Rajasthan Government notifies guidelines for implementing phased re-opening of activities (Unlock 3) in the State; lockdown extended in Containment Zones till 31st August, 2020

The Rajasthan Government has issued an Order containing guidelines for phased re-opening of activities (Unlock 3) in the State. The guidelines are effective since August 1st to August 31st, 2020.

Permitted Activities:

All activities that were permitted by previous Orders dated May 31st, 2020 and subsequent Addendum dated 6th June, 2020 & 30th June, 2020 will continue to be permitted with the restrictions / precautions specified therein.

Additionally, the following activities are permitted subject to specific conditions:

1. Shops:
Small shops must not have more than 2 customers at a time and larger shops must not have more than 5 customers at a time (depending upon space available), and ensure that adequate physical distance is maintained between customers.

2. Yoga Institutes and Gymnasiums:
Yoga institutes and gymnasiums have been permitted to operate since 5th August, 2020 subject to Guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

3. Independence Day Functions:
Independence Day functions at District, Sub-Division, Municipal and Panchayat levels, will be allowed subject to following of health protocols like sanitization of the public space to be used for the function, ensuring social distancing and wearing of masks.

4. Places of worship:

i. Small places of worship (temple, masjid, gurudwara etc.) in rural areas, which used to have an average daily visit of up to 50 persons per day, prior to the lockdown may continue to be opened subject to specific conditions such as social distancing, staggering of entry of people and wearing of masks inside the premises.

ii. MoHFW SOP dated June 4, 2020 to be complied with in the small places of worship;

ii. AII other places of religious worship viz. temples, mosques, churches, gurudwaras etc. will be permitted to open from September 01st, 2020 with certain conditions / protocol. Separate guidelines will be issued for that, subsequently.

Violation of the above-mentioned is punishable with heavy fine.

Movement of people / transport / passes:

i. There is no restriction on inter-State and intra-State movement of persons and goods;

ii. All commercial passenger transport vehicles – bus, taxi, cab aggregators (Ola/Uber etc.) auto rickshaw, cycle rickshaw – are also permitted to ply subject to ensuring proper sanitization of the seats and touch points before and after each journey and other safety precautions;

iii. Public City Transport as permitted earlier vide Order dated 22nd July, 2020 shall continue to be effective;

iii. The passengers travelling in any vehicle (personal or commercial) not to exceed the permitted seating capacity of the registered vehicle;

iv. Movement by passengers trains and shramik special trains, domestic passengers air travel etc. will continue to be regulated by the SOPs issued by MHA, Government of India.

Containment Zones and Curfew Areas:

i. Such areas will be suitably earmarked and notified by the concerned District Collector;

ii. There shall be strict perimeter control except for medical emergencies and for maintaining the supply of essential goods and services;

iv. Prohibitory orders under Section 144 Cr.P.C will be issued by the concerned District Authority.

No relaxations of any kind shall be permitted in the Containment Zones.

Prohibited Activities:

The following activities will be prohibited outside the Containment Zones:

1. Schools, colleges, educational and coaching institutions will remain closed till 31st August, 2020. Online/distance learning shall continue to be permitted;

2. Cinema halls, swimming pools, entertainment parks, theatres, bars, auditoriums, assembly halls and similar places shall remain closed;

3. International air travel of passengers shall only be, as permitted by MHA;

4. Metro Rail services shall remain closed;

5. Social / political / sports / entertainment / academic / cultural / religious functions and other large congregations will not be permitted.

Furthermore, the Unlock 3 Guidelines also provide common safety precautions for:

1. Public Places:
safety precautions include mandatory wearing of masks, social distancing, prohibition on consumption of gutkaa, pan etc

2. Workplaces
safety precautions include promoting of work from home, staggering of work / business hours, frequent sanitisation, social distancing etc.


Source: Home Department, Rajasthan


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