IATF allows training of student-athletes in GCQ, MGCQ areas

Arianne Merez, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Sep 07 2020 12:35 PM | Updated as of Sep 07 2020 02:05 PM

MANILA -- (UPDATE) The government's pandemic response task force has allowed the resumption of training of student-athletes in areas under relaxed virus restrictions, an official said Monday.

Student-athletes can resume training in general community quarantine, and modified general community quarantine areas, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said.

Those who can resume their "preparatory training" are student-athletes of collegiate athletic associations as defined under the Student-Athletes Protection Act, according to a Sept. 3 resolution of the government's inter-agency task force on pandemic response.

The Commission on Higher Education will issue guidelines on the matter, Roque added.

Almost all parts of the Philippines are under GCQ and MGCQ until Sept. 30 except for Iligan City which is under the stricter modified enhanced community quarantine.