Ministry of Home Affairs issued an order on 27th October 2020 regarding lockdown. As per the new order extended the guidelines for re-opening, issued on 30th September 2020 to remain fore up to 30th November 2020. Here it is the re-opening activities outside the containment zones i.e Since the issuance of the first Order on lockdown measures by MHA on 24th March 2020, almost all activities have been gradually opened up in areas outside the Containment Zones. While most of the activities have been permitted, some activities involving large number of people, have been allowed with some restrictions and subject to SOPs being followed regarding health and safety precautions. These activities include – metro rail; shopping malls; hotel, restaurants and hospitality services; religious places; yoga and training institutes; gymnasiums; cinemas; entertainment park etc.
In respect of certain activities, having relatively higher degree of risk of COVID infection, State/ UT Governments have been permitted to take decisions for their re-opening, based on the assessment of the situation and subject to SOPs. These activities include – schools and coaching institutes; State and private universities for research scholars; allowing gatherings above the limit of 100 etc.
After the last guidelines issued by MHA on 30.09.2020, the following activities are also permitted but with certain restrictions i.e International air travel of passengers as permitted by MHA, Swimming pools being used for training of sportspersons, Exhibitions halls for Business to Business (B2B) purposes, Cinemas/ theatres/ multiplexes upto 50% of their seating capacity, Social/ academic/ sports/ entertainment/ cultural/ religious/ political functions and other congregations, in closed spaces with a maximum of 50% of the hall capacity and subject to ceiling of 200 persons