NEW DELHI: The Central government on Wednesday issued fresh guidelines for 'Unlock 5' phase in view if the Covid-19 pandemic and allowed the reopening of cinema halls and entertainment parks from October 15 with 50 capacity.
The Unlock 5 guidelines, issued by the ministry of home affairs, beginning October 1 will remain in force till October 31.
What is new in Unlock 5?
* Cinemas/theatres/multiplexes will be permitted to open with up to 50% of their seating capacity, for which SOP will be issued by the I&B ministry.
* Swimming pools used for training of sportspersons to re-open from October 15.
* For re-opening of schools and coaching institutions, state/UT governments have been given the flexibility to take a decision after October 15, 2020, in a graded manner. The decision shall be taken in consultation with the respective school/institution managements.
* Department of Higher Education (DHE), Ministry of Education may take a decision on timing of the opening of colleges/ higher education institutions, in consultation with the MHA, based on the assessment of the situation.
* Online/distance learning will continue to be the preferred and encouraged.
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