UP govt issues guidelines for reopening religious places, malls, hotels, and restaurants


Uttar Pradesh government has issued guidelines for reopening religious places, malls, hotels, and restaurants which will be opening in the state from Monday. While the majority of the guidelines adhere to those advised by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare state government has put some additional restrictions.

Our correspondent reports that as per the guidelines religious sites will have to follow all instructions by contacting the local administration and Not more than 5 people can gather at a time in a religious place. It will be mandatory to have alcohol-based sanitizers and thermal scanners at the entrance of the religious places.

Only asymptomatic people will get admission. At the same time, it will be mandatory for everyone to wear a mask. It will be mandatory for devotees to leave their shoes and slippers in the car or a slipper stand should be arranged by authorities. ACs can be run, but the temperature should be between 24 to 30 degrees. Touching the statues will not be allowed. Offerings will not be distributed. Group singing will be replaced by records.

For Shopping Malls and Restaurants there is another set of guidelines according to which in Malls, escalators can only be climbed by leaving every alternate step empty and crowded events cannot be held in hotels or restaurants. Food court or restaurants can seat customers at 50% capacity only. CCTVs should be functional. It will be mandatory for every institution to have thermal scanning and alcohol sanitizers