Punjab adopts Central guidelines for Unlock 2 , Notification issued


Chandigarh, June 30, 2020: Based on the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) order, Government of Punjab on Tuesday issued the following guidelines which will be followed from July 1 to July 31:
1) Activities prohibited in areas outside Containment Zones
The following activities shall not be permitted:-
(i) Schools, colleges, educational and coaching institutions ‘will remain closed till 31stJuly 2020. On-line/distance learning shall continue to be permitted and shall be encouraged.
Training institutions of the Central and State governmet its will be allowed to function from 15thJuly 2020 for which Standar( Operating Procedure (SOP) will be issued by the Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT), Government of India.
(ii) International air travel of passengers, except as permitted by MHA.
(iii) Metro Rail.
(iv) Cinema halls, gymnasiums, swimming pools, entertainment parks, theatres, bars, auditoriums, assembly halls and similar places.
(v) Social/political/sports/entertainment/academic/cultural/religious functions and other large congregations. All other activities shall be permitted in areas outside containment Zones
3. Lockdown limited to Containment Zones
(i) As per para 4 of MHA Order, lockdown shall continue to remain in force in Containment Zones till 31st July 2020.
(ii) Containment Zones are to be demarcated by the District authorities as per the guidelines of the Ministry of Health & Familif Welfare (MoHFW), Government of India (Gol). Only essential actiirities shall be permitted in the Containment Zones.
(iii) The District authorities may accordingly take requisite action in Containment and Buffer Zones as per guidelines of MoHA, Gol and the Department of Health & Family Welfare, Government of Punjab.
3. Guidelines for areas outside containment zones
In supersession of all the previous guidelines, the guidelines as under, would be applicable in the State during the period 01.07.2020 to 31.07.2020 outside the containment zones.
The list of activities permitted in Punjab in areas outside containment zones is enclosed herewith for ready reference as Ann. -‘1’.
(1) Night curfew (10 pm to 5 am): Movement of individuals for all the non-essential activities shall remain prohibited between 10.00 pm to 5.00 am throughout the State. However, essential activities including operation of multiple shifts, movement of persons and goods on National and State Highways and unloading of cargo and travel of persons to their destinations after disembarking from buses, trains and aemplanes will be permitted.
The district authorities are accordingly directed to issue prohibitory orders u/s 144 of Cr.PC and ensure strict compliance.
(2) Movement of persons with SOPs: Movement by passenger trains and Shramik special trains, domestic air travel, movement of Indian Nationals stranded outside the country and of specified persons to travel abroad, evacuation of foreign nationals and sign—on and sign-off of Indian seafarers will continue to be regulated as per SOPs issued.
(3) Protection of vulnerable persons: The persons above 65 years of age, persons with co- morbidity, pregnant women and children below the age of 10 years are advised to stay at home except for essential requirements and for health purposes.
(4) Restricted activities: (i) Marriage related gatherings — Number of guests not to exceed 50. (ii) Funeral/last rites — Number of persons not to exceed 20. (iii) Spitting in public places: is completely prohibited and punishable with fine. (iv) Consumption of liquor, pan, gutka, tobacco etc. in public places is prohibited. However, there will be no restriction or their sale
(5) Religious places/places of worship for public: (i) Places of worship/religious places shall remain open only between 5 am to 8 pm. (ii) The maximum number of persons at the time of worship shall not exceed 20 with due distancing and therefore, the worship time should be staggered accordingly. (iii) The managements of these places shall make adequate arrangements to ensur