New guidelines to be followed after lifting curfew

New guidelines to be followed after lifting curfew

New guidelines to be followed after lifting curfew

Written by Staff Writer

06 Nov, 2020 | 7:58 pm

COLOMBO (News1st): The health ministry has rolled out a raft of guidelines to be followed by 55 sectors when the curfew is lifted on Monday.

Among the 55 sectors are;

  • Nursing
  • Transport and taxi services
  • Utility services
  • Government offices
  • Personal services
  • Supermarkets
  • Shopping malls
  • Financial institutions and banks
  • Textile shops
  • Agriculture
  • Economic centres
  • Bakeries
  • Street vendors
  • Mobile vendors.

Based on the new guidelines, the health ministry will permit supermarkets and shopping malls to remain open, provided that a distance of 1.5 metres is maintained between individuals.

According to the health ministry, the following facilities will have to remain closed until further notice;

  • Construction sites
  • Schools
  • Universities and higher education institutions
  • Tuition classes
  • Indoor events
  • Outdoor events
  • Public meetings
  • Cinemas
  • Children’s parks
  • Zoos
  • Carnivals
  • Concerts
  • Beach parties
  • Swimming pools
  • Casinos
  • Nightclubs
  • Spas
  • Accommodation facilities

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