Covid-19 Guidelines in Rajasthan for January 2021 | On 28th December 2020, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), Government of India extended the guidelines issued on 25/11/2020 for Surveillance, Containment and Caution upto 31.01.2021.
Consequently, on 18th January 2021, Rajasthan Government has issued the following Guidelines for maintaining caution and strict surveillance in the State of Rajasthan upto 31 January 2021.
Covid-19 Guidelines in Rajasthan for January 2021
A. SURVEILLANCE AND CONTAINMENT ZONES:
- Lockdown shall remain in force in the Containment Zones till 31 January, 2021.
- Effective demarcation of Containment Zones in vulnerable and high incidence areas.
- Containment Zones shall be carefully demarcated and notified by the District Collector & District Magistrate concerned.
- The list of Containment Zones will be notified on the websites by respective District Collector & District Magistrate concerned. This list will also be shared with MoHFW
Within the demarcated Containment Zones, strict containment measures, as prescribed by MOHFW, shall be scrupulously followed, as under:
- Only essential activities shall be allowed in the Containment Zones.
- There shall 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.
- There shall be intensive house-to-house surveillance by surveillance teams formed for this purpose. These shall be carried out as per prescribed protocol.
- Listing of contacts shall be carried out in respect of all persons found positive, along with their tracking, identification, quarantine and follow up of contacts for 14 days (80% of contacts to be traced in hours).
- Quick isolation of COVID-19 patient shall be ensured in treatment facilities/home (subject to fulfilling the home isolation guidelines).
- Medical department will share list of all CO+VE cases (with address and mobile details) with concerned SHO every day for monitoring purposes by Beat Constable. Beat Constable will download RajCovidinfoapp to monitor the CO+VE cases. He will visit at least once in three days to ensure that the patient remains home quarantined and also get RajCovidinfoapp downloaded on mobile phone of CO+VE patients.
- DolT&C will issue necessary orders regarding Quarantine Tracking Alert System (QTAS) and use of 181 service to call patient.
- Clinical intervention, as prescribed, shall be administered.
- Surveillance for ILI/SARI cases shall be carried out through health facilities or outreach mobile units in buffer zones.
- Awareness shall be created in communities on COVID-19 Appropriate Behavior.
- It shall be the responsibility of local district, police and municipal authorities to ensure that the prescribed Containment measures are strictly followed. District Collectors & District Magistrates shall ensure accountability of the officers concerned in this regard.
- Prohibitory orders u’s 144 CrPC will be issued by the concerned district authority.
No relaxations of any kind shall be permitted in the Containment Zones.
B. LOCAL RESTRICTIONS :
- District Collector & District Magistrates based on their assessment of situation may impose local restrictions, with a view to contain the spread of COVID-19, after prior permission of the State Government.
- District Collectors & District magistrates also need to enforce social distancing in offices. In areas, where the weekly Case Positivity Rate is high, the District Collectors & District Magistrates shall consider implementing staggered office timings and other suitable measures, with a view to reduce the number of employees attending office at the same time, thereby ensuring social distancing.
- The District Collector & District Magistrate shall not impose any local lockdown (District/ sub-division/ City/ village level) outside the containment zones, without prior permission of the Government.
C. IN AREAS OUTSIDE THE CONTAINMENT ZONES:
- In view of the SOP issued on 08-09-2020 by Health and Family Welfare Ministry, Government of India the State Government has decided to open government and private schools, Higher Education institutions (colleges and universities), coaching institutions, Medical, Dental, Nursing and Para Medical colleges as per following conditions:
- Online/distance learning shall continue to be permitted and shall be encouraged.
- Medical, Dental, Nursing and Para Medical Colleges have already been permitted to open from 11-01-2021.
- All government and private schools are permitted to open for regular class studies for classes 9th to 12th from 18-01-2021. For regular classes all government andprivate schools will compulsorily follow the SOP issued by the Education Department For regular class studies the seating arrangements for students would be made in such a way that the total present students are not more than 50% of the seating capacity of the room.
- All Universities and Colleges of the state are also permitted to open from 18-01-2021 for final year students.
- Classes from 1st to 8th will remain closed till further order.
- The Coaching Institutions are permitted to open from 18-01-2021. SOP for the coaching institutions has already been issued on 06-012021. Coaching institutions are required to follow the provisions of SOP strictly.
All above government and private schools, Higher Education institutions and Coaching Institutions would start teaching activities following the protocol prescribed for containment of Covid-19.
All schools/colleges and Coaching Institutions will strictly follow the SOPs issued from time to time by Ministry of Home Affairs, Health and Family Welfare and Education Ministry of government of India. These would also follow the directions issued by Home Department, Medical and Health Department and Education Department of State Government.
- Cinema halls/theatres/multiplexes, entertainment parks, and similar places will remain closed for activities till 31″ January, 2021.
Functions and other congregations will be permitted in areas outside the Containment Zones as follows:
- Marriage related gathering: Where the organizer shall:
- Give prior information to the concerned Sub-divisional Magistrate, preferably on email.
- Ensure social distancing during the function.
- Ensure mandatory wearing of Face masks. ‘No Mask No Entry will be strictly followed.
- Ensure Screening & Hygiene: Provision for thermal scanning, hand wash and sanitizer will be made at all entry and exit points and common area.
- Ensure Frequent sanitization of common facilities and all points which come into human contact e.g. railings, door handles etc.
- Ensure that the maximum number of guests allowed shall not be more than 100.
- Funerals/last rites related gatherings with mandatory wearing of face masks, social distancing provision for hand wash or sanitizer, and the maximum number of persons allowed shall not be more than 20.
- Social political / sports / entertainment /academic / cultural / religious functions/gathering, subject to the following conditions: The organizer shall:
- Give prior information to the concemed District Magistrate/Police Commissioner, along with a seating plan, preferably on email.
- Ensure that the maximum number of guests allowed shall not be – a. In closed spaces, a maximum of 50% of hall capacity will be allowed, with a ceiling of 100 persons. b. In open spaces, keeping the size of the ground/space in view a ceiling of 100 persons. Each person shall maintain a distance of 6 feet (do gaz-ki-doori).
- Ensure social distancing during the function.
- Ensure mandatory wearing of face masks. “No Mask No Entry will be strictly followed.
- Ensure Screening & Hygiene: Provision for thermal scanning, hand wash and sanitizer will be made at all entry and exit points and common areas
- Ensure Frequent sanitization of seats, common facilities and all common points which come into human contact such as railings, door handles, common surfaces, floors, etc.
Violation of any of the above conditions is an offence and punishable with heavy fine.
E. STRICT ADHERENCE TO THE PRESCRIBED SOPs FOR PERMITTED ACTIVITIES OUTSIDE THE CONTAINMENT ZONES:
- All other activities have been permitted outside Containment Zones, except for following, which have been permitted with certain restrictions:
- International air travel of passengers, as permitted by MHA.
- Swimming pools, only for training of sports persons.
- Exhibition halls, only for business to business (B2B) purposes. (a maximum of 50% of hall capacity will be allowed, with ceiling of 100 persons)
- SOPs have been prescribed for various permitted activities. For ease of reference, the list of activity wise SOPs with their web-links will be available on covidinfo.rajasthan.gov.in.
- The SOPs shall be strictly enforced by the authorities concerned, who shall be responsible for their strict observance.
F. COVID APPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR:
District Collectors & District Magistrates shall take all necessary measures to promote COVID-19 appropriate behavior, such as ensuring strict enforcement of wearing of face mask, hand hygiene and social distancing,
- Wearing of face masks is an essential preventive measure. In order to enforce this core requirement. Action including imposition of appropriate fines, on persons not wearing face masks in public and work spaces must be ensured.
- Observance of social distancing in crowded places, especially in markets, weekly bazaars and public transport, is also critical for containing the spread of infection. MoHFW will issue a SOP to regulate crowds in market places, which shall be strictly enforced.
- SOPs for regulating travels in public transports such as aircrafts, trains, metro rails, buses are already in place, which shall be strictly enforced.
- Common Safety Directives for COVID-19 Management shall be strictly followed throughout the State.
G. COMMON SAFETY DIRECTIVES FOR COVID-19 MANAGEMENT:
The following common SAFETY directives shall remain applicable for all areas and all districts:
1. IN PUBLIC SPACES:
The following precautions, being essential for public safety, are mandatory and violation of the same shall be punishable.
- Face Covering: Wearing of face cover is compulsory in all public and work places and during transport.
- Social distancing: Each person shall maintain a distance of 6 feet “do gaz-ki-dooni”) in public places.
- Spitting in public & work places is prohibited and punishable with fine
- Consumption of liquor, paan, gutka, tobacco etc. in public place is prohibited and punishable with fine.
- All persons are advised to wash hands with soap & water/use sanitizer after touching any surface that is in public contact.
2. AT WORK PLACES:
In addition to above, the following additional safety precautions are prescribed for WORK PLACES (Offices, Establishments, Factories, Shops etc.);
- Work from home (WfH): As far as possible, the practice of work from home should be followed.
- Staggering of work/business hours will be followed in offices, work places, shops, markets and industrial and commercial establishments.
- Screening & Hygiene: Provision for thermal scanning, hand wash and sanitizer will be made at all entry and exit points and common areas.
- Frequent sanitization of entire workplace, common facilities and all points which come into human contact eg. door handles etc. shall be ensured, including between shifts.
- Social Distancing: All persons in charge of work places shall ensure social distancing between workers, through adequate distance between workers, adequate gaps between shifts, staggering the lunch breaks of staff etc.
- Intensive communication and training on good hygiene practices shall be taken up.
The District Magistrate and other authorized officers shall enforce Common Safety Directives, as stated above, through fines and penal action as prescribed in the Disaster Management Act, 2005/ The Rajasthan Epidemic Diseases Act, 2020.
In addition to 1 and 2 above, adequate physical distancing among customers will be ensured in the shops. ‘No Mask No Service i.e. No sale shall be made by the shopkeeper to any customer who is not wearing a Face Mask.
H. USE OF AAROGYASETU:
- AarogyaSetu enables early identification of potential risk of infection,
- and thus acts as shield for individuals and the community
- With a view to ensuring safety in offices and work places, employers on best effort basis should ensure that AarogyaSetu is installed by all employees having compatible mobile phones.
- Organization and Business entities with 50 or more employees are encouraged to avail the AarogyaSetu Open API Service (https://openapi aarogyasetu.gov.in). Open API feature will facilitate organizations and employees to return to work in COVID-19 risk free environment.
- District authorities may advise individuals to install the AarogyaSetu application on compatible mobile phones and regularly update their health status on app. This will facilitate timely provision of medical attention to those individuals who are at risk.
I. SAFETY ADVISORY FOR VULNERABLE PERSONS:
Vulnerable People (Persons aged 65 and above, Persons suffering from Chronic diseases/co-morbid conditions, Pregnant women and Children below 10 years) are strongly advised to stay at home and move out only for essential and health purposes. However, if they move out of home, it is most essential that they exercise utmost safety precautions as specified.
J. MOVEMENT OF PEOPLE/ TRANSPORT/ PASSES:
- There shall be no restriction on inter-State and within State movement of persons and goods. No separate permission/approval/e permit will be required for such movements.
- 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 prescribed.
- Public (City) Transport, Metro Rail will be allowed to operate as per SOP issued
- The passengers travelling in any vehicle (personal or commercial) shall not exceed the permitted seating capacity of the registered vehicle.
- Movement by passenger trains and domestic passengers air travel etc. will continue to be regulated by the SOPs issued by MHA, Government of India.
K. IMPLEMENTATION MODALITIES
The implementation modalities shall be the same as per the Order of even number dated March 26, 2020.
Fines for Violation of Covid-19 Guidelines
- Covid-19 Guidelines in Rajasthan for January 2021 – Permitted Activities, Guidelines, Restrictions – Download Order PDF | PDF in English | हिन्दी पीडीऍफ़ डाउनलोड करें
- MHA Order dt 28.12.2020 regarding extension of Guidelines for Surveillance, Containment and Caution upto 31.01.2021 – Download PDF
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