Here are the guidelines issued for Unlock 4.0



MHA announced that they will remain closed till September 30. However, from September 21, a limited number of teaching and non-teaching staff may be called back to schools outside containment zones, and senior students of classes 9 to 12 will be permitted to visit their classrooms to clear their doubts.

Permitted and prohibited activities during ‘Unlock 4.0’ :-


Unlock 4.0 guidelines: What’s allowed?


Metro services will resume from September 7, 2020 in a graded manner.

Social/ academic/ sports/ entertainment/ cultural/ religious/ political functions and other congregations will be permitted with a ceiling of 100 people. However, strict measures — including mandatory wearing of face masks, social distancing and thermal scanning provisions — will have to be observed.

Open air theatres will be allowed to reopen from September 21, 2020

States/Union Territories may permit upto 50% of teaching and non-teaching staff to return to schools from September 21 for online teaching-related work in areas outside containment zones.

Students from classes 9 to 12 from schools outside containment zones will be permitted to visit their faculty to clear doubts on a voluntary basis from September 21.

No restrictions will be imposed on inter-state and intra-state movement of people and goods. No separate permission or e-permits will be needed for such movement.


Unlock 4.0 guidelines: What’s not allowed


Schools, colleges, educational and coaching institutions will remain closed for students till September 30. Online/distance learning will continue.

States and union territories will not be permitted to enforce lockdowns outside containment zones without the Centre’s permission.

Cinema halls, swimming pools, entertainment parks, theatres and other such places will remain closed.

International air travel, other than what is permitted by MHA, remains suspended.

Elderly people over the age of 65 and young children below 10 years of age, have been advised to stay at home. They should venture out only for essential and health purposes, the MHA has said.

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