The state government on Friday said that it will not allow for any big or small Garba events during Navratri. It has however allowed for events that provide people with a space for the public worship of the goddess during Navratri, Dussehra and Diwali. This is, however, subject to certain conditions. The state on Friday evening came out with a detailed guideline of how such an event can be organised.
Here is what you need to follow…
- All events should provide for 6 ft of physical distancing and floor markings allowing for the same.All those who attend the events will have to compulsorily wear a mask covering their nose and mouth at all times.
- Organisers will have to provide for thermal screening.
- Mike, stage, chairs and other props will have to be thoroughly sanitized.
- The facility of hand sanitizer should be provided.
- Spitting and consumption of paan and other chewable forms of tobacco will be banned at such events.
- Citizens over 65 years of age, those younger than 10 years, pregnant women and those suffering from serious ailments should stay away from such events.
- Downloading of Aarogya Setu app is recommended.
- Seating arrangements should also be 6 ft apart.
- If food is provided at such events, it should be in a separate hall where social distancing is maintained. Not more than 50 people will be allowed in such halls.
- First aid and medical facilities should be available at such events.
- In case events are organised at restaurants, banquet halls or community halls only 50% of the said capacity not exceeding 200 people will be allowed.
- In the case of weddings and funerals, gathering of people equal to 50% of the capacity of the seating area but not exceeding 100 people will be allowed.
- All puja associated with all festivals will have to be done inside the house.
- Public pujas are allowed but prior permission of the administration needs to be taken. All conditions will also have to be followed.
- Rallies, melas, exhibitions, Ravan Dahan, Ramleela, Shobha yatra and such continue to remain banned.
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