COVID Appropriate behavior:

Surveillance, Containment and Caution & JE HATCR, IRT HRHT

I. District administration shall take all necessary nmeasures to promote COViD-19 appropriate behavior. Striet enforcement of wearing of face masks, hund

hygiene and social distancing m u s t be ensured.
2. To enforce wearing of mask nandatory in publie and work spaces, imposition of

fines on the persons not wearing mask shall be inposedas preseribed in the

order issued by the 1lealth department, Utarakhand.
3. Observance and enforcement of social distancing in crowded places, espeeally

in markets, weekly bazaars and public transport, is also eriuical for containing the spread of the infection. The SOP issucd by Ministry of ilealth and Family Welfare (MoliFW) to regulate crowds in narket places which shall be strictly enforeed by the district adninistration.

4. The SOPs issued for regulating travel in aireratts and trans shall be strictly enforced. If found necessary the Trasport departmeut, Utarakhand shall issue 1necessary guidelincs lor regulating travel in publie transport like Buses, Vikram

5. The National Dircctives for (OVID-19 Management shall be strictly followed byallconcerned (Annexure-I)

B. Surveillance and Contaiument

. Effective ddem:rcation of Containunent zones, in vulnerable and high incidence arcas shall be carefiully done by the distriet authorities at the miero level, tukung into consideration the guidelines issucd by the Minstry of health and Fiannily

welfare (MoHFW) in this regard to break the chain of transmission and control

the spread of virus.
7. Within the demarcated containment zones, containment measures, as prescribed

by MoHFW, shall be scrupulously followed,as under:

1. There shall be strict perimeter control to ensure that there is no movement


V. V.

of pcople in or out of these, except for medical emergencies and for

maintaining supply of essential goods and services.
There shall be intensive house to house surveillance by surveillance teams

formed for the purpose.
Testing shall be carried out as per prescribed protocol.
Listing of contacts shall be carried out in respect of all persons found

positive, along with their tracking, identification, quarantine and follow up

Only cssential activitics shall be allowed in the Containment Zoncs

of contacts for 14 days (80% of contacts to be traced in 72 hours).
vi. Quick isolation of COVID -19 patients shall be cnsurcd in treatment

facilities/ home (subject to fulfilling the home isolation guidelincs) vii. Clinical interventions, as prescribed, shall be administered.

vii. Surveillance for ILI/SARI cases shall be carried out in health facilities or outreach mobile units or through fever clinics in buffer zones.

1X. Awareness shall be created in communities on COVID-19 appropriate behavior.

8. It shall be the responsibility of local district, policc and municipal authorities to ensure that the preseribed containment measures are strictly followed.

C. Strict adherence to the prescribed SOPs

9. All activities have been permitted outside containment Zones, except for the following, which have been permitted with certain restrictions:

Cinema halls and theatres, with upto 50% capacity ii. Swimming pools, only for training of sports persons.

ii. Exhibition halls, only for business to business (B2B) purposes.

iv. Social/ religious/ sports/ entertainment/ educational/ cultural/ religious gatherings, with upto a maximum of 50% of the hall capacity, with a ceiling

of 100 persons in closed spaces: and keeping of the size of the ground space in view, in open spaces.

10. SOPs already been prescribed for various activities shall be strictly enforced by the authorities concerned, who shall be responsible for their strict observance. (Annexure- II).

D. Local restrictions

11. District administration based o n their assessment of the situation, may impose local restrictions, with a view to contain the spread of cOVID-19 such as night c u r f e w . However, district administration shall not impose any local lockdown

(District sub-division/ city level), outside the containment zones, without prior consultation with the state government.

12. District administration and other authorities shall also need to enforce socia distancing in offices.

3.There shall be no restriction on interstate and intra state movement of persons

and goods


including those for c r o s s land border trade under treaties with

countries. No separate pcrmission/ approvall e-permit will be m ovem ent.

required for such
E. Indian nationals/ Tourists travelling from various countries:

14.All asymptonmatic inbound persons travelling from other countries to

Uttarakhand shall mandatorily register

themselves o n the web portal prior to thcir journey and follow SOPs issued by the MHA from time to time.

F. Inter- state movement of persons (Registration)

F.1. Registration
15. Registration is MANDATORY for all inbound persons, on the smart city web

t o t h e i r travel.During registration relevant documents as sought in the registration portal shall be

16. The district administration shall make arrangement for thernmal screening of al

inbound persons at border check posts, airports, railway stations and border districts bus stand. If the person is found symptomatic then antigen test shall be conducted by the district administration. If the antigen test comes positive then

appropriate SOP shall be followed.

F.2. Quarantine
17.All inbound asymptomatic persons, if coming for a specifie purpose (Business,

Exams, Industry, work, personal distress cte.) for a duration of less than 7 days then they can attend to their purpose of visit but should continuously monitor their health and if they develop symptoms then they shall contact the local health authority. They shall adhere to the norms of safety and social distancing as per guidelines of MolIFW. They will mandatorily give their home/stay address registrationand the district authorities shall randomly check upon such individuals. If the address is found incorrect, then proceeding under DM act will be initiated against such person.

18. If they are coming for longer duration then they will be placed in home quarantine or establishment quarantine (in casc of Army and Paramilitary forces) for 10 days and self-monitor their health. If they develop symptoms then they shall contact the local health authority.

19. In cases of inter-state movement for official purposcs, Ministers of Govermment of India, Ministers of State government, Chief Justice and other judges of Supreme court and Hfigh court, other judicial officers of district and subordinate judiciary of the state. Advocate General, Chief Standing Counseland other government Advocates in the High court of Uttarakhand. MPs and MLAs of Uttarakhand, all officers of Gol, state government, PSUs, central government/ state govemmentorganizations along with their support staff shall be exempted from being quarantined. However, such individuals shall ensure compliance of all norms of safety and social distancing as per guidelines of MotiFW and MHA.

portal prior

20.0fficals of Uttarakhand on return to the state after a duration of more than 5 days, they shall get thcir COVID test conducted which is to be ensured by their

respective department /institutions.
1 .A l asymptomatic persons who are travelling outside the state from Uttarakhand

Tor a maximum duration of 5 days, shall on return be exempted from being quarantined. However, in cases of outbound travel for more than 5 days such

person shall have to undcrgo home quarantine of 10 days and shall als0 monitor

his/her health condition closely.
22.All asymptomatic inbound persons shall be exempted from home quarantine, if

they undergone RT-PCR/TrueNAT/ CBNAAT/ Antigen test with negative report on return or not earlier than 96 hours before the arrival to Uttarakhand

25. The state control room (COVID 19) will keep track on all incoming persons. It

Will also check the various documents being uploaded by inbound persons. It will continuously try to ascertain the status of home isolation of all inbound people and report to the respective district authorities, if any discrepancy found.

F.3. Tourists
24.For the tourists coming to Uttarakhand by all modes of transportation, a



MANDATORY on the smart city

web portal prior to their travcl.
25.It is not mandatory for the tourist to bring COVID- negative test report before

check in hotel/homestay. However, checks like thermal scanning and other

prescribed health protocols for hotels and restaurants must be complicd with. If

so required, the hotel management may frame their o w n procedure for COVID

for the tourists coming to their hotel.
26.If any tourist found symptomatie/ COVID positive then the hotel management

shall intimate the district administration immediately. District administration shall make an arrangement for random checks to ensure that compliance of MHA and MoflFW, Gol guidclines by the hotel management/ homestay Owners.

G.Protection ofvulnerablepersons
27.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 essential and health purposes.

H. Use ofAarogyaSetuu

28. Aarogyasetu enables early identification of potential risk of infection and thus acts as a shield for individuals and the community.

29. With a view to ensuring safety in offices and work places, employers on best effort basis should ensure that AarogyaSetu is installed by all employees having compatible mobile phones.

30. Organizations and business entities with 50 or more employees are encouraged to avail theopenAPI service ( OpenAPI feature will facilitate organizations and employees to return to work in a COVID-19 risk free environment.

1,District authoritics may advise individuals to install the
on compatiblemobile AarogyaSetuapplicalion

This phones and regularly update their health status on the app.

will facilitate timely provision who are at risk.

I. Strict enforcement of the guidelines

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33. For the enforcement of social distancing, the district authoritics may, as lar as possible, use the provisions of section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code

(CrPC) of 1973.
34. All the District Magistrates shall strictly enforce the above measures.

J. Penal provisions

35. Any person violating these mcasures will be liable to be proceeded against as per the provisions of scction 51 to 60 of the disaster Management Act 2005

besides legal action under scction 188 of the IPC, and other legal provisions as applicablc. Extracts of thesc penal provisions are attached as Anncxure-Ill.

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Face coverings: Wearing of face cover is compulsory in public places; in

workplaces; and during transport.
Social distancing: Individuals must maintain a minimum distance of 6 feet

(2 gaz ki doori) in publie places.

Shops will ensure physical distancing among customers.

Spitting in public places will be punishable with fine, as may be prescribed

by the State/ UT local authority in accordance with its laws, rules or


Additional directivesfor Work Places
Work from home (WFH): As far as possible the practice of WfH should

be followed.

Staggering of work/ business hours will be followed in offices, work places, shops, markets and industrial & commercial establishments.

Screening & hygiene: Provision for thermal scanning, hand wash or sanitizer will be made at all entry points and of hand wash or sanitizer at exit points and common areas.
Frequent sanitization of entire workplace, common facilities and all points which come into human contact e.g. door handles etc., will be ensured, including between shifts.

Social distancing: All persons in charge of work places will ensure adequate distance between workers, adequate gaps between shifts, staggering the lunch breaks of staff, etc.


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Offences and Penalties for Violation of Lockdown Measures

Section 51 to 60 of the Disaster Management Act, 2005
51. Punishment for obstruction, etc.-Whoever, without reasonable


(a) obstructs any officer or employee ofthe Central Government or the State Government, or a person authorised bythe National Authority

o r State Authority o r District Authority in the discharge of his functions under this Act; or

(b) refuses to comply

Government Executive Committee

o r the

with directiongivenbyoron behalfofthe

or the National Committee or the

or with fine, or with both, and if
extend to o n e year loss oflives o r im m inent danger


State State

G overnm ent Executive

District Authority under this Act,

o r the

with imprisonment for a term which may shall o n conviction be punishable such obstruction or

with directions results in thereof, shall o n conviction be punishable

with imprisonment for a term

refusal to comply

which may extend to two years.
52. Punishment for false claim .-W hoever knowingly

makes a

claim which he
relief, assistance, repair,

reconstruction or

other benefits consequent to

knows or has reason to believe to be false forobtainingany

the State G overnm ent, any o r the District Authority, shall,

from officer ofthe Central Government,

the National Authority, the State Authority
o n conviction be punishable with imprisonment for a term



extend to two years, and also with fine.
53. Punishment for misappropriation of money o r materials,

etc.-Whoever, beingentrusted with any money or materials, or otherwise being, in custody of, or dominion over, any money or goods, meant for

providing relief in any threatening disaster situation or disaster, misappropriates or appropriates for his ow n use or disposes ofsuch money

o r materials o r any part thereof o r wilfully compels any other person s o to do, shall on conviction be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to two years, and also with fine.

54. Punishment for false warning.Whoever makes o r circulates a false alarm o r warning a s to disaster o r its severity o r magnitude, leading to panic, shall on conviction, be punishable with imprisonment which may extend to one year or with fine.

55. Offences by Departments oftheGovernment.(1) Where a n offence under this Act has been committed by any Department of the

Government, the head of the Department shall be deemed to be guilty o f the offence and shall be liable to be proceeded against and punished

accordingly unless he proves that the offence was committed without his 8

Annexure II

knowledge or that he exercised all due diligence to prevent the commission of such offence.

(2) Notwithstanding anything contained in sub-section (1), where an offence under this Act has been committed by a Department of the Government and it is proved that the offence has been committed with the consent or connivance of, or is attributable to any neglect on the part of, any officer, other than the head of the Department, such officer shall be deemed to be guilty of that offence and shall be liable to be proceeded

against and punished accordingly.

56. Failure of officer in duty or his connivance at the

contravention of the provisions of this Act.-Any officer, o n whom any or under this Act and who ceases or refuses to duty has been imposed by office shall, unless he

withdraws himselffrom the duties ofhis

perform o r
has obtained the express
other lawful excuse for so doing, be punishable term which may extend to one year or with fine.

official superior o r has with imprisonment for a

written permission of his

for contravention of any order regarding 57. Penalty order made under section

requisitioning.-Ifany person contravenes any
65, he shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may


or with fine or with both.
to o n e year Where a n offence under this Act

the time

the offence w a s committed,

who at w a s in charge of, and w a s responsible

58. Offence by companies.{1)
been committed by a com pany o r body corporate, every person

for the conduct ofthe the company, shall be deemed to be guilty

liable to be proceeded against and punished accordingly:
Provided that nothing in this sub-section shall render any such person

liable to any punishment provided in this Act, ifhe proves that the offence w a s committed without his knowledge o r that he exercised due diligence to preventthe commission ofsuch offence.

(2) Notwithstanding anything contained in sub-section (1), where a n offence under this Act has been committed by a company, and it is proved thattheoffencewas committedwiththeconsentorconnivanceoforis attributabletoanyneglecton thepartofanydirector,manager,secretaryor other offticer of the company, such director, manager, secretary o r other officershallalso,bedeemedto beguiltyofthatoffenceandshallbeliable

to be proceeded against and punished accordingly. Explanation.-For the purpose ofthis section-

(a) “company” m e a n s anybody corporate and includes a firm o r other association of individuals; and

(b) *director”, in relation to a firm, m e a n s a partner in the firm. 9

to, the company,

well a s ofthe contravention and shall be

business ofthe company, as


(b) any person who has given notice of not less than thirty days in the manner prescribed, of the alleged offence and his intention to make a complaint to the National Authority, the State Authority, the Central Government, the State Government, the District Authority or any other authority or officer authorised as aforesaid.

Section 188 in the Indian Penal Code, 1860

188. Disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant.- Whoever, knowing that, by an order promulgated by a public servant

lawfully empowered to promulgate such order, he is directed to abstain from a certain act, or to take certain order with certain property in his possession or under his management, disobeys such direction, shall, if such disobedience causes or tends to cause obstruction, annoyance or injury, or risk of obstruction, annoyance or injury, to any person lawfully employed, be punished with simpleimprisonment for a term which may extend to one month or with fine which may extend to two hundred rupees, or with both; and if such disobedience causes or trends to cause danger to human life, health or safety, or causes or tends to cause a riot or affray, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to six months, or with fine which may extend to one thousand

rupees, or with both.

Explanation.-It is not necessary that the offender should intend to produce harm, or contemplate his disobedience as likely to produce harm. It is sufficient that he knows of the order which he disobeys, and that his disobedience produces, or is likely to produce, harm.

An order is promulgated by a public servant lawfully empowered to promulgate such order, directing that a religious procession shall not pass down a certain street. A knowingly disobeys the order, and thereby causes danger of riot. A has committed the offence defined in this section.

9 . Previous sanction for prosecution.-No prosecution for Oifences punishable under sections 55 and 56 shall be instituted except with

the previous sanction ofthe Central Government or the State Government,

as the case maybe,or ofany officerauthorisedinthisbehalf,bygeneralor special order, by such Government.

60. Cognizance of offences.-No court shall take cognizance of an offence under this Act except o n a complaint made b y –


the National Authority, the State Authority, the Central Government, the State Government, the DistrictAuthority or any other authority or officer authorised in this behalf by that Authority or Government, as the case may be; or


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