Kolkata:- An online press conference was held by Chief Security West Bengal and informed in respect of directives on the basis of containment approach under Disaster Management Act 2005 read with West Bengal Epidemic Disease, Covid-19 Regulations 2020, following exemptions/clarifications are notified for information and compliance:-
- Retail shops in addition to those already notified to be allowed to a degree in the below mentioned time frame vide earlier orders shall also be allowed to remain open from 12 noon -3 pm
- Operations in lT & ITES sector shall be allowed with 10% of total strength to enable backend and maintenance works from 12 noon -3 pm.
- Construction activities and operations in industries & manufacturing units will be allowed with onsite staff and workers only i.e. where staff and workers reside at the worksite and provided the staff and workers are vaccinated for COVID- 19. Employers shall give a prior intimation to the concerned District Magistrates regarding the compliance on the vaccination status of the staff and workers.
Wearing of masks, maintenance of physical distancing, and health & hygiene protocols must be followed at all times.
Management bodies/owners/supervisors of such activities and workplaces shall be responsible for the provisioning of all COVID safety measures and for compliance with stated directives and COVID appropriate norms.
All outdoor activities including movement of people and vehicles shall continue to be prod ibited between 9PM to 5AM upto 15/06/2021 except for health services, law and order, essential commodities including agricultural produce and other emergency services.
District administration, police commissioners and local authorities shall ensure strict compliance with the above-mentioned directives. Any violation of the aforesaid restriction measures will be liable to be proceeded against as per the provisions of Disaster Act, 2005 and under the Indian Penal Code.