Bengaluru

BBMP issues new set of advisories

Shoppers galore: It is business as usual on S.P. Road in Bengaluru though it has been closed by the BBMP.

Shoppers galore: It is business as usual on S.P. Road in Bengaluru though it has been closed by the BBMP.   | Photo Credit: K. Murali Kumar

The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) on Sunday issued a new set of Standard Operating Procedures and advisories for clinics, places of worship, parks, hotels and restaurants, salons and parlours, and Residents’ Welfare Associations.

This is in addition to the national directives on wearing masks, social distancing, and prohibition of spitting and urination in public places.

Restaurants

· Managements must deploy adequate manpower to ensure physical distancing

· Mandatory cleaning and disinfection of floors and high-touch areas like doors

· No more than 50% of seating capacity to be permitted

· Encourage contact-less mode of ordering and digital payments

· No valet parking

· AC to be set between 24 degrees C and 30 degrees C, with relative humidity between 40% and 70%

Click here to read/download the full advisory in PDF.

Parks

· Staggered entry for visitors

· Use of exercise equipment/children’s play area to remain closed

· Hand sanitisers at entry and exit points; thermal screening at entrance

Click here to read/download the full advisory in PDF.

Salons and parlours

· Customers allowed on appointment only; seating in waiting areas to be discouraged

· Workers to sanitise booths and equipment for every customer

· Equipment must be cleaned in hot soapy water.

· Remove magazines, menus, newspapers to avoid customers touching them unnecessarily

· Masks and gloves mandatory for employees

Click here to read/download the full advisory in PDF.

Offices and workplaces

· Usage of videoconferencing and work-from-home options to be considered as much as possible

· Staggering of office hours, lunch hours/coffee breaks

· Seating arrangements for limiting the number of people inside workplaces to ensure physical distancing

· Effective sanitisation within premises, with particular focus on lavatories, drinking and handwashing stations

Click here to read/download the full advisory in PDF.

Places of worship

· No touching of statues, idols, holy books

· Choir or singing in groups not allowed

· Avoid physical contact while greeting each other

· Devotees to carry their own prayer mats

· No physical offerings or sprinkling of holy water to be allowed

· No community feeding/dasoha

Shopping malls

· Gaming arcades, children’s play areas, cinema halls to remain closed

· Proper crowd management within premises; no loitering

· All workers/customers/visitors to be allowed entry only if using masks

· Display audio/video clips with awareness material
 

Click here to read/download the full advisory in PDF.
 

ENT Clinic/Clinics/ OPD

· Give preference to teleconsultation and time-based appointments with limited numbers

· Patients with symptoms suggestive of COVID-19 (whether ENT or respiratory) to be screened in separate screening clinic and not in ENT Clinic/OPD

· ENT doctors to wear Level 1 PPE kit and must avoid performing nasal endoscopy, 90 rigid or flexible endoscopy for larynx in routine clinic/OPD

· If endoscopy has to be performed, it should be performed in a separate demarcated area with level 2 PPE kit

Click here to read/download the full advisory in PDF.

Hotels and hospitality units

· Details of guests along with ID and self-declaration form to be provided at the reception

· Room service or takeaways to be encouraged instead of dine-in option

Click here to read/download the full advisory in PDF.

RWAs/ Housing societies/ residential

· Common area floor, railings, surfaces to be cleaned using sodium hypochlorite, bleaching powder or effective disinfectant

· Gymnasiums, sports facilities, swimming pools, recreational and club facilities to remain closed; no summer camp/outdoor activities to be allowed

· RWAs/societies to ensure all those advised home quarantine stay indoors

· Children should be discouraged from playing outside in large groups

· Guests, including helpers and drivers, to be screened on entry

Click here to read/download the full advisory in PDF.

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