New Delhi: In what comes as a constructive information for the movie distributors and theatre homeowners, the Union Home Ministry has allowed the cinema halls to function at 100 % seating capability from February 1 onwards.
In tune with the identical, the Union Information and Broadcasting Ministry additionally acknowledged that seating association contained in the auditorium of the cinemas, theatres and multiplexes is to be allowed as much as 100 % seating capability from the present 50 % since October final yr.
The Information and Broadcasting Ministry additionally issued a brand new set of SOPs, together with satisfactory bodily distancing of at the least six toes to be adopted exterior the auditoriums, frequent areas and ready areas always, for the cinema halls and theatres to stop the unfold of the novel Covid-19.
The different tips issued by the Information and Broadcasting Ministry embody using face covers/masks to be made obligatory always and availability of hand sanitizers, ideally within the touch-free mode, at entry and exit factors in addition to frequent areas inside the premises.
The Information and Broadcasting Ministry has additionally mentioned that respiratory etiquettes have to be strictly adopted, including this includes strict apply of protecting one’s mouth and nostril whereas coughing/sneezing with a tissue/handkerchief/flexed elbow and disposing off used tissues correctly.
“Self-monitoring of health by all and reporting any illness at the earliest to state and district helpline.
Spitting shall be strictly prohibited. Installation and use of Aarogya Setu App shall be advised to all,” add the opposite tips.
The Producers Guild of India welcomed the choice.
“We welcome the decision of @MIB_India to allow 100% capacity in cinemas from February 1 and extend our sincere gratitude to Honourable @PrakashJavdekar ji and everyone involved in facilitating this important step in our industry’s recovery,” the Producers Guild of India mentioned on Twitter.
We welcome the choice of @MIB_India to permit 100% capability in cinemas from February 1 and prolong our honest gratitude to Honourable @PrakashJavdekar ji and everybody concerned in facilitating this necessary step in our business’s restoration
— Producers Guild of India (@producers_guild) January 30, 2021