DSWD Says Public Should Strictly Observe Health Protocols During Christmas Caroling
The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has ordered the public to follow the health protocols after the government allowed the Christmas caroling.
Previously, the Department of the Interior and Local Government allowed the Christmas caroling in areas under COVID-19 Alert Level 2 but carolers have to strictly observe the safety protocols.
On Friday (November 19, 2021), DSWD reminded the Filipino people to strictly oberse and follow the quarantine guidelines and health safety protocols during Christmas caroling to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
The agency said that parents and guardians should supervise and ensure that their children are following the health protocols during caroling, according to the alert level status of their city.
The department only wants to ensure the safety of the children and public during the Christmas season. The agency also instructed individuals who would like to organize gift-giving activities to coordinate with the local government units.
“To ensure a safe Christmas experience for the children, the Department also encourages the public to organize gift-giving activities or medical missions at activity centers, in coordination with LGUs and other appropriate authorities to ensure compliance to minimum safety protocols,” the DSWD said.
The public may also send their donations to DSWD centers and other organizations to help the less-fortunate children during charity works.
“The DSWD would also like to appeal to LGUs to include in their guidelines that caroling should be strictly conducted in safe areas within their barangays or communities and not along roads and main thoroughfares,” the agency added.
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