Whereas, the prevailing COVID 19 situation in the State has been reviewed again. Though State has been witnessing a declining trend in the number of daily cases and positivity rate, there is a need for a continued focus on the five-fold strategy of test-track-treat-vaccination and adherence to COVID-appropriate behavior for effective management of COVID-19 and to prevent any potential rise especially during the ensuing festival season.
1. Night curfew will continue to be imposed with revised timing from 10 pm to 5 am in the State as per the existing guidelines with effect from 25.09.2021.
2. Cinema halls/multiplexes/theatres/ranga Mandira stand auditoriums and similar places permitted to operate with 100% of its seating capacity from October 1st, 2021 strictly adhering to COVID appropriate behavior in districts having COVID test positivity rate (TPR) of less than 1%. For districts having TPR greater than 1%, the existing arrangement of 50% seating capacity will continue. The entry to such places will be restricted only to the persons who have been at least vaccinated once.
Pregnant women and the elderly are advised not to visit these places. Thermal screening should be done at the entry. All the places including restrooms mentioned abo should be sanitized after every show. Hand sanitizer at entry and strategic places should be provided by the organizers.
3. Pubs permitted to operate strictly adhering to COVID 19 appropriate behavior from 3.10.2021
4. Class from 6th to 12th std permitted to operate for 5 days a week with full strength in districts having test positivity rate less than 1%.
Intensive sanitization must be done on Saturdays and Sundays for such schools. In the districts that have a greater than a 1% test positivity rate, the existing arrangement will continue.
Further, strict surveillance at the border posts set up by the districts adjoining Kerala and Maharashtra States shall continue as per the prevailing guidelines issued by the Department of Health and Family Welfare. (RTPCR negative certificate less than 72 hours for anyone coming from Maharashtra)