Unlock-5 guideline released, cinemas to be opened, state will decide on school-college
new Delhi. The fifth phase of unlock in a nationwide lockdown in the Coronavirus is set to begin October 1. The Union Home Ministry has issued guidelines for this.
As per the Home Ministry directive, theaters and multiplexes will be opened in Unlock-5 with 50 percent seats.
- Cinema halls, multiplexes, entertainment parks will be opened from October 15.
- Swimming pools will be opened for training of players. The SOP will be released by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting for cinema, theater, multiplexes.
After October 15, the decision to open schools and coaching institutes in Unlock 5 has been given to the state governments. Parents’ permission will also be required for this.
- Restrictions in Containment Zone extended till 31 October.
- Social, educational, sports, entertainment, cultural, religious, political work and other gatherings were already permitted with 100 persons.
In the fifth phase, areas outside the Containment Zone have been permitted to undertake activities other than before. These guidelines have been prepared in consultation with the States, Union Territories and the concerned Central Ministries and Departments.
In the guidelines, the ban on international air travel will continue as before with the permission of the Ministry of Home Affairs. Amusement parks and other similar venues will remain closed. Apart from this, Business to Business exhibition will also be allowed and for this the Ministry of Commerce will issue standard operating procedure.
- States and Union Territories have been asked to take a decision about opening schools and coaching institutes in a phased manner after 15 October. This decision will be taken on the basis of evaluation of schools, management and situation.
- Guideline states that online learning will be given priority. In schools that continue online classes, students will be allowed if they want to give priority to online classes. Students coming to school have to get parental approval. Attendance will not be imposed and children will go to school only if the parent wishes. States will form their SOPs regarding schools.