Lapu-Lapu City says book first before visiting resorts, beaches

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THE Lapu-Lapu City Government has advised beachgoers to secure reservations first when planning a trip to private resorts and beaches in the city.

This, as the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO) continues to enforce Covid-19 health protocol that includes a limit in the number of people allowed entry into tourist establishments.

Nagiel Bañacia, CDRRMO head, told reporters that since September 2020, they have noticed a surge of people trying to get into private resorts and beaches that have already reached their full capacity.

Beaches and resorts in Lapu-Lapu City are only allowed to accommodate upto 50 percent of maximum capacity with local police assigned to ensure that the minimum health protocols are observed.

To avoid inconvenience, Bañacia urged beachgoers to check with the management of private resorts and secure a reservation first before going to Lapu-Lapu City.

This way, Bañacia said, beachgoers will not waste time trying to find other available beaches in the city.

Bañacia also clarified that while Lapu-Lapu City is now allowing tourists to go to beaches and resorts, the minimum health protocol includes the wearing of masks for people who are not in the water. Mass gatherings are also still prohibited.

Beachgoers are required to fill up a contact tracing form upon entry, while alcohol and other disinfectants are a must in the establishments, Bañacia said. (GCM / JKV)