The City Government of Valenzuela through its barangay councils started the distribution of the new quarantine pass this Monday, August 02, in preparation for the re-imposition of the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) in the National Capital Region (NCR) from August 06 to 20 to curb the spread of the new COVID-19 Delta variant.
According to the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), quarantine passes are required again to control the movement of people and to ensure that only those who have essential travel are allowed to go out.
Only one (1) quarantine pass will be issued to the head of the family which is also for free and will be delivered door-to-door by barangay staff. The quarantine pass can only be used by one (1) person and should not be used outside of the curfew hours of 8:00 PM to 4:00 AM.
Those who are pregnant, with comorbidities and immunodeficiency, senior citizens above 65 years old, and individuals 17 years old and below are restricted to use the quarantine pass except if they are the only ones who can go out to buy essential goods in their household.
Those exempted from using the quarantine pass are the following: Authorized Person Outside Residence or APOR with Company ID and Certificate of Employment, individuals who are scheduled for vaccination with vaccination appointment letter or a text from VCVax, and those who are self-employed or business owners with a copy of the business permit and a valid ID.
The local government reminds Valenzuelanos that the new quarantine pass should be carried at all times whenever going out to buy essential goods. ValTrace QR codes should also be presented upon entering enclosed indoor establishments in the City.
Further, the City Government shall strictly issue one (1) quarantine pass per family, thus, Valenzuelanos should take care and should not lose their quarantine passes. Anyone who will be found falsifying the quarantine pass will be punished by administrative penalties under City Ordinance No. 685, Series of 2020, or the Anti-Fake ID Ordinance.
Valenzuela City calls for the cooperation of all Valenzuelanos to continue following the minimum health standards to help stop the spread of the more viral COVID-19 Delta variant. To report COVID-19 symptoms and health concerns, contact our 24/7 CESU Mega Contact Tracing Center at 137-160.