Consolidated Revised Guidelines on the measures to be taken by Ministries/ Departments of Government of India
Consolidated Revised Guidelines on the measures to be taken by Ministries/ Departments of Government of India, State! UT Governments and State/ UT authorities for containment of COVID-19 in the country
[As per Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) Order No. 40-3/2020-DM-I (A) dated 15th April, 2020]
1. With the extension of the lockdown period, the following activities will continue to remain prohibited across the country until 3rd May, 2020:
i. All domestic and international air travel of passengers, except for purposes enumerated in para 4 (ix), and for security purposes.
ii. All passenger movement by trains, except for security purposes.
iii. Buses for public transport.
iv. Metro rail services.
v. Inter-district and inter-State movement of individuals except for medical reasons or for activities permitted under these guidelines.
vi. All educational, training, coaching institutions etc. shall remain closed.
vii. All industrial and commercial activities other than those specifically permitted under these guidelines.
viii. Hospitality services other than those specifically permitted under these guidelines.
ix. Taxis (including auto rickshaws and cycle rickshaws) and services of cab aggregators.
x. All cinema halls, malls, shopping complexes, gymnasiums, sports complexes, swimming pools, entertainment parks, theatres, bars and auditoriums, assembly halls and similar places.
xi. All social/ political/ sports/ entertainment/ academic/ cultural/ religious functions/ other gatherings.
xii. All religious places/ places of worship shall be closed for public. Religious congregations are strictly prohibited.
xiii. In case of funerals, congregation of more than twenty persons will not be permitted.
2. Operation of guidelines in Hotspots and containment zones
i. `Hotspots’, i.e., areas of large COVID-19 outbreaks, or clusters with significant spread of COVID-19, will be determined as per the guidelines issued by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), Government of India (Gal).
ii. In these hotspots, containment zones will be demarcated by States/ UTs/ District administrations as per the guidelines of MoHFW.
iii. In these containment zones, the activities allowed under these guidelines will not be permitted. There shall be strict perimeter control in the area of the containment zones to ensure that there is no unchecked inward/ outward movement of population from these zones except for maintaining essential services (including medical emergencies and law and order related duties) and Government business continuity. The guidelines issued in this regard by MoHFW will be strictly implemented by State/ UT Governments and the local district authorities.
3. Select permitted activities allowed with effect from 20th April, 2020:
i. To mitigate hardship to the public, select additional activities have been allowed which will come into effect from 20th April, 2020. These limited exemptions will be operationalized by States/ UTs/ district administrations based on strict compliance to the existing guidelines. Also, before allowing these select additional activities. States/ UTs/ district administrations shall ensure that all preparatory arrangements with regard to the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for social distancing in offices, workplaces, factories and establishments, as also other sectoral requirements are in place.
ii. The consolidated revised guidelines incorporating these select permitted activities have been enumerated in paras 5-20 below.
4. Strict enforcement of the lockdown guidelines
i. State/ UT Governments shall not dilute these guidelines issued under the Disaster Management Act, 2005, in any manner, and shall strictly enforce the same.
ii. State/ UT Governments, may, however, impose stricter measures than these guidelines as per requirement of the local areas.
5. All health services (including AYUSH) to remain functional, such as:
i. Hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, telemedicine facilities.
ii. Dispensaries, chemists, pharmacies, all kinds of medicine shops including Jan Aushadhi Kendras and medical equipment shops.
iii. Medical laboratories and collection centres.
iv. Pharmaceutical and medical research labs, institutions carrying out COVI 0-19 related research.
v. Veterinary Hospitals, dispensaries, clinics, pathology labs, sale and supply of vaccine and medicine.
vi. Authorised private establishments, which support the provisioning of essential services, or efforts for containment of COVID-19, including home care providers, diagnostics, supply chain firms serving hospitals.
vii. Manufacturing units of drugs, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, medical oxygen, their packaging material, raw material and intermediates.
viii. Construction of medical/ health infrastructure including manufacture of ambulances.
ix. Movement (inter and intra State, including by air) of all medical and veterinary personnel, scientists, nurses, para-medical staff, lab technicians, mid-wives and other hospital support services, including ambulances.
6. Agricultural and related activities:
A. All agricultural and horticultural activities to remain fully functional, such as:
i. Farming operations by farmers and farm workers in field.
Agencies engaged in procurement of agriculture products, including MSP operations.
iii. ‘Mandis’ operated by the Agriculture Produce Market Committee (APMC) or as notified by the State/ UT Government (e.g., satellite mandis). Direct marketing operations by the State/ UT Government or by industry. directly