Unlock 5.0 guidelines: Cinemas can Re-open from 15 October with 50 % seating capacity. The ministry of Home Affairs now allowed cinema halls to reopen from 15 October . But their is a condition that only 50% seats are available . Cinema halls outside the containment zones will only allowed to open from 15 October. Also , restriction on the movement from one state to another state has been lifted and no states will impose any type of lockdown . However The lockdown is still continue in containment zones till 31 October.
Swimming pools are also allowed to open for the used of Sportsperson training and entertainment parks are also allowed. According to latest update , More than 100 people in social, academic , sports, entertainment , Cultural , religious and any type of gathering is allowed previously and now more people are allowed if state and union territories want to do so for which Standard operating procedures (SOPs) will be issued by Ministry of Health and Family welfare.
Due to Covid-19 , India faces a lots of losses in the theatrical market across 3,000 crore as cinemas are shut down across all over the country from 6 months . The country lost 12% of movie screen due to Covid-19 pandemic. During lockdown , movie theaters and malls are the first which are closed all over the country and are the last one which are opened. Now , when they are going to open now only 50 % of seating are allowed . In order to open , all precautions must have to be followed like social distancing , wearing must , having sanitizer is mandatory.
Many big festivals like Durga Puja, Navratri, Dussehra are going to happen in this phase of the unlock, so special care has been taken in the government’s SOP that people can celebrate the festivals with joyous measures, along with measures to prevent corona infection. At the same time, the Maharashtra government has extended the lockdown in the Containment Zone till 31 October. The guidelines have asked people over 65 years of age, people with serious illnesses, pregnant women and children below 10 years to stay indoors and only when necessary.