The Ministry of Home Affairs on Wednesday announced unlock 3 guidelines. Find the entire information about what will be allowed and what is restricted below:
Unlock 3.0 Guidelines – The Ministry of Home Affairs has issued new guidelines for opening up of more activities in areas outside of the Containment Zones. The unlock 3 will come into effect from 1st August 2020 based on the feedback from States & UTs, and extensive consultations held with related Central Ministries and Departments.
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While announcing unlock 3 guidelines on Wednesday, the MHA removed restrictions on the movement of individuals during night time and allowed yoga institutes & gymnasiums to open up from 5 August. However, strict enforcement of lockdown has been extended till 31 August in containment zones.
The new MHA guidelines – Unlock 3 Guidelines
- Restrictions on movement of individuals during night (Night curfew) removed.
- Yoga institutes & gymnasiums allowed to open from August 5, 2020. The Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for ensuring social distancing and to contain the spread of COVID-19 will be issued by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW).
- Independence Day functions will be allowed with social distancing and by following other health protocols, such as wearing masks, etc…
- Schools, colleges, and coaching institutions will remain closed till 31 August 2020.
- International air travel of passengers permitted in a limited manner under Vande Bharat mission.
The new MHA guidelines – Unlock 3.0 Guidelines – Restrictions in Containment Zones – unlock 3 guidelines
All activities, except the following, shall be permitted outside containment zones. Dates for opening of these will be decided separately.
– Metro Rail.
– Cinema halls, swimming pools, entertainment parks, theatres, bars, auditoriums, assembly halls and similar places.
– Social/ political/ sports/ entertainment/ academic/ cultural/ religious functions and other large congregations.
– Lockdown shall continue to be implemented strictly in the Containment Zones till 31 August.
- Containment Zones are required to be carefully demarcated by the State/ UT Governments with a view to contain the spread of COVID-19.
- Strict perimeter control shall be maintained within the containment zones and only essential activities will be allowed.
- Containment Zones will be notified on the websites of the respective District Collectors and by the States/ UTs. The same information must also be shared with MOHFW.
- Activities in the Containment Zones shall be monitored strictly by State & UT authorities. Guidelines must strictly be implemented.
- The MOHFW will monitor proper delineation of Containment Zones and implementation of the containment measures.
States & UTs to decide on activities outside Containment Zones – Unlock 3.0 Guidelines
Based on the assessment of the situation, the State and UTs may prohibit certain activities outside the Containment zones. They can also impose such restrictions if deemed necessary.
However, there shall be no restriction on inter-State and intra-State movement of persons or goods. No separate permission/ approval/ e-permit will be required for movements.
National Directives for COVID-19 management under unlock 3 guidelines
The National Directives for COVID-19 management shall continue to be followed throughout the country, with a view to ensure social distancing. Shops will need to maintain adequate physical distancing among customers and the MHA will monitor effective implementation of the same.
Protection for vulnerable persons under unlock 3 guidelines
All vulnerable persons including those above 65 years of age, persons with co-morbidities, pregnant women, and children below the age of 10 years, are advised to stay home, except for meeting essential requirements or for health purposes.
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