Karnataka Government re-opens more activities outside the containment zones and extends lockdown in Containment zones up to 31.08.2020

In line with the National Unlock 3.0 issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs, the Government of Karnataka has implemented Guidelines for Phased Re-opening (Unlock 3) which has taken effect from 01-08-2020 and will be in force including and up to 31.08.2020.

l. Activities permitted during Unlock 3 period outside Containment Zones
In areas outside Containment Zones, all activities will be permitted, except the following:
(i) Schools, colleges, educational and coaching institutions will remain closed till 31st August, 2020. Online/distance learning will continue to be permitted and will be encouraged.
(ii) Cinema halls, swimming pools, entertainment parks, theatres, bars, auditoriums, assembly halls and similar places.
Yoga institutes and gymnasiums will be allowed to function from 5th August 2020 for which, Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) will be issued by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW) and Department of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of Karnataka.
(iii) International air travel of passengers, except as permitted by MIIA.
(iv) Metro Rail.
(v) Social/ Political / sports/ entertainment/ academic/ cultural /religious functions and other large congregations

2. Lockdown limited to Containment Zones
(i) Lockdown shall continue to remain in force in the Containment Zones till 31st August,2020
(ii) Containment Zones will be demarcated by the BBMP/District authorities after taking into consideration the guidelines of Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW) and Department of Health & Family Welfare,
Govt. of Karnataka with the objective of effectively breaking the chain of transmission.
(iii)In the Containment Zones, only essential activities will be allowed. There will be strict perimeter control to ensure that there is no movement of people in or out of these zones, except for medical emergencies and for
maintaining supply of essential goods and services. In the Containment Zones, there shall be intensive contact tracing, house-to-house surveillance, and other clinical interventions, as required.
(iv) Activities in the Containment Zones shall be monitored strictly by the BBMP/District authorities, and the guidelines related to containment measures in these zones shall be strictly implemented.
(v) BBMP/Districts may also identify Buffer Zones outside the Containment Zones, where new cases are more likely to occur. Within the buffer zones, restrictions as considered necessary may be put in place by the
BBMP District authorities.

3. People coming to Karnataka State from other States must strictly adhere to the prevailing Guidelines/SOPs
issued by Department of Health and Family Welfare and Revenue Department.
Movement by passenger trains and Shramik special trains; domestic passenger air travel; movement of Indian Nationals stranded outside the country and of specified persons to travel abroad; evacuation of foreign
nationals; and sign-on and sign-off of Indian seafarers will continue to be regulated as per SOPs issued by Ministry of Home Affairs and other concerned Ministries.

4. Use of Aarogya Setu
With a view to ensuring safety in offices and work places, employers on best effort basis should ensure that Aarogta Setu is installed by all employees having compatible mobile phones.

5. Additional directives for Workplaces
i. Work from home (WFH): As far as possible the practice of WFH should be followed.
ii. Staggering of work/business hours will be followed in offices, work places, shops, markets and industrial & commercial establishments. Immediate Update | Karnataka Government re-opens more activities outside the containment zones and extends lockdown in Containment zones up to 31.08.2020
iii. Screening & hygiene: Provision for thermal scanning, hand wash or sanitizer will be made at all entry points and hand wash or sanitizer at exit points and common areas.
iv. Frequent sanitization of entire workplace, common facilities and all points which come into human contact, eg, door handles, etc., will be ensured, including between shifts.
v. Social distancing: All persons in charge of work places will ensure adequate distance between workers, adequate gaps between shifts, staggering the lunch breaks of staff, etc

Any person violating these measures will be liable to be proceeded against as per the provisions of the Disaster Management Act, 2005, besides legal action under Section 188 of the Indian Penal Code.


Source : Government of Karnataka

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