In Uttarakhand, the state government has approved Ramlila, Durgapuja, Navratri, Dussehra, Eid, Christmas etc. from October to December.


In Uttarakhand, the state government has approved Ramlila, Durgapuja, Navratri, Dussehra, Eid, Christmas etc. from October to December. On Friday, the government released its SOP. The limit of 200 people has been continued. Organizers must strictly follow the rules of masks, thermal scanning and two yards.

According to the SOP, a detailed action plan of any event will have to be prepared for the organizers along with the administration. Restrictions in the Containment Zone will continue as before. In other places the organizers will have to do marking and arrange for thermal scanning, sanitizer to maintain social distance.

Key points of SOP:
– No procession, religious gathering, ceremony will be allowed in the containment zone.
– Advice has been given to event managers, staff, persons over 65 years of age with severe illness, pregnant women, children below 10 years of age.
– Administration will create site plan, will also do crowd management. Must follow the government guidelines.
For more crowded festivals, festivals, special religious festivals etc., crowd management has to be done keeping in mind the rules of social distance.
– A maximum of 200 people were allowed in Unlock-5, this has been continued. Ambulances will have to be arranged for long rallies following social distances.
– Long-term programs such as Ramlila, Puja rituals, fairs, exhibitions etc. will also have to follow the rules of social distance. Conditional and limited entry may be considered.
– Volunteers will be deployed to follow the rules of thermal scanning, sanitization etc.
– Guidelines issued for cinema and theater for staging the play will be followed.
– First place will be marked for any event, social function.
– It has been suggested that monitoring of close circuit cameras can be done to ensure that the rules of social distance, masks etc. are followed.
– Route plan for rallies, religious processions, number of people to attend, site of statue immersion etc. have to be decided.
– For Ramlila, Durga Puja, Dussehra and other events, preparations will have to be made in view of Corona. A detailed plan will have to be made after talking to all concerned.
– Marking will be done to follow social distance, there should be enough space.

It will be the responsibility of the organizers:
In order to repeatedly sanitize the venue, organizers will have to arrange masks for staff etc. to maintain social distance.
– Organizers will have to arrange ticket counters in sufficient numbers. Contact payment will be made as far as possible. Posters, banners etc. will be put up to show prevention measures for corona infection.
– Such room or venue shall be marked at the venue where a person with any symptoms can be kept in confinement.
These will be the rules for the venue
Adequate number of entry and exit will be arranged. There should be adequate arrangement of ventilation.
– Access will be given only when there is a face cover or mask. It will be necessary to follow social distance.
Before entering the religious places, the place of shoes, chappals will be determined for each family separately. People can also take shoes, slippers etc. in their vehicle.
– Sitting plan will be made by following social distance or two yards. Shops, khokhs etc. also have to follow the law of social distance.
– No prohibition of touching idols, holy books etc. in religious places. Only recorded songs will be heard as far as possible. Group songs etc. will be avoided.
Social distance will also have to be followed in community kitchens, langar etc. While cooking, serving, maximum caution must be followed for infection.
– The air condition will be between 24 and 30 degrees.

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