Unlock 4.0 Notification
COVID 19 has highly impacted the life of all the induvial and has left a drastic impact on the entire economy as well. In other words, we can say that the lockdown that was imposed due to COVID 19 (Corona Outbreak) has took the nation’s economy 20 years back. To improve this economy, the government slowly started the process of Unlock-1, 2, 3. Now the guidelines of Unlock 4.0 have also been issued by the government on 29 Sep 2020.
While the industry giants had bear huge losses and are still trying to overcome those losses slowly and steadily. Various small-scale industries have not been able to manage these losses and had to be shut down because of the same. Similar situation can be seen amongst the working class people or the individuals engaged in the private sector as they had to bear deep salary cut.
Educational institutes, schools, colleges have been shut down which has highly impacted the students and moreover several competitive exams like GATE, ESE, UPSC, CSE and SSC have been postponed putting a career break for the aspirants and no one is aware about what will happen in coming days.
Although the situation is under a bit control and Government (Ministry of Home Affairs) has released several unlock notifications, unlock 1, Unlock 2 and Unlock 3 which has given relief to the big companies. However, the common man still stays affected due to the pandemic.
While the Government is in process of fighting the pandemic and taking all necessary efforts to stop the spread. On 29 Aug 2020 Unlock 4.0 notification has been released by Ministry of home affairs. In this notification National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) has directed to reopen more activities in areas outside the contamination zones and extend the lockdown in contamination zones up to 30.09.20.
Major Highlights of Unlock 4.0 notification:
In areas outside the contamination zone, all activities will be permitted except the following:
Colleges, School, Educational and Coaching Institutions shall remain closed for students and regular classes until 30 Sep 2020.
However, following activities are permitted:
- Online classes and distance learning course are permitted and it is advised to encourage this practice.
- 50% teaching and non-teaching staff is permitted to come to school, colleges, coaching institutes at a time for conducting online classes, tele counseling and other school related activities in areas outside the contamination zone only, with effect from 21st Sep 2020 and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) will be issued by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoFHW)
- In order to take guidance from teachers’ students of class 9 to 12 may be voluntarily permitted to visit school outside the contamination zone. This would require a written consent from Parent or Guardian and shall be applicable from 21 Sep 2020 and SOP will be issued by MoFHW.
- Entrepreneurship training and skill training will be permitted in National Skill Training Institutes, Industrial Training Institutes (ITI’s).
- National Institute for Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development (NIESBUD), Indian Institute of Entrepreneurship (IIE) and their training providers will also be permitted with effect from 21 Sep 2020 and SOP will be issued by MoFHW.
- Higher Education Institutions only for research scholars (Ph.D.) and post graduate students of technical and professional programmes requiring laboratory/experimental works. This will be permitted by Department of Higher Education (DHE) in consultation with MHA.
- Delhi Metro Rail will be allowed to operate with effect from 7th Sep 2020 in a graded manner, by the ministry of Housing Affairs (MOHUA)/ Ministry of Railways (MOR) in consultation with MHA. In this regards SOP will be issued by MOHUA.
- Sports/Social/Entertainment/Political/Cultural functions and other congregations with a ceiling of 100 people will be permitted with effect from 21st Sep 2020, with a mandatory wearing of Facemask, Social Distancing, provision for thermal scanning and hand sanitizers.
- Marriage related gatherings with number of guests not exceeding 50 and funeral/last rites related gatherings with number of people not exceeding 20 will continue to be allowed till 20 Sep 2020, after which ceiling of 100 people will be applicable.
- Cinema Halls, Swimming pools, Entertainment parks, theaters and similar places will remain closed. However, open air theaters will be permitted to open from 21 Sep 2020.
- International Air Travel of passengers, except as permitted by MHA.
- No restriction on inter state or intra state movement.
- Person over 65 years of age, person with co-morbidities, pregnant women and children below the age of 10 years are advised to stay at home, except for essential and health purpose.
Along with all these relaxations, the Government has further extended the lockdown in contamination zones till Sep 30 2020. And has also advised to use the Aaraogya Setu App and take all precautionary measures like wearing mask, use of hand sanitizers and maintain social distancing.