Haryana

HARYANA ISSUES DIRECTIONS TO ENSURE SOCIAL DISTANCING ON OPENING OF MARKETS AND SHOPS TILL MAY 31

May 23, 2020 09:32 PM

Chandigarh (Face2News)

Haryana Government has issued directions regarding 'Standard Operating Procedure' to ensure social distancing while opening of markets/shops within the Municipal limits up to May 31, 2020 for the convenience of shopkeepers and public across the state. Instructions have been given to strictly follow the instructions issued by the Urban Local Bodies Department.

Giving information about the same, an official spokesperson said that there is no requirement of weekly off as the markets are to be opened on maximum 50% limit on daily basis. Barber shops, salons, beauty parlours etc. shall provide services with complete safety precautions, disinfection and sanitization after each service. Mithai shops are not allowed to serve sweets/food inside the shop to the customers.

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Giving detailed information about the relaxation of opening of barber shop, salon and beauty parlor, etc., the spokesperson said that according to the instructions issued by the Urban Local Bodies a person with fever, cold, cough and throat pain shall not be allowed inside and persons without face masks (clients and staff) shall not be allowed inside. He said that Hand sanitizers shall be made available at entry and all staff shall wear face mask, head cover and apron at all times and compulsorily.

The customers can take away packed items and the facility of home delivery can also be provided to the customers, he added. Marriage/Banquet Halls can be opened with a maximum number of fifty guests at any time. However, they have to obtain prior permission for organizing marriage function in their premises from the Deputy Commissioner or any other officer authorized by him, he said.

Detailed information for Barber Shop, Salon and Beauty Parlour:  Giving detailed information about the relaxation of opening of barber shop, salon and beauty parlor, etc., the spokesperson said that according to the instructions issued by the Urban Local Bodies a person with fever, cold, cough and throat pain shall not be allowed inside and persons without face masks (clients and staff) shall not be allowed inside. He said that Hand sanitizers shall be made available at entry and all staff shall wear face mask, head cover and apron at all times and compulsorily.

He said that disposable towel/paper sheet shall be used for each client and all equipments shall be sanitized after each use on a client using 7% Lysol for 30 minutes. It is advised to have multiple sets while one set is disinfected and other can be used, he said.

He said that staff should sanitise their hands after every haircut/shave etc. Appointments or token system to be adopted to stagger client's entry and adequate spacing (at least 1 metre) shall be maintained for seating. All common areas, floors, lifts, lounge area, staircase and handrails must be disinfected with 1% sodium hypochlorite solution (minimum twice daily). Carpets and floor area shall be cleaned frequently, said the spokesperson.

He said that sharp waste which includes blades, disposable razors etc. shall be collected in puncture proof, leak proof white container with 1% sodium hypochlorite solution. The container once 3/4th filled shall be handed over separately to municipalities for further disposal by designated bio-hazardous waste disposal agency.

The spokesperson said that all staff and helpers shall be educated to use face masks and cough etiquette, if they are found to be symptomatic for COVID 19, they shall be immediately referred to health department. They shall not enter the premises till complete recovery. Posters to be displayed at the entrance about cough etiquette and social distancing, he added.

Detailed information about opening of Marriage-Banquet Hall : The spokesman further informed that marriage/banquet halls can be opened with a maximum number of fifty guests at any time. However, they have to obtain prior permission for organizing marriage function in their premises from the Deputy Commissioner or any other officer authorized by him, he said.

The spokesperson said that every marriage/banquet hall owner shall deploy guards at the entry point with sanitizers and thermal scanner. It shall be ensured that no person is allowed to enter without thermal scanning, sanitization and mask. The owner shall also ensure frequent sanitization of all points which come into human contact e.g., door handles etc. Parking of vehicles shall be managed in such manner so that proper social distancing is maintained. He said that all staff and helpers shall use face masks, gloves etc. during the whole function period. The owners shall ensure display of posters at the entrance about cough etiquette and social distancing, he added.

He further said the necessary prior permission for the event, travel passes shall be obtained from Deputy Commissioner or any other officer authorized by him. He said that every marriage function shall be conducted in a suitable public place with good natural ventilation. No central air conditioning is to be used.

He said that person from containment zone shall not be allowed to attend this function. Sanitizers at the entry and at appropriate places shall be provided. Thermal screening of all persons shall be conducted at entry of the venue. The scanner should be held 3-15 centimeters away from the person's forehead, he added.

He said that if anyone found having fever (37.50 C or 99.50 F), cold, cough, difficulty in breathing shall not be permitted to attend the function and immediately referred to seek medical advice. All persons shall wear face mask compulsorily. All persons shall maintain physical distance more than 1 meter. Hand wash, soap and water at wash rooms shall be provided. Consumption of liquor, paan, gutkha, tobacco, etc is not allowed. The venue shall be maintained clean and hygienic and spitting in public places is prohibited, the spokesperson added.

The spokesperson said that a Nodal Person shall be identified for overseeing the arrangements and coordination at the venue by the owner. He said that a list of attendees of the marriage with contact details has to be maintained. All guests should have downloaded Arogya Setu app on their mobile.

 
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