Phased re-opening of all activities in non-containment zones: See what will open when

Written by May 30, 2020 20:40

New Delhi: A day before Lockdown 4.0 ends, the Home Ministry on Saturday issued new guidelines for the phased reopening of all activities outside containment zones.

MHA issues order to further extend the lockdown for two weeks beyond May 4


From June 8, religious places/places of worship for the public, hotels, restaurants, and other hospitality services and shopping malls will open.

MHA said that the Health Ministry will issue Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for these activities in consultation with the central ministries/departments concerned and other stakeholders ensuring social distancing and to contain the spread of COVID-19.


Schools, colleges, educational/ training/ coaching institutions etc will be opened after consultations with states and union territories.

The MHA said the Health Ministry will prepare SOP in this regard in consultation with the central ministries/ departments concerned and other stakeholders for ensuring social distancing and to contain the spread of COVID-19.

phased re-opening of Lockdown


Based on the assessment of the situation, dates for re-starting some other activities will be decided which include ” international air travel of passengers, except as permitted by MHA”.

The other activities for Phase III, based on the assessment of the situation, include metro rail, cinema halls, gymnasiums, swimming pools, entertainment parks, theatres, bars and auditoriums, assembly halls, and similar places and “social/ political/ sports/ entertainment/ academic/ cultural/ religious functions and other large congregations.”

However, night curfew movement of individuals has been redefined and shall remain strictly prohibited between 9.00 pm to 5.00 am.