Thiruvananthapuram: As per the latest COVID-19 guidelines issued by the Kerala government, hotels and resorts can accommodate guests in bio bubble environment. Bio bubble is an isolated safe and secure space designed to minimise the risk of infection. Those who have received at least one dose of vaccine or produces the latest RTPCR negative test report would be allowed inside the bio bubble. Recently bio bubble environment was also used to conduct sports matches
In stores, only one customer will be allowed in 25 sqft in a shop at a time. Children also have permission to enter the stores. The shop owner is responsible to avoid crowding both inside and outside the shop. The vaccination status of the employees and the number of customers allowed inside at a time should be exhibited. The shops should make the necessary arrangements to ensure Covid appropriate behaviour. There would be unannounced inspection by the authorities to check whether the protocols are followed. The police and the local administration will convene meetings of merchants’ association to discuss the guidelines in order to avoid crowding. Home delivery/online orders should be encouraged.
Other significant guidelines:
• People can go out for vaccination, medical emergency, treatment and to buy medicines. They can also go in case of death or wedding of close relatives or in case they have booked tickets in long distance buses/train/aeroplane/ship.
• Public transport is allowed by strictly adhering to pandemic protocols.
• Competitive exams, recruitment, sports trial and university exams could be conducted.
• Public events and social-cultural-political gatherings aren’t allowed.
• The district disaster management authority determines the containment zones. Travelling to or out of the containment zones aren’t allowed unless in emergency situations.
• District collectors should assign sectoral magistrates to make sure that the guidelines are strictly executed. Moreover, rapid response teams should be appointed in ward levels to identify the persons who are primary contacts of the patients and place them under observation including home quarantine.
From Thursday, those who have received at least one dose of vaccine, produces a negative RTPCR test report done within 72 hours or those who had recovered from COVID-19 at least two months ago would be allowed inside banks. The state level bankers’ association has already issued these guidelines. Moreover, the vaccination status and the number of customers allowed inside at a time should be exhibited outside the banks.
For more information
DISHA Helpline – 1056, 104