Lockdown Restrictions - All you need to know

Lockdown restrictions
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Delhi entered in ‘Yellow alert’ enforced by Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP) in the city as Covid and Omicron cases rose over 0.5 per cent on two consecutive days. Delhi government on Tuesday announced a few restrictions to reduce the spread of the virus.

• Colour-Coded action plan

Colour-coded restrictions will be imposed based on three parameters: 

Positivity rate on two consecutive days, 

Cumulative active cases over a week

Occupancy of oxygen beds in hospitals.

 According to the colour coded action plan, essential goods and services will be allowed to open during all four levels of alerts.

• Indicators For Levels Of Alert

Level 1 Yellow Alert – More than 0.5% positivity rate in two consecutive days

Level 2 Amber Alert – More than 1% positivity rate in two consecutive days

Level 3 Orange Alert – More than 2% positivity rate in two consecutive days

Level 4 Red Alert – More than 5% positivity rate in two consecutive days

• List Of Restrictions On Activities In NCT Of Delhi During different levels of alerts

 Yellow Alert

Night curfew will come into effect under which movement of people will be restricted between 10 pm and 5 am.

Bars, spas, Restaurants to operate with 50 per cent capacity.

Shops, malls with non-essential services or goods will remain open from 10 AM to 8 PM on an odd-even basis.

All construction activities are allowed 

Delhi Metro and public transport buses will run with 50% seating capacity, but no standing passengers.

Only 2 persons are allowed in autos and taxis.

Sports complexes, stadiums, multiplexes theatres will close

Only one weekly market will be allowed per day per zone (up to 50% of the allowed vendors at normal time)

Private offices allowed to function up to 50% attendance between 9 AM to 5 PM

Gyms and yoga centres will also shut.

School/ Colleges/ Institutes /Libraries are also closed

Industrial establishments, e-commerce, barbershops, salons, beauty parlours are allowed to operate

Amber Alert

Restaurants and bars will close, but home delivery and takeaway will be permitted. 

Shops, malls will remain open from 10 AM to 6 PM on an odd-even basis. Food courts/ restaurants/ eateries/ food stalls/ cafe shall remain closed.

All construction activities are allowed 

Barber shops, salons, beauty parlours are not allowed to operate.

Metro will be allowed at 33 per cent capacity, while buses will run with 50% seating capacity

Only one weekly market will be allowed per day per zone (up to 50% of the allowed vendors at normal time)

Private offices allowed to function up to 50% attendance between 9 AM to 5 PM

School/ Colleges/ Institutes /Libraries are also closed.

The inter-state movement allowed up to 50% of the seating capacity of a bus. No standing passengers are allowed. 

Orange Alert

Weekend curfew on the movement of a person from 10 PM of Friday till 5 AM on Monday.

Delhi Metro, malls and markets will close, except shops dealing with essential goods.

Buses will operate with 50 per cent seating capacity only with passengers engaged in essential activities

The inter-state movement allowed up to 50% of the seating capacity of a bus. No standing passengers are allowed. 

Delivery of essential items like medicines or health equipment will be allowed through e-commerce.

Only those construction activities are allowed where laborer’s residing onsite

Only those offices falling under the exempted category are allowed.

Red Alert

 There will be a total curfew on the movement of people.

At marriages and funeral-related gatherings, only 15 people are allowed.

Manufacturing units of essential commodities are allowed.

Restaurants are allowed only for home delivery/takeaway of food items.