Government of India
Ministry of Home Affairs
North Block, New Delhi-110001
Dated 29 June , 2020
Whereas, an Order of even number dated 30.05.2020 was issued for containment of COVID-19 in the country, for a period upto 30.06.2020;
Whereas, in exercise of the powers under section 6(2)(i) of the Disaster Management Act, 2005, National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) has directed the undersigned to issue an order to re-open more activities in a calibrated manner, in areas outside the Containment Zones and to extend the lockdown in Containment Zones upto 31.07.2020;
Now therefore, in exercise of the powers, conferred under Section 10(2)(1) of the Disaster Management Act 2005, the undersigned hereby directs that guidelines on Unlock 2, as annexed, will be in force upto 31.07.2020.
Union Home Secretary and,
Chairman, National Executive Committee (NEC)
Guidelines for Phased Re-opening (Unlock 2)
[As per Ministry of Home Affairs Order No. 40-3/2020-DM-1 (A) dated 29 June, 2020]
1. Activities permitted during Unlock 2 period outside Containment Zones
In areas outside Containment Zones, all activities will be permitted, except the following:
(i) Schools, colleges, educational and coaching institutions will remain closed till 31 July, 2020. Online/ distance learning shall continue to be permitted and shall be encouraged.
Training institutions of the Central and State Governments will be allowed to function from 15 July, 2020, for which Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) will be issued by the Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT).
(ii) International air travel of passengers, except as permitted by MHA.
(iii) Metro Rail.
(iv) Cinema halls, gymnasiums, swimming pools, entertainment parks, theatres, bars, auditoriums, assembly halls and similar places.
(v) Social/ political/ sports/ entertainment/ academic/ cultural/ religious functions and other large congregations.
Dates for re-starting the above activities may be decided separately and necessary SOPs shall be issued for ensuring social distancing and to contain the spread of COVID-19.
Domestic flights and passenger trains have already been allowed in a limited manner. Their operations will be further expanded in a calibrated manner.
2. Night curfew
Movement of individuals shall remain strictly prohibited between 10.00 pm to 5.00 am throughout the country, except for essential activities, including operation of industrial units in multiple shifts, movement of persons and goods on National and State Highways, loading and unloading of cargo and travel of persons to their destinations after disembarking from buses, trains and airplanes. Local authorities shall issue orders, in the entire area of their jurisdiction, under appropriate provisions of law, such as under Section 144 of CrPC, and ensure strict compliance.
3. National Directives for COVID-19 Management National Directives for COVID-19 Management, as specified in Annexure I, shall continue to be followed throughout the country.
4. Lockdown limited to Containment Zones
(1) Lockdown shall continue to remain in force in the Containment Zones till 31 July, 2020.