The government of Goa has issued new guidelines regarding Covid restrictions.

Although the state has extended the Covid curfew by a week until July 12, the government has announced some relaxation.

What is allowed?

  • Social, political, sports, entertainment, cultural, marriage gatherings and other congregations are allowed for up to 100 people or 50 percent of venue capacity
  • Bars and restaurants are allowed to operate between 0700 hours and 2100 hours with a 50 percent capacity
  • Banks, insurance, custom clearance, ATMs and microfinance institutions
  • Shops selling medicines and other shops (including in municipal, panchayat markets and shopping malls) may remain open from 0700 hours to 1800 hours (home delivery of all these items, except liquor, will be allowed anytime)
  • All medical and health services and institutions (including AYUSH and veterinary Hospitals, and laboratories) to remain functional
  • All industries, factories and related activities.
  • All constructions and related activities, including repairs.
  • Shops, stores related to house/building repairs, monsoon preparedness or rain protection
  • Agricultural and related activities
  • Use of buses except for people going for duty purpose and medical emergencies with a maximum capacity of 50 per cent.

Inter-state movement will be prohibited except for those carrying Covid negative test report for a test done a maximum of 72 hours prior to entering Goa; ii) persons entering Goa for medical emergencies on production of proof thereof; iii) two drivers and one helper per goods vehicles. However, the police or the other authorities will have to scan such persons with thermal guns to see whether they display any symptoms.

What is not allowed?

  • Casinos to remain shut
  • Indoor sports complex, auditoriums, and community halls
  • River cruises, waterparks and entertainment parks
  • Fitness centres, spas and salons
  • Cinema halls, theatres, multiplexes entertainment zones within shopping malls
  • Swimming pools
  • All educational institutions like schools, colleges, and coaching institutions for students. Competitive examinations will be permitted with prior approvals from the government
  • Religious places

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