New Guidelines for Re-opening has been issued.


  • On 30 September, the new Guidelines for Re-opening has been introduced and all activities shall adhere to the requirements as stipulated in the guidelines from 01 October to 31 October, including
    • All activities in areas outside Containment Zones will be permitted, excluding the following activities with specific requirements
      • State/UT governments may decide on the re-opening of academic institutions, after 15 October 2020, in graded manner. However, online learning/coaching shall be encouraged.
      • Department of Higher Education and Ministry of Education may decide on the timing of the re-opening of colleges/higher education institutions. For research scholars and post graduate students who require to perform laboratory works will be permitted to work from 15 October.
      • Swimming pools will be allowed to operate from 15 October, however, swimming pools can only be used for training of sportsman.
      • Cinemas/theatres/multiplexes will be permitted to operate up to 50% of the total seating capacity, from 15 October.
      • Other facilities and activities, including entertainment parks and similar places, business to business (B2B) exhibitions, will be permitted to operate from 15 October 2020.
      • Social/academic/sports/entertainment/cultural/religious/political-related events which has been permitted with maximum 100 people may be permitted to be conducted more than 100 people after 15 October 2020. However, this will subject to specific conditions.
    • Lockdown remains in force in the Containment Zones until 31 October, 2020 and only essential activities will be allowed, where no movement of people in or out of these zones, except for medical emergencies and for maintaining supply of essential goods and services.
    • The local government may impose restrictions on certain activities outside the Containment Zones, as deemed necessary.


  • For food sector, the food manufacturing activities remain unhampered. Based on the Guidelines, there shall be no restriction on inter-State and intra-State movement of persons and goods. No additional approval/permission will be required for these forms of movements.