Unlock 4.0: What Is Allowed & What Isn’t In Odisha; Know The Activities Permitted From Sept 21

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Monday issued guidelines for Unlock 4.0 from September 1.

According to the notification issued by the Special Relief Commissioner, these establishments and activities will remain closed till September 30.

1. Religious places/ places of worship for the public.

2. International air travel of passengers, except as permitted by Ministry of Home Affairs.

3. Cinema halls, swimming pools, entertainment complexes, theatres, auditoriums, assembly halls and similar places.

4. Social, political, sports, entertainment, academic, cultural, religious functions and other large congregations will not be allowed.

5. Schools, colleges, universities, and other educational institutions will remain closed till the end of Puja vacations.

However, open-air theatres and similar places will be permitted to open from September 21, it said.

These activities, however, are permitted:

1. Exams and evaluations, along with other administrative activities.

2. Online/ distance learning will continue and will be encouraged.

3. School and Mass Education Department/ Higher Education Department may permit up to 50 per cent of teaching and non-teaching staff to be called to the schools at a time for online teaching/tele-counselling and related work, in areas outside the containment zones only from September 21.

4. Skill or Entrepreneurship training will be permitted in National Skill Training Institutes, Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs), Short term training centres registered with National Skill Development Corporation or State Skill Development Missions or other Ministries of Government of India or State Governments. National Institute for Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development (NIESBUD), Indian Institute of Entrepreneurship (llE) and their training providers will also be permitted.

These will be permitted with effect from September 21, for which SOP will be issued by MoHFW. Skill Development & Technical Education Department will issue necessary order/guideline in this regard.

Higher Education Institutions only for research scholars (Ph.D.) and post-graduate students of technical and professional programmes requiring laboratory/ experimental works. These will be permitted the Department of Higher Education (DHE) in consultation with MHA, based on the assessment of the situation, and keeping in view incidence of COVID-19 in the States/UTs.

“Activities that are not specifically prohibited/ regulated/ restricted above are allowed subject to adherence to safety and health protocols and SOPs/ guidelines issued by appropriate authorities,” the notification added.




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