As Unlock 3.0 came to an end on 31st August 2020, the Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) released guidelines for Unlock 4.0 on 29th August. Consequently, on 30th August Department of Home, Government of Rajasthan released detailed guidelines & implementation order for Unlock 4 in Rajasthan.
Period of Unlock 4 in Rajasthan
These guidelines w.r.t Unlock 4 in Rajasthan would be valid for the period from 1st September to 30th September 2020.
A. Lockdown Limited to CONTAINMENT ZONES / CURFEW AREAS:
- Lockdown shall remain in force in the Containment Zones till September 30th, 2020.
- Containment Zones shall be demarcated and notified by the District Collector concerned at the micro level after taking into consideration the guidelines of MHA/Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW) with the objective of effectively breaking the chain of transmission. Strict containment measures will be enforced in these Containment Zones and only essential activities will be allowed. 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 the supply of essential goods and services. In the Containment Zones, there shall be intensive contact tracing, house-to-house surveillance, and other clinical interventions, as required. Prohibitory orders under Section 144 Cr.P.C will be issued by the concerned district authority.
- These Containment Zones will be notified on the websites by the District Collector concerned and information will be shared with MOHFW.
- The District Authorities shall not impose any local lockdown (District/ sub-division/City/ village level), outside the containment zones, without prior permission of Gol.
No relaxations of any kind shall be permitted in the Containment Zones.
B. NEGATIVE LIST / PROHIBITED ACTIVITIES:
The following activities will continue to remain prohibited across the State till further orders:
A. Activities prohibited during Unlock 4 period outside the containment zones:
- Schools, colleges, educational and coaching institutions will remain closed for students and regular classes activity till 30th September, 2020. However, following will be permitted:
- a. Online/ distance learning shall continue to be permitted and shall be encouraged.
- b. 50% of teaching and non-teaching staff to be called to the schools at the time for online teaching/ telecounselling and related work, with effect from 21st September, 2020 for which SoP will be issued by MoHFW.
- c. Students of classes 9 to 12 are permitted to visit their schools, in the areas outside the Containment Zones only, on voluntary basis, for taking guidance from their teachers. This will be subject to written consent of their parents/ guardians and will be permitted with effect from 21st September, 2020 for which SoP will be issued by MoHFW.
- d. Skill or Entrepreneurship training will be permitted in National Skill Training Institutes, Industrial Training Institutes (ITIS), Short term training centres registered with National Skill Development Corporation or State Development Missions or other Ministries of Government of India and Government of Rajasthan. National Institute for Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development (NIESBUD), Indian Institute of Entrepreneurship (IIE) and their training providers will also be permitted. These will be permitted with effect from 21st September, 2020 for which, SoP will be issued by MOHFW.
- e. Higher Education Institutions only for research scholars (Ph.D.) and post-graduate students of technical and professional programmers requiring laboratory/ experimental works. These will be permitted by Department of Higher Education (DHE) in consultation with MHA.
- Cinema halls, swimming pools, entertainment parks, theatres, and similar places will remain closed. Open air theatres will be permitted to open with effect from 21st September, 2020.
- International air travel of passengers, except as permitted by MHA.
- Metro Rail will be allowed to operate with effect from o7th September, 2020 in graded manner. In this regard SoP will be issued by MOHUA.
- Social/ political/ sports/entertainment/ academic/ cultural/ religious functions and other large congregations with a ceiling of 50 persons, will be permitted with effect from 21st September 2020, with mandatory wearing of face masks, social distancing, provision for thermal scanning and hand wash or sanitizer. Prior information would have to be given to concerned Sub-Divisional Magistrate.
- Marriage related gathering may be held with following conditions; the organizer shall:
- a. give prior information to SDM
- b. ensure social distancing during the function
- c. ensure that the maximum number of guests allowed shall not be more than 50.
- Funerals/last rites related gatherings shall ensure social distancing and the maximum number of persons allowed shall not be more than 20 till 21st September, 2020 after which ceiling of 50 persons will apply.
Violation of any of the above conditions is an offence and punishable with heavy fine.
C. PERMITTED ACTIVITIES (CONDITIONAL)
All activities permitted vide Order of even number dated May 31st, 2020 and Addendum dated June 6th, 2020 & 30th June, 2020, i.e. not in the negative list/prohibited activities category, shall continue to remain permitted with the restrictions/precautions specified in those orders.
In addition, the following activities will be permitted; subject to conditions mentioned against them:
1. 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 the following conditions:
- (1) Entry of persons be staggered in such manner that the number of persons inside the place of worship at one point of time are limited to the extent that social distancing of at least 6 feet is ensured between each such person.
- (2) All persons inside such place shall necessarily wear a mask.
- (3) The SOP dated June 4, 2020 for religious places/places of worship issued by Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MOHFW), Government of India shall be followed to the extent it is practical for these small places of worship.
- (4) Any other specific directions issued by the Collector & District Magistrate, based on the recommendation of the District Level Committee on religious places in regard to the do’s and don’ts to be observed within each kind of place of worship.
All other places of religious worship viz. temples, mosques, churches, gurudwaras etc. shall be permitted to open from 07th September 2020 with certain conditions/protocol as per guidelines issued on 27th August 2020.
2. Shops – Adequate physical distancing among customers will be ensured in the shops. No sale shall be made by the shopkeeper to any customers who is not wearing a mask.
D. COMMON SAFETY PRESCRIPTIONS
The following standard SAFETY precautions and restrictions shall remain applicable for all areas and all districts:
D1. In Public Places:
The following precautions, being essential for public safety, are mandatory and violation of the same shall be punishable with fine.
- Wearing of face cover is compulsory in all public and work places and public transport.
- Spitting in public & work places is prohibited.
- Social distancing (minimum 6 feet – “do gaz ki doori”) shall be followed by all persons in public places.
- Consumption of liquor, paan, gutka, tobacco etc. in public place is strictly prohibited.
- All persons are advised to wash hands with soap & water / use sanitizer after touching any surface that is in public contact.
D2. At Work Places
In addition to 1 above, the following additional safety precautions are prescribed for WORK PLACES (Offices, Establishments, Factories, Shops etc.):
- As far as possible, the practice of work from home should be followed.
- 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.
- Staggering of work / business hours shall be followed in offices, work places, shops, markets and industrial and commercial establishments.
- 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.
- All employers shall encourage and motivate their employees to install, and use, on their mobile phones, Arogya Setu for common and personal safety.
- Intensive communication and training on good hygiene practices shall be taken up.
The District Magistrate and other authorized officers shall enforce Common Safety Prescriptions, as stated above, through fines and penal action as prescribed in the Disaster Management Act, 2005 / The Rajasthan Epidemic Diseases Ordinance, 2020.
D3. Safety Advisory for Vulnerable Persons:
- The following segments of the population are classified as Vulnerable People during Covid-19 prevalent conditions:
- Persons aged 65 and above
- Persons suffering from Chronic diseases and from co-morbid conditions
- Pregnant women
- Children below 10 years
- Such persons are strongly advised to stay at home and move out only for essential and health purposes.
- Out of home, it is most essential that they exercise utmost safety precautions as specified.
E. MOVEMENT OF PEOPLE / TRANSPORT / PASSES:
- There shall be no restriction on inter-State and within State movement of persons and goods.
- All commercial passenger transport vehicles – bus, taxi, cab aggregators (OLA/ Uber etc.) auto rickshaw, cycle rickshaw – are also permitted to ply subject ensuring proper sanitization of the seats and touch points before and after each journey and other safety precautions prescribed.
- Public (City) transport as permitted by order dated 22 July. (English Order | Hindi Order)
- 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 shramik special trains, domestic passenger air travel etc. will continue to be regulated by the SOPs issued by MHA.
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