STATEMENT ON OUTDOOR EXERCISES IN METRO MANILA DURING MECQ METROPOLITAN MANILA DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
Aug. 21, 2021
Outdoor exercises are allowed in the National Capital Region during the Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ).
It is the discretion of the local government units on whether to impose limitations on the movement or the time period when outdoor exercises are allowed in their respective jurisdictions.
During the MECQ period, everyone can do outdoor exercises, based on the IATF Omnibus Guidelines.
As a general rule, as stated in the Omnibus Guidelines (Sec. 3.16, as of 19 August 2021) individual outdoor exercises such as outdoor walks, jogging, running or biking, are allowed within the general area of their residence, e.g. within the barangay, purok, subdivision, and/or village. Provided that the minimum public health standards and precautions such as the wearing of face masks, and the maintenance of social distancing protocols are observed.
"The Metro Manila LGUs, however, can set limitations on the movement or the time period of outdoor exercises, in their jurisdiction based on their COVID-19 situation," said Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Chairman Benhur Abalos, who is also the concurrent head of the MMC.
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