In view of the prevailing situation concerning Covid-19, the District Magistrate, East Khasi Hills District has decided to continue with the existing restrictions across the district till November 22 for timings falling between 5 am 11 pm each day.
The order prohibited operation of all cinema halls, swimming pools, theatres, auditorium and similar recreational places, all forms of contact sports, competitive sports, events and spectators in sports grounds and stadia.
However, permission for training etc, as per standard operating procedures of Sports and Youth Affairs Department will be granted after due application to the Office of District Magistrate, East Khasi Hills and satisfaction of all conditions.
The order also prohibited all forms of large public gathering and congregation including social, political, entertainment, academic, cultural etc, without permission from the office of District Magistrate, East Khasi Hills.
The order also prohibits moving in public, work places and during transport without a mask, spitting and consumption of liquor, paan, gutka, tobacco, etc. in public places.
The general instruction of the order states that every individual to mandatorily maintain social distancing of at least six feet, wearing of masks, respiratory etiquette and to strictly follow without fail the various protocols and advisories of the Health and Family Welfare Department at all times.
The public were also directed to strictly comply without fail to the measures mandated for containment areas declared.
Any individual, organisation seeking to organise any function, meeting, ceremony or event may apply to the Office of the District Magistrate, East Khasi Hills District and subject to the ceiling limit of 50 attendees or one third the capacity of the hall or venue whichever is less.
Religious places and places of worship of all faiths are permitted to reopen subject to compliance to the standard operating procedures laid down by the Government in the Notification issued on September 25.
Schools will be permitted to open for activities such as teacher-student counseling, clearing doubts, addressing hard spots, sharing unit, lesson plans, assignments, submission of works, students assessment programme etc, as per guidelines issued on September 17 by the Education Department.
For funeral and last rites related gatherings, the number of attendees must not exceed 50 and wedding ceremonies will be allowed in compliance with standard operating procedures issued by the Health and Family Welfare Department on September 30 and the number of guests shall not exceed one-third of the seating capacity or 50 guests, whichever is less.
Persons above 65 years of age, persons with co-morbidities, pregnant women and children below the age of 10 years are advised to stay at home except for meeting essential requirements and for health purposes.
All residents of the district have to install Aarogya Setu Application and Behavioural Change Management App and regularly update their health status on the app for containment of Covid-19 pandemic.
Private and public transport will operate in East Khasi Hills District as per order issued on September 15 by the Transport Department.
Movement of vehicles and other traffic arrangement will be prepared and regulated by the office of the Superintendent of Police, East Khasi Hills District, Shillong.
Inter-district movement of persons is permitted and interstate movement of persons will be strictly as per instruction of the Government of Meghalaya and all persons entering Meghalaya will have to mandatorily register for testing at http://meghalayaonline.gov.in/covid/testing.htm and shall follow the testing and quarantine protocols issued on October 27 by the Health and Family Welfare Department.