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Health guidelines to be followed from Oct. 16 -31 issued

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The Health Ministry today issued a new set of guidelines to be followed by the public from October 16 to 31.

According to the new guidelines, interprovincial travel restrictions are to continue until October 21 with exemptions for essential activities while all non-essential travel is not permitted from 11 pm- 4 am daily.

All public gatherings and parties are also not allowed until further notice.

Public and shared transport should be non-air-conditioned and windows should be opened while only seated passengers are allowed in public transport.

When it comes to holding weddings, weddings can be held with a maximum of 25% of the usual capacity, not exceeding 50 persons while 75 persons are allowed when the function is held outside.

Funerals should be held within 24hrs of releasing the dead body with 20 attendees.

Meanwhile, preschools are allowed with 50 per cent of capacity while tuition classes are not allowed. Universities will commence functions as per guidelines.

No collective activities or gatherings are allowed at religious places while relevant guidelines will be issued on special occasions accordingly.

Cinemas and theatres will be allowed to operate from October 21 with 25 per cent of the seating capacity while gyms are also permitted to operate with a maximum of 30% of the capacity, not exceeding 10 persons. (Sheain Fernandopulle)


  Comments - 14

  • Namal Friday, 15 October 2021 11:31 PM

    It is invitation another wave

    Padeniya Saturday, 16 October 2021 08:23 AM

    You are not invited!!

    Joshuwa Friday, 15 October 2021 11:32 PM

    Not convincing

    guiding star Saturday, 16 October 2021 12:02 AM

    social distancing at liquor outles refuced from 1 meter to 1 foot. arrack consumption max 1 ltr. p.

    Ram Saturday, 16 October 2021 02:54 AM

    Hotel get-together rules not mentioned. Small and medium parties with 10 and more guests

    Rex Saturday, 16 October 2021 05:33 AM


    sandeep ganeshan Saturday, 16 October 2021 06:48 AM

    Even though the higher authority implement the adhere, in reality no one is interested to follow specially public transportation.

    Sivaponniah Saturday, 16 October 2021 07:35 AM

    Bullshit guidelines for the poor only. All big guys are travelling freely with no restrictions and no health guidelines followed. This is a jokers guideline.

    Bhatiya Siriwardena Saturday, 16 October 2021 08:34 AM

    Good! Open gradually, that's the way forward.

    Upali Saturday, 16 October 2021 08:55 AM

    With the allow of weddings expect another wave because as a person myself been residing next to a wedding hall I have my own awareness of what is happening in weddings against health guidelines.

    SINGLISH GERIATRIC Saturday, 16 October 2021 09:05 AM


    Terrence Saturday, 16 October 2021 10:21 AM

    Where is your voice and equity in following health regulations when it comes to govt sponsored activities as in the recent commemorations

    Indraji Saturday, 16 October 2021 10:49 AM

    Where are these guidelines published for the general public to read?

    ajith Saturday, 16 October 2021 11:28 AM

    and what about picketing, street protests and political gatherings

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