Unlock 5 guidelines announced in September to reopen schools, colleges and commercial establishments have been extended to November 30, the Ministry of Home Affairs said on Tuesday amid a dip in daily Covid-19 cases and a welcome rise in recovery rates.
The government said there should be no restriction on inter- and intra-state movement of people and goods. “There shall be no restriction on inter-state and intra-state movement of persons and goods. No separate permission or e-permit will be required for such movement,” the home ministry said.
“Lockdown shall continue to be implemented strictly in the Containment Zones till 30th November, 2020,” it added.
The Unlock 5 guidelines were announced on September 30 and came into effect the next day. Most notably, it had allowed cinema halls outside the containment zones to be open with restrictions on occupancy.
Here’s a look at what was allowed to re-open and what remained closed following Unlock 5 guidelines:
Here are the salient features of the new guidelines:
– Cinemas/ theatres/ multiplexes permitted to open with up to 50% of their seating capacity
– Business to Business (B2B) Exhibitions permitted to open subject to SOP issued by the Department of Commerce.
– Swimming pools being used for training of sportspersons permitted to open subject to standard operating procedure (SOP) issued by Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports.
– Entertainment parks and similar places permitted to open subject to SOP be issued by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
Re-opening of Schools and Educational Institutions
– For re-opening of schools and coaching institutions, State/ UT Governments had been given the flexibility to take a decision after October 15, 2020, in a graded manner. The decision shall be taken in consultation with the respective school/ institution management, based on their assessment of the situation, and subject to the following conditions…..Read More>>