Here are the adjusted mall hours and safety protocols during the GCQ bubble

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by Ashley Martelino for Spot.ph | Mar 23, 2021
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On March 21, the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases released Resolution No. 184, placing the entire Metro Manila as well as Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna, and Rizal—treated as one area and dubbed as ‘GCQ bubble’—under a stricter General Community Quarantine from March 22 until April 4. The announcement came with a new set of safety protocols to follow, which will have a significant impact on activities like heading to the mall and going to the grocery. To help you follow all the rules and safety measures, here’s a handy guide.

Here’s everything you need to know when heading to the mall:

Theaters, gyms, driving schools, libraries, arcades, museums, and other cultural and entertainment centers must suspend operations, so expect arcades, cinemas, bowling alleys, and the like inside malls to be closed for the time being.

All mass gatherings—including religious ones—are prohibited, which means mall chapels will not be operating amidst the GCQ bubble.

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Only those aged 18 to 65 may leave the house and are allowed to enter the mall. Supervised minors below 18 or adults above 65 will be allowed to avail of essentials services. Note that the age bracket may vary slightly depending on each local government unit’s own rules and regulations.

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Indoor dining in restaurants is temporarily suspended, but takeout and delivery will still be available. Outdoor dining may continue to operate at 50% capacity.

Other retail establishments will remain open. Face masks and face shields are required at all times.

A guide to mall operating hours in Metro Manila amidst the GCQ bubble:

Quezon City

Ali Mall

Mall Hours
10am to 8pm daily

Ayala Malls Vertis North

Mall Hours
11am to 8pm daily

Farmers Plaza

Mall Hours
10am to 8pm daily

Gateway Mall

Mall Hours
10am to 8pm daily

Robinsons Galleria

Mall Hours
10am to 8pm daily

Supermarket Hours
7am to 9pm daily

Robinsons Magnolia

Mall Hours
Monday to Thursday: 11am to 8pm
Friday to Sunday: 10am to 8pm

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Supermarket Hours
9am to 9pm daily

Trinoma

Mall Hours
10am to 8pm daily

UP Town Center

Mall Hours
10am to 8pm daily

Merkado Supermarket Hours
9am to 8pm daily

Mercury Drug Hours
6am to 10pm daily

SM City Fairview

Mall Hours
10am to 8pm daily

SM Supermarket Hours
8am to 8pm daily

SM Hypermarket Hours
10am to 8pm daily

SM City North EDSA

Mall Hours
10am to 8pm daily

Mandaluyong City

Shangri-La Plaza

Mall Hours
11am to 8pm. daily

SM Megamall

Mall Hours
10am to 8pm daily

Robinsons Forum

Mall Hours
10am to 8pm daily

Supermarket Hours
8am to 9pm daily

The Podium

Mall Hours
10am to 8pm daily

Supermarket Hours
9am to 8pm daily

Makati City

Glorietta

Mall Hours
10am to 8pm daily

Power Plant Mall

Mall Hours
Monday to Friday: 11am to 8pm
Saturday to Sunday: 10am to 8pm

Marikina City

Ayala Malls Marikina

Mall Hours
10am to 8pm daily

Riverbanks Mall

Mall Hours
10am to 8pm daily

SM City Marikina

Mall Hours
10am to 8pm daily

Supermarket Hours
9am to 8pm daily

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Pasig City

Ayala Malls Feliz

Mall Hours
11am to 8pm daily

Metro Supermarket Hours
9am to 8pm daily

Estancia Mall

Mall Hours
10am to 8pm daily

San Juan City

Greenhills Mall

Mall Hours
Monday to Thursday: 10am to 7pm
Friday to Sunday: 10am to 8pm

Santolan Town Plaza

Mall Hours
Monday to Friday: 11am to 8pm
Saturday to Sunday: 10am to 8pm

Bonifacio Global City

Market Market

Mall Hours
10am to 8pm daily

SM Aura

Mall Hours
10am to 8pm daily

Supermarket Hours
8am to 8pm daily

Pasay City

Ayala Malls Manila Bay

Mall Hours
Monday to Thursday: 11am to 8pm
Friday to Sunday: 10am to 8pm

SM Mall of Asia

Mall Hours
10am to 8pm daily

Manila City

Robinsons Place Manila

Mall Hours
10am to 8pm. daily

Supermarket Hours
8am to 9pm daily 

NOTE: This article first appeared on Spot.ph. Minor edits have been made.  

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