Partial Unlocking, Here Are The Guidelines

SRINAGAR: As the Jammu and Kashmir administration yesterday announced partial relaxation of activities to be carried out amid Covid19. The district administration Srinagar took to twitter to state the detailed guidelines on Covid containment measures in Srinagar.

The guidelines shared by the Srinagar administration on their twitter handle reads,

“(A) Permissible Activities (outside containment zones only).

i. Normal functioning of private hospitals, nursing homes and clinics.

ii. E-commerce and courier services.

iii. Standalone shops of all types shall be allowed to open only on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. iv. Outdoor Bazaars and Outdoor Shopping complexes shall be allowed to operate on Mondays and Thursdays, starting from Monday i.e. 31-05-2021 in following manner:

a) Markets having Shops on both sides of Road: Shops on one side of the road only shall open on a particular day/date, the other side shall remain closed completely, the sequence of opening shall be on Rotation basis.

b) Markets having shops on one side of the Road only: Odd numbered shops to open on Mondays, even numbered shops to open on Thursdays (Joint Commissioner Administration, SMC to ensure proper numbering of shops wherever required.

c) Shopping complexes/ equivalent business establishment: only alternate shops shall open on rotation basis.

v. Indoor shopping malls; 25% of shops inside the malls shall be allowed to operate on a given day. Owner/Manager of the mall shall carry out numbering of the shops and accordingly come up with the roaster of operating within allowed capacity and submit the same with DDMA, Srinagar for issuance of orders for opening.

vi. Barber shops/Saloon/Beauty parlors shall be allowed to open only on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

vii. Restaurants shall be allowed to open on all days (except on Saturdays & Sundays) only for Home delivery of orders and room service of residents. No entry of customers shall be permitted even for self take-away of orders.

viii. Sports persons shall be allowed to resume their training and activities in outdoor sport-stadia/ground. However indoor sports activities shall not be allowed.

ix. Public transport (Matadors/Mini buses/Buses/Taxies and Cabs etc.) shall be permitted to ply only at 50% of authorized seating capacity. However, Auto Rickshaws/Three Wheelers are permitted to ply without any restrictions.

x. Religious and social gatherings such as marriages, shall be permitted with attendance of up to 25 persons only, whether indoors and outdoors and funeral/last rights shall be attended by up to 20 persons only.

xi. All workshops, service centers and home workshops can operate with not more than 5 persons working on site/inside premises.

Special Covid-19 Vaccination drive was launched by the Government for High- Risk/Vulnerable groups, as such Shopkeepers shall conspicuously display/paste Covid Vaccination Certificates in front of their shops and all drivers of public transport shall paste the Covid Vaccination Certificates on the inner surface of windshield of their vehicle.

(B) Non-Permissible Activities.

i. Lock down shall remain in force in containment zones.

ii. All schools and coaching centers shall continue to remain closed.

iii. All Universities, Colleges and Technical Skill development institutions in J&K shall remain closed for imparting on-campus/ in-person education to the students till 15-06-2021, except for the courses/programmes that require physical presence of students on account of laboratory/research/thesis work and internship etc.

iv. Cinema halls, gymnasiums, swimming pools, entertainment parks, theatres, bars, auditoriums, assembly halls and similar places will remain closed.

(C) Other Measures:

i. There shall be Daily Night Curfew from 8:00 PM to 7:00 AM next day.

ii. There shall be Weekend Curfew w.e.f 8:00PM each Friday till 7:00 AM each Monday.

Last but not the least, public at large is also being informed that Section 51 of the Disaster Management Act provides for penalties in case a person obstructs any officer or employee in discharge of his functions or refuses to comply with any direction given under this Act. Any violation of the above directions will, therefore, lead to prosecution under section 51 of the Disaster Management Act, 2005 and section 188 of Indian Penal Code. SSP Srinagar shall strictly enforce compliance to this order.” further read the guidelines issued.

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