Unlock 1.0 Guidelines for Shopping Malls: Guidelines for those who plan to go shopping after Lockdown

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  • Firstly, persons above 65 years of age, persons with comorbidities, pregnant women and children below the age of 10 years are advised to stay at home, except for essential and health purposes. Shopping mall management to advise accordingly.
  • Maintain a physical distance of at least 6 feet.
  • It is mandatory to use face covers/masks.

unlock guidelines for malls

  • Wash your hands with soap frequently (for at least 40-60 seconds) even when hands are not visibly dirty.
  • Use alcohol-based hand sanitizers (for at least 20 seconds).
  • Follow strict respiratory etiquettes – cover your mouth and nose while coughing or sneezing with a tissue, handkerchief, or a flexed elbow and dispose off the used tissues properly.
  • Self-monitor your health and report any illness to the state and district helpline at the earliest.
  • Spitting is strictly prohibited.
  • Install and use the Aarogya Setu App.

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Unlock 1.0 Guidelines for Shopping Malls – Unlock Guidelines for Malls to follow

  • Entrance must have a mandatory hand hygiene (sanitizer dispenser) and thermal screening provision.
  • Only customers and visitors with no symptoms shall be allowed.
  • All workers/cutomers/visitors shall only be allowed entry if they using face cover/masks. The face cover/masks must be worn at all times inside the shopping mall.
  • Posters/standees/AV media with preventive measures about COVID-19 shall be displayed prominently.
  • Staggering of visitors to be done, if possible.
  • Adequate manpower by the shopping mall management shall be deployed to ensure social distancing norms.
  • All employees with higher risk must take extra precautions (i.e. older employees, pregnant employees and employees who have underlying medical conditions). They should preferably not be exposed to any front-line work which requires direct contact with the public. Shopping Mall management must facilitate work from home wherever feasible.
  • Proper crowd management must be ensured in parking lots and outside the premises.
  • Additional patrons shall be seated in a designated waiting area with proper norms of social distancing.
  • Valet parking, if available, shall only be operational with staff wearing face cover/ mask and gloves. A proper disinfection of steering, door handles, keys, etc. of the vehicles should be taken up.
  • Any shops, stalls, cafeteria, etc outside or within the premises shall follow social distancing norms at all times.

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Unlock Guidelines for Malls to follow

  • Specific markings must be made with sufficient distance to manage the queue and ensure social distancing in the premises.
  • A preferably separate entry and exit for visitors, workers and goods/supplies shall be organized.
  • Staff for home deliveries shall be screened thermally by the shopping mall authorities prior to allowing home deliveries.
  • Required precautions must be ensured while handling supplies, inventories, and goods in the shopping mall shall be ensured. Proper queue management and disinfection shall be organized.
  • Maintain a physical distance of minimum 6 feet while queuing up for entry and inside the shopping mall as far as feasible.
  • The number of customers inside the shop must be at a minimum to maintain the physical distancing norms.
  • Seating arrangement, if any, must be made in such a way so as to maintain adequate social distancing.
  • The number of people in the elevators shall be restricted. Use of escalators with one person on alternate steps may be encouraged.
  • Temperature of all air conditioning devices should range between 24-30oC, as directed by guidelines of CPWD. Relative humidity should range between 40-70% while intake of fresh air should be as much as possible with adequate cross ventilation.
  • Large gatherings/congregations shall continue to remain prohibited.
  • Effective and frequent sanitation shall be maintained with particular focus on lavatories, drinking and hand washing stations/areas within the premises.
  • Cleaning and regular disinfection (using 1% sodium hypochlorite) of frequently touched surfaces (door knobs, elevator buttons, hand rails, benches, washroom fixtures, etc.) to be made mandatory in all guest service area and common areas.

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Unlock 1.0 Guidelines for Shopping Malls – Unlock Guidelines for Malls to follow

  • Visitors and employees must all ensure proper disposal of face covers / masks / gloves.
  • Deep cleaning of all washrooms shall be ensured at regular intervals.
  • In the food-courts:
  • Adequate crowd and queue management must be ensured.
  • Not more than 50% of seating capacity will be permitted.
  • Staff / waiters should wear mask and hand gloves along with taking other required precautionary measures.
  • The seating arrangement should ensure adequate social distancing between patrons.
  • Contactless mode of ordering and digital mode of payments must be encouraged.
  • Tables must be sanitized each time customers leave.
  • Staff in the kitchen should follow social distancing norms at work place.
  • Gaming Arcades and Children Play Areas shall remain closed.
  • Cinema halls inside shopping malls must remain closed.

What to do in case of a suspect or confirmed case in the premises?

  • Place the ill person in an isolated room or area, away from others.
  • Provide a mask/face cover till he/she is examined by a doctor.
  • Immediately inform the nearest medical facility (hospital/clinic) or call the state or district helpline.
  • A risk assessment will be undertaken by the designated public health authority (district RRT/treating physician) and accordingly further action must be initiated regarding management of case, his/her contacts and need for disinfection.
  • Disinfection of the premises to mandatorily be taken up if the person is found positive.

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