MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) on Tuesday (December 28) opened the Dolomite Beach anew with new regulations set up for visitors.
The DENR said the dolomite beach will be open for two days to test if and how the public will adhere to the said new regulations.
Upon entry to the beach, a public announcement will be heard reminding people to observe social distancing and to wear face shields and face masks.
The number of visitors allowed on the beach is limited to 300, and they can only stay for only an hour.
“We have to be very safe in maintaining yung security, and of course yung kapakanan ng ating mga kababayan, that’s why we limit it to 300. Nakikita natin so far yun ang ideal na makokontrol tapos mamaintain yung social distancing and all this reqiurements sa protocols natin will properly observed,” said Reuel Surilla OIC-Director, Dolomite Beach.
Visitors must first register by scanning the QR Code posted on the DENR Facebook page. On-site registration is also available.
Registration is required to control the number of visitors. This will also serve as a reference for contact tracing.
Only fully vaccinated individuals will be allowed to enter the said tourist destination.
Children 11 years old and below will not be allowed entry; while children aged 12 to 17 will be allowed entry as long as they are fully vaccinated.
Bringing in food and pets, smoking and swimming is not allowed.
The DENR said the two-day temporary operation of Dolomite Beach will serve as a basis for whether the planned full operation of the beach will be pushed through on January 4, 2022.
“Tingnan natin kung ano mga assesment natin for the last two days of the year and we will make some adjustments and open by January 4th,” Surilla said. —/mbmf (from the report of UNTV Correspondent JP Nuñez)