THE City Government of San Fernando on Saturday, January 8, 2022, issued stricter health and safety measures as the city will be under Alert Level 3 starting Sunday, January 9 until January 15.

The health and safety rules are contained in Executive Order CMO2022 02 issued by Mayor Edwin ′′EdSa′′ Santiago, which covers the mandate to regulate the movement of unvaccinated individuals in the city.

The order calls for the establishment of border control points to be manned by the Philippine National Police to regulate the entry and exit of residents and non-residents of the City. It states that individuals coming from outside the Province of Pampanga may be allowed entry to the city provided that they present valid identification and vaccination cards or a negative antigen test result taken within 48 hours for those who are not yet vaccinated.

Unvaccinated individuals and children ages 11 and below are strongly advised to stay at home except when they need to purchase essential goods or avail of health necessities or report to work. They are prohibited in indoor and outdoor (al fresco) dining in restaurants and food establishments, as well as leisure and social trips to malls, hotels and event venues in accordance with City Government guidelines.

They will be required to submit an RT-PCR test or antigen test every two weeks at their own expense, prior to being admitted to work onsite, following the guidelines of the IATF and the Department of Labor and Employment.

A modified liquor ban will be implemented, in which buying and selling of alcohol will be allowed provided that these are consumed at home by members of the same household only.

The City Government warns that violators of the order, including falsification of vaccination cards, will be dealt with in accordance with the law and the Revised Penal Code. (JTD)