HP government issues new gathering guidelines, maximum 50 persons to assemble in open space

Apr 07, 2021 17:01 | Poltics

Orders issued to limit number of people in various gatherings

Keeping in view the spike in Covid-19 cases, the State Executive Committee for management of Covid-19 under the Chairmanship of Chief Secretary has issued orders to limit number of persons in social, academic, sports, entertainment, cultural, religious, political gatherings and other congregations. The orders have been implemented with immediate effect and will remain in force till further orders. 

As per the new orders, the number of persons in open spaces/grounds in areas outside containment zones, keeping the size of the ground/space will be 50 percent of the capacity subject to maximum of 200 persons. In closed spaces in area outside the containment zone, the number of persons allowed would be 50 percent of the hall capacity subject to maximum of 50 persons.

He said that strict observance of social distancing, wearing of face cover/mask, provision of thermal scanning and hand wash or sanitizer would be mandatory in all such venues. He said that organizers would be responsible to ensure compliance of these conditions and other SOPs issued by the government.

The respective District Magistrates/Superintendents of Police will take adequate measures to implement these orders with the support of all the PRIs and ULBs.