Unlock 2.0 guidelines: Full list of what is allowed, and what is not

The government said more domestic flights will be allowed to operate and movement of individuals will remain prohibited from 10 pm to 5 am across the country.




The Centre on Monday issued fresh guidelines for the next stage of unlocking. The new guidelines will come in effect on Wednesday, July 1, and extend till the end of the month. Lockdown will continue in containment zones until July 31. The government restricted movement of individuals from 10 am to 5 pm, and added that not more than five people would be allowed in a shop.

As per the guidelines, schools and colleges will remain closed till July 31. Metro services, cinema halls, gyms, swimming pools, theatres, bars, social and religious gatherings also remain barred.

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In areas outside Containment Zones, all activities will be permitted, except the following:

(i) Schools, colleges, educational and coaching institutions will remain closed till 3| July. 2020. Online/ distance learning shall continue to be permitted and shall be encouraged.

Training institutions of the Central and State Governments will be allowed to function from 15 July, 2020, for which Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) will be issued by the Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT).

(ii) lnternational air travel of passengers, except as permitted by MHA.

(iii) Metro Rail

(iv) Cinema halls, gymnasiums, swimming pools, entertainment parks, theatres, bars, auditoriums, assembly halls and similar places.

(v) Social/ political/ sports/ entertainment/academic/ cultural/ religious functions and other large congregations.

Dates for re-starting the above activities may be decided separately and necessary.

SOPs shall be issued for ensuring social distancing and to contain the spread of COVID-l9. Domestic nights and passenger trains have already been allowed in a limited manner. Their operations will be further expanded in a calibrated manner.

Night curfew

Movement of individuals shall remain strictly prohibited between 10.00 pm to 5.00 am throughout the country, except for essential activities, including operation of industrial units in multiple shins, movement of persons and goods on National and State Highways, loading and unloading of cargo and travel of persons to their destinations after disembarking from buses, trains and airplanes. Local authorities shall issue orders, in the entire area of their jurisdiction under appropriate provisions of law such as under Section 144 of CrPC, and ensure strict compliance.

National Directives for COVID-19 Management

National Directives for COVlD-l9 Management, as specified in Annexure I, shall continue to be followed throughout the country.

Lockdown limited to Containment Zones

(i) Lockdown shall continue to remain in force in the Containment Zones till 31 July, 2020.

States to decide on activities outside Containment Zones

States and UTs, 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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