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Unlock 3.0 Guidelines: Here is what is allowed to open and what remains closed

States and Union Territories, based on their assessment of the situation, may prohibit certain activities outside containment zones, or impose such restrictions as deemed necessary

July 29, 2020 / 07:56 PM IST

On July 29, the Government of India issued a fresh set of guidelines for Unlock 3.0.  The following rules will come into effect on August 1 and be implemented in a phased manner. They are based on feedback received from states and UTs, and extensive consultations held with related central ministries and departments, the government said in a press release.

What's allowed to open?

  • Restrictions on movement of individuals at night (night curfew) have been lifted.

  • Yoga institutes and gymnasiums will be allowed to open from August 5. Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) will be issued by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW), which will list guidelines to maintain social distancing.

  • Independence Day functions will be allowed with social distancing, along with other health protocols. Instructions issued by the government on July 21 will need to be followed.

  • International air travel of passengers has been permitted in a limited manner under the Vande Bharat mission.

    What stays closed?

  • Metro Rail services

  • Schools/colleges/ coaching institutes until August 31

  • Cinema halls, swimming pools, entertainment parks, theatres, bars, auditoriums, assembly halls.

  • Social/ political/ sports/ entertainment/ academic/ cultural/ religious functions and other large congregations.

    Dates for the opening of these will be decided separately, after assessing the situation, the government said in a press release.

    States and Union Territories, based on their assessment of the situation, may prohibit certain activities outside the containment zones, or impose such restrictions as deemed necessary. However, there shall be no restriction on inter-state and intra-state movement of persons and goods. No separate permission/ approval/ e-permit will be required for such movements.

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first published: Jul 29, 2020 07:56 pm