Days after the Union Home Ministry issued a new set of guidelines for ‘Unlock 4.0’, allowing significant relaxations, several states started coming up with their own set of rules for September. The Centre gave nod for the eventual resumption of metro services from September 7, and the return of up to 50 per cent of teaching and non-teaching staff to schools outside containment zones from September 21. In the fourth stage of the government’s phase-wise post-coronavirus lockdown reopening, states will no longer be permitted to impose lockdowns outside containment zones without the Centre’s permission.Interestingly, while cinema halls, swimming pools and other recreational spaces will remain closed, the government has permitted the reopening of open air theatres. Here is a full list of state wise guidelines for Unlock 4.0
Unlock 4: Haryana guidelines
The Haryana government on Sunday withdrew its order to keep markets in urban areas closed on Monday and Tuesday. Haryana’s home-cum-health minister Anil Vij announced on Sunday that the state government is withdrawing its lockdown order in view of the Unlock 4.0 guidelines that forbid any form of lockdown, barring in containment zones, without permission from the Centre.
Unlock 4: Tamil Nadu Guidelines
The Tamil Nadu government has announced several relaxations starting September, including no ‘complete lockdown’ across the state, scrapping of e-pass system within districts and opening of all places of worship. However, an e-pass is compulsory for those coming in from other states via train, flight or road.
All places of worship to be allowed to open until 8 PM.
District buses (both Pvt and govt) and buses in Chennai to resume from September 1.
Shopping malls, large stores, factories and IT parks, private sector and government offices can function with 100% staff.
Tea stalls and restaurants can function from 6 am-8 pm. They can remain open until 9 PM for takeaways.
Clubs, hotels that offer accommodation, resorts, etc can function with adequate SOPs.
All parks and playgrounds will be open to physical and sports training. Spectators won’t be allowed in playgrounds.
Entry for tourists to Hill stations such as Yercaud and Nilgiris, Kodaikanal based on e-pass from District Collector.
Cinema shooting with 75 persons on set.
Limited inter-state trains until Sept 15; Chennai airport would be allowed to receive 50 flights a day.
Unlock 4: Karnataka Guidelines
Bengaluru Metro will resume operations from September 7 after a hiatus of five-month since the same were suspended due to the coronavirus-induced lockdown, an order issued by the Karnataka government confirmed on Monday. However, operations will be allowed only “in a graded manner.” Meanwhile, the order clarified that the schools, colleges, educational and coaching institutions across Karnataka will continue to remain closed with no regular class activity up to September 30.
Bengaluru metro to resume operations from September 7 in a graded manner.
Schools/colleges/educational and coaching institutions to remain closed till Sept 30.
Lockdown in containment zones shall remain in force till Sept 30.
Students of classes 9 to 12 will be permitted to visit their schools on a voluntary basis.
No cinema halls, pools, theatres; open-air theatres to open from Sept 21.
Marriage-related gatherings permitted only with maximum 50 guests.
No mandatory quarantine for 14 days for people coming in from other states.
Unlock 4: West Bengal Guidelines
The West Bengal government on Monday announced guidelines to unlock the state in the fourth phase. Complete lockdown will be imposed across West Bengal on September 7, 11 and 12 to contain the spread of COVID-19, Chief Secretary Rajiva Sinha said on Monday.
Schools/colleges, cinema halls, swimming pools, parks to remain closed till the end of September.
Lockdown extended till September 30 in containment zones.
Kolkata Metro to resume services from Sept 8 in a graded manner.
Unlock 4: Maharashtra Guidelines
Announcing ‘Unlock 4’ guidelines, the Maharashtra government announced significant easing of restrictions, including lifting restrictions on inter-district movement of persons and goods and raising attendance in its offices. Hotels and lodges will be allowed to operate at 100 per cent capacity from September 2, but schools, colleges, cinema halls and swimming pools will continue to remain closed till September 30.
chools, colleges, educational and coaching institutions will remaim closed till 30th Sept, 2020.
Online or distance learning shall continue to be permitted and shall be encouraged.
Cinema halls, swimming pools, entertainment parks, theatres(including in malls), bars, auditorium halls continue to remain close.
International air travel of passengers, except as permitted by MHA to remain close.
Metro Rail to remain closed
Social/political/sports/entertainment/academic/ culture/religious functions and other large gatherings to remain prohibited.
All essential shops allowed to remain open.
Liquor shop allowed to open
Non essential shops allowed to open as per relaxation guidelines
Hotels and lodges allowed to operate at 100 percent capacity.
Private offices may operate upto 30 percent strength as per requirement.
Inter-district travel is now allowed and no e-pass will be required.
Unlock 4: Rajasthan Guidelines
The Rajasthan government, in its Unlock 4 guidelines issued on Monday, said that the lockdown in the state will continue in the containment zones till September 30 and no relaxation of any kind would be permitted in these zones.
Schools, colleges, educational and coaching institutions will remain closed till September 30. Online/distance learning shall continue to be permitted and shall be encouraged.
Open air theatres will be permitted to open from September 21 in Rajasthan. However, cinema halls, swimming pools, entertainment halls and other such places will remain closed. Interstate and intrastate travel of people and movement of goods will be allowed from Tuesday.
Metro Rail will be allowed to operate from September 7 and SOP will be issued by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs.
Social, political and cultural gatherings with a ceiling of 50 people will be permitted with effect from September 21 with mandatory wearing of masks, social distancing, provision for thermal scanning and hand wash.
Small "puja" sites (temples, mosques and Gurudwaras) will open from September 7 in rural areas outside the containment zones, but social distancing of six feet and face masks will be required.
For marriages, permission has to be taken from the sub-divisional magistrate and not more than 50 people can gather. Not more than 20 persons are allowed to attend a funeral till September 21 after which a ceiling of 50 persons will apply