Collector R. s. Verma has issued orders to implement a new system for opening shops in markets to control the crowds in the markets with discounts given to shops and commercial establishments because of the instructions issued by the Union Home Ministry. These orders have been issued to prevent the spread of community infection of covid-19.
Milk and Dairy Products, Tea Stalls, Vegetable & Fruits, Sweet Shop, Grocery Store, Bakery, Chemical Seed Manure, Agricultural Equipment, Vita Booth and Eyeglass Shops daily from 9 am to 6 pm under orders issued by the Collector Will be open Except the above commercial shops, all other shops will be opened on the day according to the direction. Under this, shops on the right side will open on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 am to 6 pm and shops on the left on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Haryana Urban Development Authority and other markets in which the shops have been given numbers will open the same number shops on Monday, Wednesday and Friday and shops with odd number on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. In case of any dispute regarding the direction, the situation will be clarified by the Municipal Corporation. Automobile showroom, service station, shop related to tire puncture, welding, repairing of vehicles etc., Driver Training School will be open daily from 9 am to 6 pm.
As per the orders issued, clinics and drugstores will be open from 9 am to 6 pm. Essential and emergency services will be issued by the DCO with the permission of the Deputy Commissioner to open the shop on Sunday. Single dhabas separated from the congestion area will be open from 7 am to 9 am. Restaurant, restaurant, dhabas and other restaurants located in the hotel will be open from 9 am to 9 pm. Restaurant operators will not allow people to eat here, but they can run kitchens to deliver food to the houses and in any case, no food will be allowed to be delivered to one’s house after 9 pm. The restaurant will show on the food delivery list and keep the half shutter down. Barber, salon, beauty parlor shop and meat shop will be open from 9 am to 6 pm. Petrol pumps will be open from 7 am to 7 pm. The roster will be issued by the District Food and Supplies Controller with the permission of the Deputy Commissioner for emergency services. Taxi operations are also permitted with conditions. According to the condition, only one driver and two passengers will be allowed to sit in the taxi.
The above rules will not be applicable due to reduced market area in Sampla, Maham and Kalanaur towns under the orders issued by the Collector. All shops will be open from 9 am to 6 pm except on Sunday, but shop operation standard procedure will be fully applicable on them. All educational institutions, religious institutions, shopping malls, cinema mall, bars, swimming pools, gyms, auditorium halls and hotels etc. will not be allowed to open. However the hotels being used for the purpose of Corona will remain open. No economic activities will be allowed in the declared restricted area in rural and urban areas, and shops and business establishments will be completely closed here. To prevent the spread of infection of covid-19, the shop operation standard procedure for all shopkeepers has been laid down by the Union Ministry of Home Affairs, which will have to be strictly followed by the concerned shopkeeper.
Shop operation standard procedure
According to the order issued, if the covered area of the shop is less than 100 square feet, then only one person will work in the shop. If the covered area of the shop is more than 100 square feet and up to 200 square feet, then two persons including the shopkeeper will be allowed to work in such a shop. If the covered area of the shop is more than 200 square feet, then one additional person will be allowed to work. In any case, the number of persons working will generally not exceed 50 percent of the working people.
The criteria of 6 feet distance of social distance has to be strictly followed. Wearing masks will be mandatory for the shopkeeper, vendor and consumer. There is an absolute ban on spitting in public places and a person will be fined as per rules against the violator. The market is a public place and this rule will apply to the entire market. Shopkeepers have to keep sanitizer for consumers and workers. Shopkeepers will sanitize the shop twice a day and keep a video record as per its time and date for inspection by the government official and also keep complete details including address of all customers.