Pune: PMC Releases New Lockdown Guidelines For September; Know What Is Allowed, Not Allowed

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Pune, September 3, 2020: The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has issued fresh guidelines for September in the backdrop of Coronavirus pandemic. Wearing a mask and maintaining social distance is compulsory when going out of the home.

Protection of vulnerable persons:- Persons above 65 years of age, persons with co-morbidities, pregnant women and children below the age of 10 years are advised to stay at home, except for essential and health purposes.

Activities to remain prohibited until September 30:

1) Schools, colleges, educational and coaching institutions will remain closed till 30 September 2020. Online/distance learning shall continue to be permitted and shall be encouraged. 

2) Cinema halls, swimming pools, entertainment parks, theatres (including that in malls and market complexes), bars, auditoriums, assembly halls and similar places. 

3) International Air travel of passengers, except as permitted by MHA. 

4) Metro Rail. 

5) Social /political/ Sports/ entertainment/ academic/ cultural/ religious functions and other large congregations. 

6) All religious places, programs.

7) Restaurants/canteen for dining (except those in hospitals, airport, railway station, bus stand, government offices)

Containment Zones: From time to time containment zones wherein only essential services shops will be allowed to open and there will be a restriction on the movement of people.   

The following activities will be allowed to operate from 2 September 2020:-

i. All non-essential shops will be allowed to continue as per relaxations and guidelines issued from time to time. Liquor shops will continue to operate.  

ii. Hotels and lodges will be allowed to operate at 100% capacity. Separate SOP will be issued for necessary precautions to be taken while operating these establishments. 

iii. All State Governments offices (excluding Emergency, health & Medical, treasuries, disaster management, police, NIC, Food & Civil Supply, FCI, N.Y.K., Municipal Services) to work with the following strength 

a) Group A and Group B Officers at 100% strength in the entire State of Maharashtra. 

b) The staff other than Group A and Group B officers: 30% strength or minimum 30 employees whichever is more  

Vigilance Officer will be appointed in every office for ensuring the norms like social distancing, face coverings, etc. to avoid the spread of Covid-19. Further, it will be ensured that every office will be equipped with necessary measures of Screening and Hygiene like thermal scanning, hand wash and sanitizers at all entry and exit points and common areas. Masks shall also be made available for employees. Aarogya Setu App is mandatory.

All private offices may operate up to 30% strength as per requirement. However, all the employers will take sensitization programs to educate the employees to take adequate precautions on returning home so that vulnerable group especially the elderly is not affected. A Vigilance Officer will be appointed in every office for ensuring the norms like social distancing, face coverings, etc. to avoid the spread of Covid-19. Staggering of office timings should be encouraged and only work-related movement will be allowed. Aarogya Setu App is mandatory.

There shall be no restriction on Inter-District movement of persons and goods including those for cross land-border trade under Treaties with the neighbouring countries. No separate permission/approval / e-permit will be required for the vehicles and the persons travelling therein for such movements. 

There will be no restriction on outdoor physical activities.

Movement of people in all public and private transport is allowed in the following manner: 

Taxi/Cab/aggregator – Driver + 3 

Rickshaw – Driver + 2 

Four Wheeler – Driver + 3 

Two-wheeler – 1 + 1 with helmet and mask. 

Wearing of mask shall be compulsory while travelling. 

The movement of persons for non-essential activities will be carried out with all necessary prescribed mandatory precautions of wearing masks, social distancing and personal hygiene.  

Read PMC Guidelines Order in Marathi