Lockdown 2.0 Guidelines – Know what actions are allowed

Cargo & Essential Services Allowed after April 20

Cargo Services

  • Transportation of cargo (inter & intra State) by air, rail, land & sea routes
  • Carrier vehicles allowed with two drivers & one helper, empty vehicles for delivery/pick up of Goods

Essential Services

  • The supply chain of essential goods like manufacturing, wholesale, retail; shops/carts for essential goods
  • Large brick & mortar stores; dhabas & truck repair shops on highway; movement of staff & labourers for essential services

Movement of Persons Allowed after April 20

  • Private vehicles for medical emergency services & for procuring essential commodities
  • In case of 4-wheeler, one passenger in back seat beside the driver is permitted
  • In case of 2-wheelers, only driver of the vehicle is permitted

All personnel travelling to workplace as exempted by State/ UT/ local authority

Public Utilities Allowed after April 20

  • Online educational services including teaching. training & coaching
  • MNREGA work, priority to irrigation & water conservation, workers to use face masks & observe social distancing
  • Operations of O&G, power, postal services, water, sanitation, waste management, telecom & internet services

Agriculture Services Allowed after April 20

  • Farming operations in field, agencies engaged in procurement of agri products
  • Machinery shops, Custom Hiring Centre, services related to fertilizers & seeds
  • APMC Mandis, direct marketing operations, harvesting & sowing
  • Operation of fishing like processing & sale; hatcheries, commercial aquaria
  • Plantations of tea, coffee & rubber allowed with maximum of 50% workers
  • Animal Husbandry including distribution & sale of milk products, animal shelter homes, etc.

Financial & Social Services Allowed after April 20

Financial Sector

  • RBI and RBI regulated financial markets & entities, Banks, ATMs, IT vendors for banking operations
  • SEBI and capital & debt market services, IRDAI and Insurance companies

Social Sector

  • Homes for children, divyangs, elderly, etc. including observation homes & after care homes
  • Disbursement of social security pension & provident fund by EPFO; Operation of Anganwadis

Commercial Services Allowed after April 20  

  • Print & electronic media: IT Services with upto 50% strength
  • Data & call centres for Govt activities, CSCS at Panchayat level
  • E-commerce companies, courier services, cold storage & warehousing
  • Private security & facilities Management services, hotels, homestays, etc.
  • Establishments for quarantine facilities: self-employed services lke electrician, plumber etc.

Guidelines for Public Spaces

  • Wearing face cover & practice of social distancing compulsory
  • Gathering of over 5 persons in public places prohibited
  • Marriages & funerals to be regulated by DMs
  • Spitting in public spaces is punishable with fine
  • Strict ban on sale of liquor, gutka, tobacco, etc.

Industrial Establishments Allowed after April 20

  • Industries in rural areas, SEZS & Export Oriented Units, industrial estates, industrial townships
  • Manufacturing units of essential goods, IT hardware; Food processing units, Jute industries
  • Coal and mineral production & O&G refinery: Brick kilns in rural areas
  • Construction activities including roads, irrigation projects, renewable energy projects; construction projects in municipalities

Health Services Allowed after April 20

  • Hospitals, nursing homes, telemedicine facilities, medical shops & dispensaries
  • Medical research, COVID-19 related labs & collection centres; authorised private establishments
  • Veterinary hospitals, dispensaries, clinics, sale & supply of vaccines, medicines
  • Manufacturing units, medical devices & Construction of health infrastructure
  • Movement of all medical personnel, scientists, nurses, paramedical staff, lab technician

Guidelines for Hotspots

  • COVID-19 Hotspots, or clusters to be determined as per guidelines by Health Ministry
  • In hotspots, containment zones to be demarcated by States/ UTs/ District administrations
  • In these containment zones, exemption given from April 20 will not be applicable
  • Strict perimeter control to ensure no unchecked inward/ outward movement except for essential services

Know What Will Remain Closed

  • Domestic & International Air travel; passenger trains, Buses, Metro, Taxis, inter-state transport except for security & medical purposes
  • Industrial & commercial activities, Hospitality services, educational, training, coaching institutions etc
  • Cinema halls, malls, GYMs, Bars, pools, entertainment parks, assembly halls etc
  • All social, political, entertainment, sports complexes, religious places & other gatherings

Guidelines for Workspaces

  • Adequate arrangements for temperature screening & Sanitizers; ensure social distancing norms
  • Gap of one hour between shifts; encourage use of Aarogya Setu App
  • Persons above 65 years & parents of children below 5 years encouraged to work from home
  • All organizations to sanitize their workplaces between shifts; large meetings prohibited

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