THE IATF approved is the recommendation of the DOTr for the gradual increase of passenger capacity in public transportation for road-based and rail transportation plying Metro Manila and its adjacent provinces from 70 percent to full capacity starting November 4, 2021.
On vaccination-related matter, the IATF approved the recommended strategies for the vaccination rollout for the rest of the pediatric population to achieve the vaccination rate of 80 percent of the target population by December 2021.
In addition, the IATF adopted the recommendations on VaxCertPH, including opening requests for COVID-19 digital vaccination certificates for domestic use. All local government units (LGUs) that do not have electronic vaccine administration systems shall be required to adopt and use the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) Vaccine Administration System (DVAS) for recording and databasing of all vaccination information.
The DICT is further directed to provide twice a week updates regarding the regional status of submission compliance of vaccination data to the Vaccine Information Management System (VIMS) central database, while the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) is directed to reiterate its national memorandum to all LGUs on the importance of submission of vaccination data to the VIMS central database.
Indoor certification/qualifying examinations of testing centers were also recognized by the IATF as specialty exams that are allowed under the Guidelines on the Implementation of Alert Levels System for COVID-19 Response in Pilot Areas, except in areas under Alert Level 5, provided all workers and employees of these testing centers and their examinees are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, there is compliance with prescribed venue capacity, and the minimum public health standards are maintained.
Finally, the IATF approved amendments to the Guidelines on the Implementation of Alert Levels System for COVID-19 Response in Pilot Areas related to the operations of hotels and accommodation establishments, and amendments to the rules to be observed for validating vaccination status under IATF Resolution No. 144-A.