be strictly observed, and physical contact must be reduced.

For indoor areas, 30 percent capacity is allowed while outdoor areas are allowed to have 50 percent capacity.

The task force said only fully vaccinated customers will be allowed in indoor areas and all employees of establishments must be fully vaccinated.

“Designated Safety Officers (DSO) and/or Property Managers of establishments found to be in violation of these guidelines will be held liable and shall be penalized in accordance with R.A. No. 11332 [Mandatory Reporting of Notifiable Diseases and Health Events of Public Health Concern Act] and Taguig City Ordinance No. 24. Series of 2020,” it added.

For indoor dining areas, 30 percent venue capacity for fully vaccinated is allowed plus an additional 10 percent if the establishment has a safety seal.

The task force also reminded the following:

• All guests must accurately log their information for contact tracing purposes

• Designated Safety Officers must enforce health and safety protocols such as social distancing, wearing of face masks when not eating, etc.

• Only restaurants and resto bars with liquor license may serve alcoholic beverages

• Clubs and Bars are still not allowed to operate