Sri Lanka reaches pandemic Alert Level 3.




  • On 25 November, the National Operation Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPO) Task Force shared that the country’s pandemic level is at Level 3.The Task Force will continue to review the status quo, new developments and emergency measures in response to reported cases.
  • On 3 November, the Ministry of Health released instructions on alert levels in COVID-19 country response and permitted functions. All activities would have to comply with the requirements stated in the guidelines. At alert level 3,
  • Only 2 people are permitted to go out unless engaged in essential services/permitted work.
  • Public transport is allowed to function with 75% seating capacity (bus/train).
  • Government offices and private sector offices are allowed to operate with minimum number of staff required. Others shall work from home where feasible.
  • Grocery is permitted to operate with a maximum of 50% of the total number customers that could accommodate in the space available.
  • All schools, tuition classes, higher education centres including universities shall be closed.
  • No public gathering, parties, events are allowed.
  • Restaurant is allowed to provide dine in service with a maximum of 50% of the total seating capacity at a given time adhering to the instructions given. Take away and delivery services are allowed.