City of Albay regulates sporting activities under Alert Level 1

TOWN OF LEGAZPI – The Municipality of Camalig in Albay on Monday issued an Executive Order (EO) regulating sporting activities as well as social gatherings after the entire province was placed under Alert Level 1, the community’s lowest category of the country’s coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) quarantine regime.

The 2022 EO Series #12 signed by Mayor Carlos Irwin Baldo Jr. on April 1 states that non-contact outdoor sports and other forms of exercise such as, but not limited to, walking, jogging, running, bicycling, swimming, tennis, badminton, and skateboarding are permitted provided that minimum public health protocols are followed and there is no sharing of equipment between people.

“Individuals or groups planning to hold basketball games and other similar contact sports, and the ‘pabayle’ or dance party must first seek approval from the Mayor’s office at 09267428548”, indicates the EO.

However, the “perya” and other celebrations of the holiday are still prohibited, with the exception of a mass.

During the observance of Lent, processions may take place on Good Wednesday and Good Friday provided participants maintain at least one meter of physical distancing.

During cockfighting operations, a maximum capacity of 50% of venues for fully vaccinated individuals is permitted, all on-site workers and employees of such establishments must be fully vaccinated, and betting must be cashless and using platforms technologies. There should be no physical exchange of money in the cockpit and no oral betting. (With report by Bernadine Carretas/OJT-PNA)

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