The National Operations Center for the Prevention of Covid-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO) announced last evening that Sri Lanka’s Director General of Health Services has issued a new set of COVID suppression guidelines that will take effect from May 1st.
Following regulations will come into effect from May 01st in accordance with the Alert Level -3 guidelines issued by the Director General of Health Services to curb the spread of Kovid-19.
01. Conferences / Seminars / Meetings / Brand Launches are banned until 21.05.2021. Thereafter a decision will be made upon reviewing the prevailing Covid situation.
02. Supermarkets, Shoppers Malls, Financial Institutions, Textile Shops and Retail Shops should be operated within 25% of the total customer capacity.
03. Events and Public gathering in closed and open spaces are not permitted.
04. People should not gather at religious places of worship
05. Cinema halls and theaters, children’s parks, swimming pools, pubs and bars, casinos and night clubs, betting centers and spa centers are closed.
06. The occupancy in Hotels, Rest Houses and Guest Houses should be 50% of the total capacity and should not function after 10.00 pm.
07. Carnivals, musical shows, beach parties / festivals are not allowed.
08. Open markets, fairs and bakeries should operate at 25% of the total customer capacity.
09. Courts – Up to 25% of the total capacity is open to the public.
10. Visiting prison inmates is not allowed.
11. Schools, Pre-schools, Universities and Institutes of higher learning, tuition classes will be closed until further notice. Online education can continue,
12. Weddings are not permitted from 04.05.2021 up to 20.05.2021. The decision will be reconsidered upon reviewing after the 20th of May.