Pune, 31 July 2020: Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) Commissioner Vikram Kumar has issued detailed guidelines about what all will be allowed, not allowed in lockdown from August 1 to August 31.
People can go to playgrounds, open spaces for exercise near their homes. Also, they have to do shopping in nearby shops, markets from their homes. All persons above 65 years, children below 10 years and pregnant woman are not allowed to step out of home except in a medical emergency. Inter-district and inter-state travel cannot be done without prior permission.
In containment zones, only essential commodities shops are allowed to open from 8 am to 12 pm and again from 5 pm to 6 pm.
Permitted activities outside containment zones:
- Outdoor individual physical activities, exercise (cycling, walking, running, jogging etc) on grounds, places near homes. No group exercise.
- Outdoor non-team sports like Golf courses, outdoor firing range, outdoor gymnastics, tennis, outdoor badminton and malkhamb will be allowed with physical distancing and sanitation measures with effect from 5th August. Swimming pools will not be allowed to operate.
- Use of vehicle is allowed for work (wearing mask is compulsory) in the following manner :
Taxi/Cab aggregator : driver + 3
Rickshaw: driver + 2
Four Wheeler : driver + 3
Two wheeler : One Rider + One pillion (with helmet and mask)
- All private offices can operate up to 10% strength or 10 people, whichever is more
- All essential shops, non-essential shops will be allowed on P1-P2 basis. Clothes trial not allowed. Clothes once sold cannot be returned. All non-essential markets, market areas and shops will remain open from 9 am to 7 pm. Liquor shops also allowed to open.
- Mandai: The stalls will open on even and odd dates based on their numbers.
- From August 5, Malls and shopping complexes will be operational from 9 am to 7 pm without theatres, Food Courts / Restaurants. However, the kitchen of restaurant and food courts will be allowed to operate in Malls wherein only home delivery through aggregators will be allowed.
- E-commerce activity for essential as well as non-essential items & material. Courier services also allowed to operate.
- All the industrial units which are presently open will continue to operate.
- All construction sites (Public/Private) which am allowed to remain open and operational. All such pre-monsoon works (Public and Private) which are allowed.
- Home delivery restaurants / Kitchen.
- Online/ distance learning, examining answersheets and related activities in schools, colleges, university.
- All Government offices (excluding Emergency, health & Medical. treasuries. disaster management, police, NIC, food & Civil Supply, FCI. N.Y.K.. Municipal Services to function with 15% strength or 15 persons whichever is higher.
- Activities related to self-employed people like plumbers, electricians, pest-control and technicians.
- Garages to mend vehicles and workshops with prior appointments
Aarogya Setu: All Establishment Heads should ensure that Aarogya Setu app is downloaded in their mobiles for the safety of their subordinate employees. Arogya Setu app is used for self-protection as it provides information on the possible transmission of the disease.
Essential services: Hospital, Medical stores, essential commodities factories, their raw material supplier shops, IT hardware materials, packaging goods, food processing like bread factory, flour mill etc, can be started following timing for the staffs.
Domestic Maids: A person living outside the containment zone can go to work as a domestic maid if the owner allows. They have to follow Corona preventive measures like wearing a mask, using hand sanitizer etc.
Senior Citizens: Services of caretaker, helper, nurse, driver, maid allowed for senior citizens. They have to follow Corona preventive measures like wearing a mask, using hand sanitizer etc
Newspaper distribution: Newspaper can be distributed if the buyer wants. The person distributing newspaper has to wear a mask, use hand sanitizer. Electronic media, cable service will continue.
Financial services: Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and other institutions under its control can function with minimum staffs. Banks, ATM, insurance companies allowed to open.
E-commerce/courier: Home delivery of goods can be done by e-commerce companies. Courier services allowed.
IT/ITeS sector: IT, ITeS companies can work with 50 % staffs. Those engaged in call centre, data service have to work with minimum staffs.
Food services: Parcel of food allowed. Dining in restaurants not allowed.
Construction Work – Sites where workers are staying allowed to work as per PMC permission like Pune Metro, construction sites etc
Street Vendors – Except the following roads, street vendors can do business on other roads from 9 am to 5 pm. There should be a gap of 10 meters between two vendors. They have to wear a mask, hand gloves. However vendors not allowed on Shivaji Road, Bajirao Road, Solapur Road, Hadapsar- Gadital-Magarpatta Chowk, Fursungi road, Saswad Road, Pune-Satara Road, Nagar Road, Airport road (via Yerwada Jail), Sinhagad Road, Jangli Maharaj (JM) Road, Fergusson College (FC) Road, Ganeshkhind Road, Paud Road, Dhayari Phata to Dhayari last bus stop.
Security services – All security offices providing services to private companies and housing societies are allowed to open.
General instructions: Wearing of face cover is compulsory in all public and workplaces. Spitting in public and workplaces shall be punishable with a fine. Social distancing shall be followed by all persons in public places and transport. Marriage related gathering shall ensure social distancing and the maximum number of guests allowed shall not be more than 50.
Funeral/last rites related gathering shall ensure social distancing and the maximum number of guests allowed shall not be more than 20. Consumption of liquor, paan, tobacco, etc in public places is not allowed. Shops (including liquor shops) will ensure a minimum of 6 feet distance among customers and shall not allow more than 5 persons at the shop.
Staggering of work/business hours shall be followed in offices, workplaces, shops, markets and industrial & commercial establishments. Provision for thermal scanning, hand wash, sanitizer will be made at all entry and exit points and common areas. Frequent sanitization of entire workplace, common facilities and all points which come into human contact e.g. door handles etc., shall be ensured, including between shifts. All persons in charge of workplaces shall ensure social distancing through the adequate distance between workers, adequate gaps between shifts, staggering the lunch breaks of staff, etc.
National Directives for COVID 19 Management
1) Face coverings — wearing of face cover is compulsory in public places, in workplaces and during transport.
2) Social distancing — individuals must maintain a minimum distance of 6 feet (2 Gaz Ki doori) in public places. Shops will ensure physical distancing among customers and will not allow more than five persons at one time.
3) Gatherings — large public gatherings/congregations continue to remain prohibited. Marriage related gatherings — Number of guests not to exceed 50. Funeral / last rites related gatherings — number of persons not to exceed 20.
4) Spitting in public places will be punishable with fine, as may be prescribed by the concerned authority in accordance with its laws, rules or regulations.
5) Consumption of liquor, Pan, tobacco, etc in public places is prohibited.
Additional directives for workplaces.
6) Work from home (WFH) — as far as possible the practice of WFH should be followed. Staggering of work/business hours will be followed in offices, workplaces, shops, markets and industrial & commercial establishments.
7) Screening and hygiene — provision for thermal scanning, hand wash and sanitizer will be made at all entry and exit points and common areas.
8) Frequent sanitization of entire workplace, common facilities and all points which come into human contact e.g. door handles etc. will be ensured, including between shifts.
9) Social distancing — all persons in charge of workplaces will ensure the adequate distance between workers, adequate gaps between shifts, staggering the lunch breaks of staff, etc.
Any person violating these measures will be liable to be proceeded against as per the provisions of Section 51 to 60 of the Disaster Management Act 2005 besides legal action under section 188 of the IPC and other legal provisions as applicable.