ECQ August 2021: Here’s the IATF’s comprehensive list of APORs

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by Leandre Grecia | Aug 6, 2021
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As of today, Metro Manila is officially under enhanced community quarantine (ECQ). This means only authorized persons outside of residence (APORs) will be allowed to be out and about, travel between cities, and move in and out of the Greater Manila bubble.

Now, if it’s still not clear to you which individuals are considered as APORs, we have here an updated list released by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases. You can read on below for more details. Likewise, you can also check out our quick rundown of everything you need to know about this ECQ period by clicking these blue words.

Full list of APORs

  1. Persons traveling to access essential goods and services (such as to buy groceries and medicines, and availing of DFA consular services with confirmed appointments), and for medical or humanitarian reasons, including those leaving their residence to be vaccinated (with proof of schedule)
  2. Employees/workers of public and private hospitals, health, emergency, and frontline services, including those working in hospitals, dialysis centers, chemotherapy centers, HMOs/ health insurance providers, as well as disaster risk reduction management officers, public safety officers, and uniformed personnel
  3. Employees/workers of manufacturers of medicines and vitamins, medical supplies, devices, and equipment, including suppliers of input, packaging, and distribution
  4. Employees/workers in industries involved in agriculture (crops, fruits, vegetables, livestock, and poultry), forestry, fishery, and such other components of the food value chain and their workers, including farmers and fisherfolk
  5. Employees/workers of logistics service providers (delivery and courier services;
    cargo handling; warehousing; trucking; freight forwarding; shipping, port and terminal operators including contractors in port terminals and ancillary services)
  6. Employees/workers in essential and priority construction projects, whether public or private, in accordance with the guidelines issued by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), including contractors, subcontractors, and consultants of the Department of Transportation (DOTr) for the construction of the “Build Build Build” flagship infrastructure projects
  7. Employees/workers involved in manufacturing related to food and other essential goods such as but not limited to soap and detergents, diapers, personal hygiene products, toilet paper, and wet wipes, and disinfectants
  8. Employees/workers involved in the manufacturing, distribution, and/or supply of equipment or products necessary to perform construction or maintenance work, such as cement and steel, or spare parts
  9. Employees/workers in essential retail trade and service establishments such as public markets, supermarkets, grocery stores, convenience stores, pharmacies or drug stores, hardware, office supplies, bicycle shops, laundry shops, and water-refilling stations
  10. Employees/workers in food preparation establishments such as kiosks, commissaries, restaurants, and eateries, but limited to take-out and delivery
  11. Employees/workers in public and private financial service providers involved in the distribution of government grants and amelioration subsidies
  12. Employees/workers in business process outsourcing establishments (BPOs), export-oriented businesses, including mining, and quarrying activities
  13. Public transport providers and public utility vehicle operators, and their workers (i.e. Drivers, Conductors, Terminal Workers)
  14. Employees/workers in media establishments and their total permanent staff complement, inclusive of reporters and other field employees
  15. Employees/workers providing dental (emergency cases only), rehabilitation, optometry, and other medical clinics for the treatment of illnesses or injuries
  16. Employees/workers in veterinary clinics
  17. Employees/workers in banks, money transfer services, including pawn shops (only for money transfer functions), microfinance institutions, and credit cooperatives, including their armored vehicle services
  18. Employees/workers in capital markets, including the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, Securities and Exchange Commission, Philippine Stock Exchange, Philippine Dealing and Exchange Corporation, Philippine Securities Settlement Corporation, and Philippine Depository and Trust Corporation
  19. Employees/workers of water utilities including their third-party contractors and service providers, building utility services, janitorial/sanitation services, and facilities,  including waste disposal services, and property management services;
  20. Employees/workers in energy sector establishments (oil, gas, and power companies) and their third-party contractors and service providers, including electric transmission and distribution, electric power plant and line maintenance, electricity market and retail suppliers, and those involved in the exploration, operations, trading, and delivery of any kind of fuel used to produce power, such as gasoline stations, refineries, liquefied petroleum gas stations, and depots
  21. Employees/workers in telecommunications companies, internet service providers, cable television providers, including those who perform indirect services such as technical, sales, and other support personnel, as well as the employees of their third-party contractors doing sales, installation, maintenance, and repair works
  22. Employees/workers in airline and aircraft maintenance, pilots and crew, including employees of aviation schools for purposes of the pilot’s recurrent training for flight proficiency and type rating using simulator facilities; and ship captains and crew, including shipyard operations and repair
  23. Employees/workers in funeral and embalming services
  24. Security personnel licensed by the PNP - Supervisory Office for Security and Investigation Agencies
  25. Employees/workers of printing establishments authorized by the Bureau of Internal Revenue and those contracted by other government agencies
  26. Employees/workers involved in the repair and maintenance of machinery and equipment, for households and establishments permitted to operate under an ECQ
  27. Employees/workers involved in the repair and maintenance of motorized and non-motorized vehicles, including the sale of spare parts
  28. Employees/workers in the leasing of real and personal properties
  29. Employees/workers in the recruitment and placement sector
  30. Teachers, professors, and other staff for purposes of conducting online/offline, and flexible classes, completion of grades, and processing of student credentials, requirements, and documents
  31. Lawyers only when required to provide on-site legal representation necessary to protect rights of persons, whether natural or juridical
  32. Employees/workers of all other establishments, only if necessary for the buying and selling of consumer goods or services via the internet in behalf of such establishment
  33. Employees/workers in agencies and instrumentalities of the government required to work on-site, including government officials and employees on official travel
  34. Officials and employees of foreign diplomatic missions and international organizations accredited by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), whenever performing diplomatic functions and subject to the guidelines issued by the DFA
  35. Employees/workers of hotels and accommodation establishments allowed to operate during ECQ under pertinent rules of the Department of Tourism (DOT)
  36. Pastors, priests, rabbis, imams, or other religious ministers and their assistants conducting religious services through online video recording and transmission, or presiding over necrological services, wakes, inurnment, and funerals
  37. Payroll managers and other employees required for the processing of payroll
  38. Duly authorized humanitarian assistance actors (HAAs), especially those transporting medical supplies and laboratory specimens related to COVID-19, and other relief and humanitarian assistance
  39. Persons going to and from the airport, including Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) carrying Overseas Employment Certificates
  40. Repatriated OFWs or returning OFs who have been issued a Bureau of Quarantine/DOH quarantine certificate en route to their final destination in the Philippines
  41. Employees/workers of private shuttle services catering to establishments permitted to operate during ECQ
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