The ministry of home affairs issued new guidelines on Wednesday to reopen theaters, swimming pools, entertainment parks from the 15th of October. It is also stated that higher education institutions where research scholars and post-graduate students need to access a research laboratory will also be permitted for science and technology stream.
The extended guidelines will be released on 1st October to allow all the activities except for international air travel. Some international flights are permitted under the Vande Bharat scheme and air bubble scheme to continue global operations.
The new guidelines issued under the Disaster Management Act 2005, domestic flights’ movement, trains will continue to regulate under standard operating procedure (SOP). Lockdown will be continued to be the same in containment zones till the end of October. The enforcement of social distancing is under state authority, where the prohibition on gathering more than four peoples. Following social distancing, wearing masks is necessary to follow outside the home. It is also stated that public transport is minimized whenever it is not required and follows all the guidelines issued by the state government.
The Complete Timeline Of COVID-19 Lockdowns
- Government Janata curfew was imposed on March, 22 from 7 to 9 pm
- The first lockdown was imposed on 25th March to 14 April 2020
- The phase 2 lockdown is imposed from 15th April to 3rd May
- Phase 3 lockdown is dated from 4-17 may with some relaxations
- Phase 4 lockdown will be started from 18-31 may with additional relaxations
The Unlock Timeline
Unlock 1.0 (1-30 May)
The MHA issued new guidelines for reopening business places in June; the restrictions were the same on containment zones. In the first unlock, the shopping malls, religious sites, restaurants, and hotels to reopen from 8 June.
Shops were allowed to open till 7 pm, and night curfews will continue as before. Educational organizations, metros, and some other activities were still not permitted.
Unlock 3.0 (1-31 August)
In unlock 3 night curfew is removed, gyms and yoga centers are permitted to open from august 5. Inter-state transportation is allowed by following social distancing.
Unlock 4.0 (1-31september)
Metro rail was opened from September 7 by following issued guidelines. Marriage functions with 50 people, and funereal with 20 people will be permitted. Religious gatherings and workplaces are allowed to open at a maximum capacity of 100 people.
Unlock 5.0 (October 1-31)
In this guideline, schools are permitted to open but only with online learning. The other decision depends upon the situation in the state.