Amidst the challenge of the Corona epidemic, the country is set to make a move towards Unlock-4. In this, almost all activities have been allowed outside the Containment Zone. In the Unlock-Four guidelines, the Union Home Ministry has made it clear that the state governments will not be able to impose any lockdown outside the Containment Zone as per their wish. All but a few exceptions will be allowed. Metro services will resume from September 7 after being closed for five months. For the first time, limited activities have been allowed in schools and higher educational institutions. Learn which facilities have got permission and which restrictions will remain intact.
Technical and management related professional educational institutes like IITs and IIMs and higher educational institutions related to research work like PhDs would be opened for postgraduate students. The Department of Higher Education will issue an SOP for these, given the local situation in Corona.
Sort operations of the metro will be started. For this, the Ministry of Housing and Urban and Ministry of Railways will issue SOPs.
1- States can allow 50 per cent of teachers and non-teacher staff in their schools. They will be allowed online coaching, tele counselling and other activities.
2- With the written permission of parents, students of class IX to 12th will be able to go to school for consultation with teachers. Schools will not pressurize students for attendance.
3- Institutes related to ITI and other skill development and entrepreneurship training will also be able to start operations.
4- Social, religious, political, educational, and sports events will be allowed. A maximum of 100 people will be involved. Face masks, physical distance and other provisions have to be followed.
5- Until September 20, 50 people will be allowed at the wedding and 20 people in the funeral. After this, 100 people will also be present in them.
6- Open-air theatre will be allowed to operate.
Delhi Metro will also run.
Delhi Metro Rail Corporation has said that Delhi Metro will resume its services publicly from September 7 as per the Central Government guidelines. A detailed AOP will be issued regarding the operation of the metro. After this, instructions for the use of the metro will also be given for the common people.
Signs of running the gallop of railway
With the permission of almost all the activities outside the Containment Zone, it is clear that the Railways can also gradually increase operations. The guidelines state that the Ministry of Urban Development and Railways will issue a new SOP (Standard Operating Procedure) to start the process of the metro that has been closed since March 22.
Collective programs allowed with conditions
The guidelines also stated that social, educational, sports, entertainment, cultural, religious, political ceremonies and other gatherings would be allowed from September 21 with a maximum limit of 100 persons.
New lockdown instructions
Now no state can impose a different lockdown without the permission of the central government. The guidelines state that the governments of the state and union territories shall not impose lockdown at any local level except the Containment Zone without consulting the Central Government. The lockdown will be strictly followed by September 30 in the Containment Zone.
No stop on arrival
There will be no restriction on entering within the state and from one state to another. Even no one has to get separate permission to go anywhere in the country.
Social distancing has to be maintained.
Everyone has to keep social distancing. It will be compulsory to keep social distancing between customers at the stores. Even the Ministry of Home Affairs will keep an eye on it.
Advice for children and the elderly to stay in homes
As before, people over 65 years of age and children below ten years, pregnant women and people suffering from other fatal diseases have been advised not to move out in case they are not necessary.
These activities are not allowed.
1- Cinema hall, swimming pool, amusement park, the closed theatre will be closed
2- Other international air travel except as permitted by Union Home Ministry
3- Passenger trains will remain closed, allowing only the operation of selected trains
What will be the arrangement in marriage and funeral?
There is no separate mention of the wedding ceremony and funeral in the guidelines, but it is believed that 100 people will be allowed to participate in these too. In the first marriage, 50 people and only 20 people were allowed to attend the funeral.
Permission to call teaching staff
All schools, colleges, coaching institutes have not been allowed to open, but for the first time, the stir will start in the closed high schools and higher educational institutions since March. After September 21, 50 per cent of teachers and non-teacher staff have been allowed to attend the school. They will be able to carry out online classes and tele-counselling and other school activities.
Students allowed from 9th to 12th
For the first time, limited activities have been allowed in schools and higher educational institutions. The most important thing is that for the first time, children are allowed in school. Students from 9th to 12th have been allowed to go to schools outside the Containment Zone. Schools will not be able to pressure children for this, as well as written permission, will have to be obtained from the parents of the children.
Professional educational institutions open
Students of PG to technical and management-related professional educational institutions like IIT and IIM.