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New lockdown rules for shops and offices

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Special intensified stringent lockdown restrictions will be enforced in the LSGIs with critical spread based on the Weekly Infection Population Ratio (WIPR).

What is WPR?
WIPR is the total number of COVID-19 infections reported in the week multiplied by 1000 divided by total population of the panchayath or urban ward. In panchayaths/urban wards with WIPR of more than 10, special intensified stringent lockdown restrictions shall be imposed.

District Disaster Management Authorities shall publish this list by the evening of every Wednesday with data from Covid19 Jagratha portal and disseminate information accordingly.

Shops and offices

Shops, markets, banks, offices, financial institutions, factories, industrial establishments, open tourist spaces and other establishments can function from Monday to Saturday. All shops, tourism centres and other establishments should display the status of vaccination of employees and the number of customers permitted at a time.

It shall be the responsibility of the owner of such establishments to avoid crowding inside and outside the shop.

Kerala Chief Secretary V.P Joy,who is also the Chairman of Executive Committee of State Disaster Management Authority. issued the latest guidelines powers conferred under Sec.20 (3) of the Disaster Management Act-2005.

New rules:

All establishments in the public sector, including government offices, PSUs,companies, autonomous organizations, commissions etc. will function from Monday to Friday.

Only persons who have taken at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine before two weeks, or who are in possession of RT-PCR negative certificate taken 72 hours before or who is in possession of COVID-19 positive results more than a month old will be allowed inside (workers/visitors) in shops, markets, banks, public and
private offices, financial institutions, factories, industrial establishments, open tourist spaces and other establishments.

All persons (whether belonging to the categories mentioned in point (iv) or not) can move out of home for essential activities like vaccination, COVID19 testing,medical emergency, purchase of medicine, death of relatives, marriage of close relatives, local travel to catch long route bus/train/flight/ship, examinations etc.
vi. To avoid crowding, all shops and establishments can function from 7 am to 9 pm.
People will be allowed inside the shop only on the basis of the shopping area (1person per 25 sq ft.) Hotels and restaurants will be allowed online delivery till 9:30 PM.

All transport vehicles (public and private) shall be permitted with strict adherence to COVID-19 protocols.

All competitive, recruitment and university examinations/sports trials shall be permitted.
There will be complete lockdown on 8th

August 2021 (Sunday) with the permissible activities ordered in GO(Rt)No.459/2021/DMD dated  However, there shall be no lockdown on 15th August 2021 (Independence day).

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