3.0 Unlock the Guidelines: To resume more activities in areas outside the containment areas, the Ministry of Home Affairs has issued guidelines for the third phase of unlocking the country from the lockdown imposed four months ago. The Home Ministry has said that today’s guidelines have been formulated based on the feedback received from the governments of the state and union territories, various central government ministries and departments.
Unlock 3: activities allowed
- The MHA has allowed nocturnal agitation by removing the nocturnal curfew imposed during the second phase of the lockout.
- Yoga institutes and gymnasiums have been allowed to open from 5 August with adherence to the SOP issued by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
- The government has allowed social security measures and other Covid-19 control protocols for Independence Day functions.
- International travel in limited capacity has been permitted by the government under the Vande Bharat Mission.
- Intra-state and inter-state movement of goods and persons.
What’s not allowed in Unlock 3: Still under lockdown
- Schools, colleges and coaching institutes across the country will remain closed till 31 August.
- Metro rail will be suspended across the country.
- The crowded places where people have more contact will remain inactive until 31 August, at movie theaters, swimming pools, amusement parks, theaters, bars, assembly halls and other similar places.
- The congregation of all types of social, political, sports, entertainment, religious, educational, cultural will be banned till 31 August.
Except in places where coronovirus contractions are more likely, the lockdown will remain in control areas across the country until 31 August.
Additionally, the MHA has directed the governments of the state and union territories to carefully direct Covid prevention areas to prevent the spread of coronovirus infection.
The MHA has also asked local administrative units and district collectors across the country to inform the control area information in their areas.
The MHA strongly encourages people with Combidities, older than 65, pregnant women, children under 10 to stay home.