Maharashtra: Answers to all the FAQs on COVID restrictions, weekend lockdown


Last week, the government announced that except for the essential services shops, medical shops, and grocery shops, all other shops, markets, and shopping malls will remain shut till April 30. Later, it amended its order and added Petrol pumps, government and private security services, and fruit vendors to the list of essential services among other items. Here are the answers to frequently asked questions on COVID restrictions, weekend lockdown.

Can supermarkets or malls like D-Mart, Big Bazar, Reliance remain open?

Any establishment selling essential items as per the Government orders dated 4 and 5 April, 2021, can remain open between 7 AM to 8 PM subject to strict adherence to COVID 19 appropriate behavior. If it is selling multiple items some of which do not fall under essential items, that section may remain close.


During weekend lockdown which activities will remain open, and which will remain closed?

All activities categorized under Essential Services can remain open. No person can move without a valid reason, which includes reasons specified in the order as well -as a reason for the requirement of performing an essential service.

Can shops providing construction materials remain open?

No

Can garages servicing transport services remain open? shops of automotive spare parts etc remain open?

Garages being incidental to the requirement of transportation may remain open. Shops shall remain closed. Local authorities keep a strict vigil on these and if any garage is found defaulting to the COVID appropriate behavior, it may be closed till the operation of COVID 19 disaster notification remains in force.

Can citizens buy liquor?

Yes. In accordance with the Government order dated 4 April, 2021, citizens can buy liquor from bars ( on take take-away basis) or as home delivery from the bars as per the time window provided in the said order for restaurants and bars. This is subject to the rules of the Excise Department.

Can Liquor shops remain open/do home delivery


No

Can roadside Dhaba remain open?


Yes. But the rules applicable to restaurants will apply – No seating- only take away/ delivery allowed.

Can Aaple Sarkar Seva Kendra, SETU CSC Centers; SETU Kendra, Passport Seva Kendra etc. which provid~ one w1ridow system for various government services be treated under essential services?

Yes. They can remain open on weekdays between 7 AM to 8 PM

Can restaurants supply home parcels post 8 PM and before 7 AM and on weekends?

Restaurants and bars are functioning as per the timings given by local authority, with the constrain that there is no seating dining allowed. Parcels are allowed to be picked up from restaurants by customers themselves during weekdays from 7 AM to 8 PM. No parcels can be picked up by the customer beyond these times and on weekends. However, home deliveries through e-commerce are allowed beyond these times and on weekends subject to regular timings as decided by local authorities.

Can shops providing construction materials remain open?

No.



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