covid guidelines

New unlock guidelines released, applicable from June 28


With the continuous decrease in covid cases, the state has released new unlock guidelines which will be in effect from June 28. Curfew time has also been decreased across the state. 

As per the new guidelines, the weekend curfew will be in effect from 8 pm on Saturday to 5 am on Monday. The religious places will open from 5 am till 4 pm, 40 people are allowed in marriage from July 1, and markets will be open till 7 pm.

Markets will open till 7 pm only if 60% of the employees have received the first dose of the vaccine. Markets and firms that do not fulfil this condition will open only till 4 pm. The information about the percentage of employees vaccinated will have to be displayed outside the shop or firm. This rule will apply to all shops, clubs, gyms, restaurants, malls and commercial establishments.

40 people allowed in marriage

From July 1, a maximum of 40 people will be allowed in marriage ceremonies. These include 25 people from family and guests of the organizers, while 10 people will be from bandwagoners and 5 other people will be able to attend. Marriages can be held in marriage gardens, marriage halls and hotels. While taking out processions and DJs at weddings is still banned.

City buses will run till 8 pm

City buses can operate from 5 am to 8 pm. Passengers are not allowed to travel standing in city buses. It is mandatory for the driver and conductor of city buses to have the first dose of the vaccine. If not, they will not be permitted to operate the buses. Traffic will be closed on Sundays except for emergencies by private vehicles. On other days, private vehicles are allowed daily from 5 am to 8 pm.

Gyms, restaurants will open till 7 pm

The gyms and restaurants whose 60% of the employees of gyms and restaurants have received the first dose of the vaccine, will be allowed to open even after 4 pm. Such gyms, restaurants will be open till 7 pm.

Petrol pumps open till 8 pm

For private vehicles, now the opening time of the petrol pumps has been extended. Now they are open for private vehicles from 5 am to 8 pm.

Parks open, only people who are vaccinated are allowed 

The parks will open from 5 to 8 in the morning and from 5 to 7 in the evening. People who have got the vaccination will be allowed to visit the park in the given time frame.

Conditions for Offices

Government offices will now be open from 9:30 in the morning to 6 in the evening. Offices, where 60% of the employees vaccinated, will be able to operate with the entire staff. Also, the offices with less than 25 employees can operate with 100% of employees. While offices with more than 25 employees are allowed to operate with only 50% of the employees.

Apart from all these, school, college, and coaching will still be completely closed. Also, public, social, political events, fairs, haats, entertainment programs are strictly not allowed.

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