FAQ: Mumbai Eases Lockdown Rules From 5 Aug – What’s Allowed?

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As the number of fresh COVID-19 cases continues to be above the 1000-mark, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation of Mumbai has allowed the reopening of shopping malls and other market complexes from 5 August.

A number of other relaxations were allowed under the fresh guidelines issued on Monday, 3 August, as a part of Maharashtra 'Begin Again' rules.

So, what exactly is allowed under the new guidelines? Here’s all you need to know.

What are the rules under which malls can operate?

  • Shopping malls and market complexes will be allowed to operate from 9 am to 7 pm from 5 August

  • However, theatres, food courts or restaurants will remain shut

  • Kitchens of restaurants will be allowed in malls where only home delivery via aggregators is done

Is the odd-even scheme for shops in market places still in place?

No, all shops in the market place can remain open from 9 am to 7 pm, including the non-essential shops.

Can I order non-essential items from e-commerce websites?

Yes, delivery of non-essential items by e-commerce websites is allowed from 5 August.

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What does the new guidelines say about office strength?

  • All government offices will function with 15% strength or 15 people – whichever is more

  • Private offices, on the other hand, will operate up to 10% strength or 10 people, whichever is more

Do I still need an e-pass to enter Mumbai?

Yes, you would still need an e-pass to enter Mumbai. However, people will be allowed to go to office or other essential purposes on showing proper identification.

What are the rules for travelling via public/private transport?

The following are the number of people allowed under each category:

  • Taxi, cab aggregator: A driver with three passengers

  • Rickshaw: Two passengers along with the rickshaw rider

  • Four wheeler: A driver and three passengers

  • Two-wheeler: One driver and a passenger with helmet and mask for both

When will the Mumbai local begin to function for general public?

There has been no announcement made in this regard yet.

I would like to play tennis in the local park. Is that allowed?

  • Outdoor non-team sports like Golf courses, outdoor gymnastics, tennis, outdoor badminton will be allowed with physical distancing

  • Swimming pools will not be allowed to operate

Until when will these restrictions remain in place?

These restrictions/relaxations will be in place till 31 August, after which fresh guidelines will be issued.

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