Tue, 25 Jan 2022 Today's Paper

Health Ministry issues revised health guidelines

23 April 2021 06:30 pm - 5     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

A A A

The Health Ministry today issued revised health guidelines to be followed by the general public until May 31.

These guidelines are supported by the previous guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health on relaxation of public activities in response to COVID 19.

The Ministry said the COVID 19 situation in the country is subject to change from time to time and the level of activity permitted and number of people engaged in these functions will need to change.

Moreover, the Ministry has introduced an alert level system based on an understanding of public and work settings in Sri Lanka. Four levels of alert are identified in Sri Lanka based on following:

Alert level 1- Cases reported are only those coming from outside the country (detected in quarantine); no clusters

Alert level 2- One cluster of cases

Alert level 3- Several clusters in different districts

Alert level 4- Cases are appearing with no connection to any cluster - Community transmission

 According to the current epidemiological situation after the New Year, some restrictions need to be imposed to reduce the risk of transmission. Sri Lanka is currently at alert level 3.

Several important guidelines are as follows,

Only two persons per household are permitted to go outside unless engaged in essential services.

The public transport - Only allowed to transport seated passengers of the bus/train

Private taxi service - The maximum number of passengers is limited to two for cars and trishaws while for other types of vehicles, it is limited to transport seated passengers only.

Private sector offices - With minimum number of staff required. Others to work from home where feasible.

According to the new guidelines, the schools and preschools are allowed with 50 percent of capacity while tuition classes are not allowed. Universities will remain closed.

When it comes to holding of weddings, they can be held with a maximum of 150 guests adhering to the instructions given.

Public gatherings, parties are also not allowed under the revised guidelines.

In addition, spas, day rooms and home stays will be closed while hotels, rest houses and guest houses can be operated with a maximum of 50 percent of the total capacity.

Cinemas and theatres can be operated with a maximum of 25 percent while children’s parks, carnivals, musical shows and beach parties are not allowed under the revised guidelines. (Sheain Fernandopulle)

 

See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.

Sell your vehicle & house fast with hitad.lk only cost is Rs.400, Advertise in Hitad.lk for free to sell your mobile phone. Want to sell your Pet, Advertise for Free in hitad.lk Search for Houses in Sri Lanka and find the best place through Hitad.lk find your best tuition place. Find the best partner for you, visit hitad.lk Find anything at any time hitad.lk.

  Comments - 5

See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.

Sell your vehicle & house fast with hitad.lk only cost is Rs.400, Advertise in Hitad.lk for free to sell your mobile phone. Want to sell your Pet, Advertise for Free in hitad.lk Search for Houses in Sri Lanka and find the best place through Hitad.lk find your best tuition place. Find the best partner for you, visit hitad.lk Find anything at any time hitad.lk.

  • friend Friday, 23 April 2021 06:42 PM

    Sri Lankans , Look What's happening in Modi's India. Don't expect anything from the government. Save your own lives

    Angry Srilankan Expat Friday, 23 April 2021 06:53 PM

    These restrictions and measures should have been put before the new year, not now. I don’t know why SL people/politicians don’t have common sense.

    Lankas Friday, 23 April 2021 08:06 PM

    Common sense has no sense in SL.... Please stay where ever you are..

    Sadie Friday, 23 April 2021 07:35 PM

    Even with guidelines and restrictions no one follows and no one monitors...the government doesn’t care nor most of the people. Super markets take on lot of people they forget to keep distance .. Sri Lankan’s don’t know the meaning of social distancing or keeping physical distance However the villages are having better control by PHI’s who seems to be keeping track We don’t have the vaccine .. our lives are at risk and we have very little control except to stay home and isolate forever

    Sambo Friday, 23 April 2021 08:05 PM

    The problem is the majority of our people are uneducated. Un education is a time bomb. They do not respect the law and do not heed to guide lines. No point how much the authorities may try to educate them.


Add comment

Comments will be edited (grammar, spelling and slang) and authorized at the discretion of Daily Mirror online. The website also has the right not to publish selected comments.

Reply To:

Name - Reply Comment




See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.

Sell your vehicle & house fast with hitad.lk only cost is Rs.400, Advertise in Hitad.lk for free to sell your mobile phone. Want to sell your Pet, Advertise for Free in hitad.lk Search for Houses in Sri Lanka and find the best place through Hitad.lk find your best tuition place. Find the best partner for you, visit hitad.lk Find anything at any time hitad.lk.