Today MHA(Ministry of Home Affairs) has issued UNLOCK 5.0 Guidelines . In this guidelines Cinemas Hall will open with 50% seating Capacity . States will decide whether to open schools or not . This decision of reopening schools will be decided by states after October 15 .
MHA said in it’s guidelines – “Cinemas/Theatres/Multiplexes will be permitted to open with upto50% of their seating capacity for which , SOP will be issued by Ministry of Information & Broadcasting”
While issuing guidelines MHA also said that states government can now allow social , cultural and religious gatherings in which more than 100 peoples can gather . This permission is given outside Containment Zones . No Permission is granted in Containment Zones .
MHA guidelines regarding gathering – “Social/Academic/sports/entertainment/cultural/religious/political functions and other congregations have already been permitted with a ceiling of 100 persons ,outside Containment Zones only . Now State/UT Governments have been given the flexibility to permit such gatherings beyond the limit of 100 persons , outside Containment Zones , after 15th October 2020 ,
Businesses can also do there exhibitions . These exhibitions will be only for Businesses not for common public . Also , Swimming pools and entertainment are allowed to open in these guidelines . SOP for all these will be issued by there respective ministries after October 15 .
Schools for all the classes can be reopened after October 15 . MHA has given this responsibility of reopening schools to state governments . MHA also said that schools cannot force students to come to school . Parents permission is required in this . Ministry is still in favor of Online education .
MHA Statement regarding Reopening of school- “Where schools are conducting online classes, and some students prefer to attend online classes rather than physically attend school, they may be permitted to do so. Students may attend schools/ institutions only with the written consent of parents. Attendance must not be enforced, and must depend entirely on parental consent. States /UTs will prepare their own SOP regarding health and safety precautions for reopening of schools/ institutions based on the SOP to be issued by Department of School Education and Literacy (DoSEL), Ministry of Education, Government of India, keeping local requirements in view,”
MHA also issued guided regarding the reopening of colleges . “For Centrally Funded Higher Education Institutions, the Head of Institution will satisfy herself/ himself that there is a genuine requirement of research scholars (Ph.D) and post-graduate students in science and technology stream for laboratory/experimental works”
For Indoor Halls like Cinemas halls etc Only 50% seating capacity is allowed . Only 200 people are allowed in this 50% seating . For Outdoor spacing , Size of venue matters but no dimensions and people’s capacity are mentioned in guidelines issued by MHA .
In all the reopening whether of Schools , Colleges, Cinemas etc Mask , Sanitizier and Social distancing is mandatory . SOP for all these gatherings will be issued by State/UT Governments later .
Further in it’s guidelines MHA tells Lockdown in Containment Zones is extended till 31st October 2020 . Also , State Governments can not impose Local Lockdown without consulting MHA . No restrictions is imposed on Inter-state and Intra State Movement .