As we enter July this year, there were more than 3 people who recently tested positive for the Coronavirus disease in Zambales, the province where Subic Special Economic Zone is located.
In Olongapo City, a new positive case was announced by its city mayor after more than a month of not having any confirmed cases. The pandemic is far from over and the Philippines is currently on a soaring caseload as it nears 50,000 Coronavirus (Covid-19) cases.
The Inter-Agency Task Force on Coronavirus (Covid-19) in the Philippines and Department of Tourism, allowed resorts and other leisure establishments in places under Modified General Community Quarantine to operate at fifty percent capacity.
All Hands Beach Resort, an airport-side beach located right beside the only runway of Subic Bay International Airport is back in business with strict safety measures for its guests as floaters and other swimming equipment for limiting the movement of guests were set up as part of its health protocols to avoid virus transmission.
The beach resort resumed its operations on June 18 at fifty percent capacity, subject to guidelines provided by the government for all types of businesses, small-medium or large enterprises.
Subic Bay Marine Exploratorium Inc. (SBMEI), the operator of Camayan Beach Resort and Ocean Adventure marine theme park are accepting guests and day tour services only to people who live or from areas under Modified General Community Quarantine, or low-risk quarantine areas.
The Ocean Adventure, during the pre-pandemic period, tourists that arrive from different cruise ships, from different nations are mostly sent to this marine theme park through shuttles and taxis to experience the leisure time with the park's services that it can offer.
Although, as it reopens, this time, the experience could be different except if you only want to encounter marine animals.
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque, visited the marine theme park for a moment of leisure on July 1, Wednesday, but denies that it was a leisure trip. It can be seen that Ocean Adventure took pictures of Mr. Roque with dolphins ashore.
A contributor told The Subic Bay Times, that some hotels at Subic Bay Freeport's central business district including the Lighthouse Marina are currently accepting guests.
The Lighthouse Subic is featured in this article on the main photo, it is located right beside Subic Bay's boardwalk.
After shut down of operations a few months ago, iCove Subic is also set to reopen on July 6, according to their social media team via its official Facebook page. The resort is located along Barrio Barreto near Subic, Zambales, a few miles from Subic Bay Freeport.
Restaurants at these hotels can also operate from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. following the guidelines provided by the government, the health department and the Covid-19 task force.