On 23 May, the State Government extended the Three-Level Public Lockdown till 8 June 2021 in Rajasthan. However, considering the fall in number of corona cases and public convenience, the state government relaxed the norms and released new guidelines for Modified Lockdown for June 2021 to be implemented from tomorrow.
The new guidelines will be effective in the districts where:
- The positivity rate is less than 10%; or
- Oxygen, ICUs and ventilator beds is less than 60% or
- There is availability of at-least 30 bed hospital at each Panchayat & Nagar-Palika level.
- There is facility & assurance of keeping each covid+ person in institutional quarantine or micro containment zones with home quarantine facility.
According to new guidelines, panchayats will classified as green, yellow and red as per positivity rate.
|Zone||At Gram Panchayat Level||At District level|
|Green||0 active Covid-19 cases||0 active Covid-19 cases in 1 Lac population|
|Yellow||0-5 active Covid-19 cases||0 – 100 active Covid-19 cases in 1 Lac population|
|Red||More than 5 active Covid-19 cases||More than 100 active Covid-19 cases in 1 Lac population|
The detailed order includes a list of 4 annexures with
- Annexure A – including list of prohibited activities
- Annexure B – including list of Conditional permitted activities
- Annexure C – Conditions for operation of commercial establishments & markets
- Annexure D – Guidelines for opening of commercial establishments & markets
The weekend curfew will remain in force every Friday afternoon from 12 noon to 5 AM Tuesday. “Public discipline curfew” will continue on the rest of the days from 12 noon to 5 AM the next day.
While the earlier restrictions on the opening of shops, parks, malls, educational institutions, religious places and wedding functions will continue, the intra-district (within the district) traffic will be allowed on the roads between 5 a.m. and 12 noon. From Tuesday (June 8) to Friday, travel will be allowed from 5am to 12 noon across the state i.e. between the districts.
- Marriage Function Related (earlier guidelines to continue):
- The state government has also put a ban on organising weddings till June 30.
- Permission will be given for court marriages and to organise weddings at home with the condition that more than 11 people will not be allowed to participate in it.
- Bus, auto, tempo, tractor, jeep etc. will not be allowed for the procession
- The family where the wedding is being organised will have to submit details at the official web-portal or toll free helpline at 181.
- No community feast will also be allowed during the lockdown period.
- Marriage garden, banquet halls & hotels will be closed for wedding ceremonies.
- The wedding venue owners, tent merchants, catering operators and band banquet players, etc., will have to return the advance booking amount to the organizer or adjust it later in the event.
Public transport, including the State roadways and private buses, will be allowed from June 10, for which separate orders will be issued. State or interstate transport, loading and unloading workers, dhabas and workshops on national and state highways will be allowed.
Processed food shops, sweet shops, bakeries and restaurants can function from 6am to 11am with only take away facility and home deliveries can be made till 10pm. Carts, cycles, rickshaws, autos, mobile vans selling vegetables will be allowed from 6am to 5pm. Gatherings of more than five people will not be allowed.
ATMs will be allowed to function 24 hours and banks, insurance, micro finance institutions till 2pm. Maintenance service workers such as electricians, plumbers, carpenters, motor mechanics, IT service providers will be also allowed to travel.
All government offices of the state will open from 9:30 AM to 4 PM with the presence of 25 percent employees till June 7, and after that with 50 percent employees. Private offices can be opened up to 2 PM with the presence of 25 percent employees.
The Rural Development Department will issue separate orders for restarting the works under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme in the villages.
The Collectors of all districts have been instructed to prepare decongestion plans in their respective areas after consulting the local citizens and traders’ bodies.