The district administration on Tuesday issued an order permitting locations of worship to reopen their doorways to devotees from August 12, on the event of Janmashthami. An in depth 26-point commonplace working protocol has additionally been drafted, to which all worshipers and operators of non secular locations are anticipated to stick.
Whereas locations of non secular worship in different elements of the state had been allowed to reopen on July 19, whereas observing a strict set of pointers, Gurugram was considered one of two districts the place locations of worship remained shut on account of surging Covid-19 circumstances. Nevertheless, with a perceptible decline in variety of new circumstances and deaths , Tuesday’s order was “handed ex-parte in view of the emergent scenario.”
The order mandates that every one locations of non secular worship will dispense sanitiser to devotees earlier than permitting them into the premises.The place ever potential, devotees have been instructed to scrub their fingers and ft earlier than coming into. Thermal scanning of tourists is a should, with solely asymptomatic folks being granted entry. The order additionally recommends “staggering of tourists, if potential”.
The necessity for social distancing is emphasised a number of occasions within the order, which requires “correct crowd administration” and sustaining a distance of six ft whereas ready in queues. The directions additionally disallow touching of idols, scriptures and statues, and devotees have been suggested to keep away from bodily contact whereas greeting one another. Operators have been requested, wherever potential, to designate separate entry and exit factors for guests, Distribution of bodily providing, comparable to prasad or holy water, have been disallowed .
The order additionally mandates sporting of masks, and guests and operators have been instructed to make sure correct and protected disposal of any masks discovered throughout the premises. In case an individual on premises is suspected to have Covid-19, or is confirmed to have Covid-19, operators have been instructed to isolate the person till they’re seen by a physician, and to offer them with a face masks. A fast response staff might be deployed to look into the matter and take additional actions to handle additional potential unfold of the virus. If a Covid-19 constructive affected person is confirmed to have been on the premises, the order requires rapid disinfection of the place.
A spokesperson of the Sheetla Mata Mandir managing committee, which stories to the Shree Mata Sheetla Devi Shrine Board on issues of daily administration, mentioned, “We predict a superb quantity of tourists on Wednesday, however have made enough preparations. Designated queue areas have been created with markings to let folks know the place to attend. We’ve got additionally engaged folks for crowd administration, and spoken to eateries and candy outlets within the space, informing them to take obligatory precautions as nicely.”