MCQ vs GCQ: What are the changes to expect?

MCQ vs GCQ: What’s The Distinction?

Metro Manila together with Area II, Area III, Area IV-A, Albay, Pangasinan, and Davao Metropolis are set to shift from modified enhanced group quarantine (MECQ) and be positioned beneath common group quarantine (GCQ) beginning June 1. That is authorized by the President final Could 28 as per endorsement of the Inter-Company Activity Drive (IATF). This determination can also be in keeping with the advice of all of the 17 mayors of the NCR to ease the quarantine restrictions at present in place.

MCQ vs GCQ: What’s The Difference?
MCQ vs GCQ: What’s The Distinction?

With all of the buzzwords reminiscent of ECQ, MCQ, GCQ, and so forth. that we’ve proper now, it’s simple to be confused concerning the pointers and orders to observe. And with the change taking impact quickly, it’s crucial that we all know the issues that we’re allowed to and never allowed to do. Beneath is a abstract of the modifications we should always anticipate.


Underneath MECQ or MCQ, strict stay-at-home measures have been put in place. Excessive-risk people together with adults above 60 years outdated, youngsters beneath 21 years outdated, pregnant girls, people who find themselves immunocompromised or with comorbidities, and any one who resides with the aforementioned will not be allowed to exit of the home. Solely those that are important staff and people acquiring important items are allowed to exit of their properties.

Underneath GCQ, high-risk people who’re thought of weak (aged individuals above 60 years outdated) and transmitters (beneath 21 years outdated) are mandated to remain at residence. Pregnant girls, immunocompromised individuals, and people with comorbidities and different well being dangers are additionally required to remain residence except acquiring important items and companies, or going to work in permitted industries.


The Division of Commerce and Trade issued the memorandum round no. 2022 collection of 2020 final April 30. This memorandum subdivided industries into 4 classes in accordance with the definition of the IATF and serves as a information on which industries as allowed to function beneath sure circumstances. All Class I industries together with agriculture, forestry, fisheries, manufacturing of important items, hospitals, clinics, eating places (take-out or supply solely), telecommunications, and so forth. are allowed to function with security protocols noticed. You will discover the total listing of industries and enterprise institutions, right here.

Underneath MCQ, some Class II industries are additionally allowed to function 100% together with banks, BPOs, and capital markets. Most, nevertheless, are solely partially allowed with 50% work at home and a most of 50% on-site work association. This consists of authorized and accounting companies, insurance coverage, promoting, publishing, movie and music productions, and so forth. In the meantime, all industries beneath Class III are partially allowed with the exemption of barbershops and salons which aren’t allowed. Sectors beneath Class IV like gyms, sports activities amenities, libraries, cinemas, and so forth. will not be allowed to function beneath MECQ.

Underneath GCQ, all class I and II industries can be 100% allowed to function aside from resorts except they’ve present long run bookings as of Could 1 or are used as non permanent housing for repatriates. Industries beneath Class III are additionally allowed to completely function aside from eating places (take-out and supply solely). Barbershops and salons are set to have restricted operations (most of 30%, and solely haircuts allowed) beginning on June 7 as per IATF Decision No. 41. All industries beneath Class IV are nonetheless not allowed to function beneath GCQ.



All types of public transportation have been suspended beneath the MECQ besides these public shuttles which can be used to move front-liners. Non-public transportation together with private autos, bicycles, bikes, and e-scooters was allowed however with diminished capability or a most of 1 individual.

Underneath GCQ, non-public transportation can also be allowed with a diminished capability just like that of beneath MCQ. Then again, GCQ pointers for public transportation can be divided and carried out into two phases. In part 1 (June 1 – 21), trains, buses, taxis, TNVS like Seize, point-to-point buses, and bicycles can be allowed to function however with restricted capability. Underneath part 1, provincial buses won’t be allowed to enter Metro Manila, and tricycles can be topic to LGU approval. In part 2 (June 22 – 30), UV categorical, public utility buses, and trendy PUVs can be allowed to function however with restricted capability.


Each home and worldwide flights will not be allowed or restricted to sure circumstances like repatriation and emergency flights beneath the MCQ.

The Division of Transportation introduced that flights from GCQ to GCQ areas can be allowed. This isn’t solely to facilitate mobility but in addition to spice up home tourism. The DOTr additionally eyes on opening different airports within the nation for worldwide flights as quickly as GCQ is in place to assist decongest the Ninoy Aquino Worldwide Airport.

MCQ vs GCQ: On Physical Classes
MCQ vs GCQ: On Bodily Courses

Train, Gatherings, Faculties, and others

Underneath MCQ, out of doors train like strolling, working, jogging, and biking are allowed so long as security protocols are noticed. Gatherings are extremely restricted to a most of 5 individuals. Faculties are closed and solely skeletal authorities workforce are required to report back to work.

Underneath GCQ, out of doors train is allowed in addition to restricted contact sports activities like tennis and golf. Faculties will stay closed as per the President’s order however the skeletal workforce is required to report back to work. Different work preparations or 4-day work week are to be carried out for presidency staff.

With all these modifications anticipated to happen within the coming days, allow us to not overlook to stay cautious of the issues we do and the locations we go to. Allow us to proceed training well being and security protocols to ensure that us to efficiently defeat the pandemic.

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