President Rodrigo Duterte approved a recommendation on extending the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in Metro Manila, Central Luzon, Calabarzon, and other high-risk areas following a meeting with the Inter-Agency Task Force on the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EIFD). For areas with low- or moderate-risk of COVID-19 infection, a general community quarantine (GCQ) will be implemented.

Below are lists of which sectors are allowed or prohibited to resume operations during ECQ and GCQ.

Sectors allowed during ECQ and GCQ


Agriculture and fisheries and its entire value chain, including manufacturing of feeds, fertilizers and pesticides


Manufacturing and processing plants and the entire value chain (raw materials, inputs, packaging) of basic food products, essential products, medicine and medical supplies.

  • All food
  • Essential and hygiene products such as shampoo, disinfectants and feminine hygiene products
  • Medicine and vitamins
  • Medical products such as PPEs, masks, gloves and others
  • Pet food


  • Hospitals and medical clinics
  • Dental and EENT clinics (with strict health standards)
  • Retail establishments (groceries, supermarkets, hypermarkets, convenience stores, public markets, pharmacies, and drugstores)
  • Food preparation and water refilling stations
  • Logistics service providers (cargo handling, warehousing, trucking, freight forwarding and shipping line)
  • Delivery services, whether or not e-commerce platforms, in-house or outsources, transporting only food, water medicine, pet food, hardware products or other basic necessities. Can also be applicable to other products such as office supplies, clothing and accessories
  • Banks and capital markets, per Section V of IATF Resolution No. 13 dated Mar. 17, 2020
  • Power, energy, water, IT and telecommunications supplies and facilities, waste disposal services; technical services to above utilities
  • Electricity, gas, steam, and air conditioning supply
  • Postal and courier services
  • Water collection, treatment and supply
  • Waste collection, treatment and disposal activities; except materials recovery (junk shop)
  • Sewerage (except emptying septic tanks)
  • Veterinary activities
  • Repair and installation of machinery and equipment
  • Repair of computers and personal household goods
  • Services to buildings and landscape activities (except landscape care)
  • Employment activities (manpower services for essential activities)
  • Security and investigation activities
  • Programming and broadcasting activities
  • Rental and leasing activities (except for entertainment and mass gathering purposes)
  • Accommodation (used as quarantine facilities for Overseas Filipino Workers or Overseas Filipinos, as well as temporary accommodation for essential industries such as Business Process Outsourcing companies (BPOs), healthcare facilities, banks, exporters and other frontline service sectors)
  • Extraction of crude petroleum and natural gas
  • Gasoline stations
  • Laundry shops (including self-service)
  • Funeral services


  • Export companies (with temporary accommodation and shuttle services; work from home)
  • BPOs (with temporary accommodation and shuttle services; work from home)
  • Mining and quarrying

Sectors not allowed during ECQ but allowed during GCQ

Other services

  • Real estate activities
  • Office administration, office support and other business activities
  • Legal and accounting
  • Insurance, reinsurance, and pension funding (except compulsory social security)
  • Architecture and engineering activities; technical testing and analysis
  • Scientific and research development
  • Other professional, scientific and technical activities
  • Social work activities without accommodation
  • Government office – Frontline offices
  • Malls and commercial centers (including hardware stores, clothing and accessories, and non-leisure stores)
  • Barbershops, salon, spas and other personal care industries (with strict health standards)
  • Wholesale and retail trade
  • Repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles
  • Construction and Build Build Build
  • Forestry and logging
  • Publishing activities
  • Motion picture, video and television program production, sound recording and music publishing activities
  • Advertising and market research

Other manufacturing activities

  • Beverages (non-alcoholic and alcoholic drinks)
  • Cement and steel
  • Electrical machinery
  • Wood products and furniture
  • Non-metallic products
  • Textiles/wearing apparels
  • Tobacco products 
  • Paper and paper products
  • Rubber and plastic products
  • Coal and refined petroleum products
  • Other non-metallic mineral products
  • Computer, electronic and optical products
  • Electrical equipment
  • Machinery and equipment
  • Motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers
  • Other transport equipment

Sectors not allowed during ECQ and GCQ

Other services

  • Gyms/fitness studios and sports facilities
  • Sports-related mass gatherings, including but not limited to: Trainings, games, tournaments, championships
  • Entertainment-related mass gatherings, including but not limited to: Theaters, cinemas, large concerts, festivals, conventions, shows, pubs and bars
  • Business-related mass gatherings, including but not limited to: Trade shows, conferences, conventions, workshops, retreats
  • Policy-related mass gatherings, including but not limited to: Election rallies, polling centers, parades, speeches/addresses
  • Libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural activities
  • Gambling and betting activities
  • Travel agency, tour operator, reservation service and related activities
  • Activities of membership organizations