Keeping in mind the guidelines issued by MHA for the Unlock 3.0 period and the rise in COVID cases in the city, the Punjab government today issued guidelines to be followed in the State.
The rules will come into force from 1st August, 2020. The government has also decided not to lift night curfew.
What the new guidelines say?
According to the new guidelines issued by the government
- Night curfew will remain in force from 11 PM to 5 AM in the city.
- Shopping malls will remain open till 8PM with 50% of maximum capacity.
- Barber shops, saloons, spa shops, beauty parlour will remain open till 8 PM
- Hotels and other hospitality services will remain open till 10 PM with SOP.
- Gymnasiums and yoga institutions will open on August 5.
- Government offices will remain open
- Public parks will remain open from 5AM to 8 PM with no gatherings
Inter- District movement
There’s no restriction on inter-district movement of people. No movement pass is required for the same.
Schools and Colleges to remain shut
Under the guidelines, schools, colleges, coaching and educational institutions will remain closed. Besides these, cinema halls, entertainment parks, swimming pools, bars, auditoriums , theatre halls will remain closed.
Sports complexes and stadiums to open
Sports complexes and stadiums will remain open from 5 AM to 8 PM. However, no spectators are allowed and SOP is to be followed.
On Sundays, shops other than those dealing in essential commodities will remain closed.
Shopping malls too will remain closed.
Banks and other services
According to the guidelines, banks and postal services will remain open. Further, it states any requests from banks regarding early opening may be accepted so that people don’t suffer.
Buses, taxes and auto rickshaws
Buses, taxes and auto rickshaws will continue to run with full capacity.
Marriage and last rites
Upto 30 guests are allowed in marriages and in case of last rites, upto 20 persons are allowed.
Religious institutions and other places of worship will remain open with SOP from 5 AM to 8 PM and a maximum of 20 devotees are allowed at a time.
District authorities empowered to impose restrictions
The authorities can impose additional restrictions as per the requirements.
The guidelines further advises people to do movement only for essential tasks and avoid social visits to other people’s houses. Also, those above the age of 65 years, children below 10, pregnant women and those with comorbidities are not advised to move out.
Source: Punjab government guidelines issued on 31st July, 2020
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