QC gov't releases guidelines for Christmas bazaars

Published November 27, 2021, 5:09 PM

by Aaron Homer Dioquino

Guidelines for bazaars, flea markets and other pop-up stores that will operate in Quezon City during the Christmas season was released by the local government on Friday, Nov. 26.

Vendors, organizers, and other personnel of the bazaars should be fully vaccinated and must secure business permits from the city’s Business Permits and Licensing Department (BPLD), the city government said.

They are encouraged to hold al fresco or outside dining(for food businesses), while thermal scanners and “KyusiPass” contact tracing forms should be placed at the venues’ entrances.

The local government said that some malls started conducting bazaars this November, and other schedules are yet to be announced.

Meanwhile, street vendors, hawkers and ambulant vendors are allowed to sell goods as long as they secure a permit from the Market Development and Administration Department (MDAD).

They are also required to present their vaccination cards as proof that they are fully vaccinated.

The local government reminded the residents to wear face masks and follow other health and safety protocols.

Bazaars and other stores have been allowed to operate in Metro Manila since the region was placed under Alert Level 2 quarantine status on Nov. 5, 2021.