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General Information Phase II - Measures to Ease Lockdown

Current measures exercised in the Greater Malé Area due to the lockdown status would continue till June 14, 2020.


General Guidelines

  • From June 15, 2020, onwards, no permits required for movements (Greater Malé Region)
  • Movements permitted from 05:00 am to 10:00 pm (Greater Malé Region)
  • Gathering of more than 3 people not allowed in public places/spaces
  • Visits to other houses (family, friends and others) not allowed
  • We recommend the following hours for the activities below:
    • Walks for elderly from 05:00 am to 08:00 am
    • Movement for children (accompanied by an adult) from 04:00 pm to 06:00 pm
    • Outdoor (individual) exercise from 06:00pm to 09:00pm
  • Use of masks are mandatory for all closed spaces and public service areas
  • Arrangement of hand sanitizing mechanism in all entry points of all businesses

COVID-19 free islands - Transport

  • There will be no travel restrictions (transport and ferry services) between islands without any cases of COVID-19.

Movement control - Greater Male area and islands with COVID-19

  • Movements from Greater Malé Area and other islands with COVID-19 cases, travel to and from these islands will continue to be restricted.
  • People stranded in Malé due to the lockdown or other islands with COVID-19 cases will be subjected to mandatory 24-days of home-quarantine if traveling to respective islands.

Events and Gatherings (Islands where Covid-19 cases are seen)

  • Gathering of more than 3 people not allowed in public places/spaces.
  • Public gatherings of less than 10 people will be allowed in the next phase which will come to effect after July 1, 2020.

All Retail Services

  • Walk-in customers allowed from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm - All retail shops
  • Delivery from 09:00am till 10:00pm
  • To display the maximum number of customers who will be allowed inside at any given time
  • To have distance markings on the floor outside
  • Usage of masks is mandatory inside the shops.
  • Hand Washing or hand sanitizing mechanism should be arranged at entry points.

Utilities

  • Utility services will continue, in accordance with the current practices in place.

Restaurants / Cafes

  • From 15th till 30th June, Cafés are open for Delivery (from 9 am to 10 pm) and Takeaway.
  • Dine-in options would be allowed in July with new normal measures.

Public transport: Taxi, pickups, and other transportation.

  • All transportation services are required to comply with new guidelines issued by HPA.

Health Services

Non-COVID-19

  • OPD, diagnostic services, radiology (hospital/clinic) to commence from 15th June onwards.
  • A limited number of patients to be allowed
  • New guidelines will be issued before June 15
  • Online OPD continues
  • Low-risk dental
  • Specialist approval required for medical referrals

Flu Clinics

  • Flu clinics open (continue)
  • Flu clinics open for walk-in consultations

Mental Health

  • Regular consultations to commence
  • Limited patients to be taken in

Mosques

  • Permission to conduct congregation prayers in mosques in islands with no active/ suspected COVID cases was provided on May 22.
  • Permission to conduct individual prayers has being provided for Greater Male’ Region on June 15.
  • The Ministry of Islamic Affairs has provided guidelines pertinent to the measures that are to be observed in mosques.

Government Offices

  • Partial opening of government institutions from June 14th to June 18th.
  • Allowed to open on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday between 0900 hours to 1300 hours to complete urgent tasks and provide essential services.
  • The general public may not enter the premises of any government building to seek service.

Private Offices

  • Private companies and offices will be opened from June 15th and have to comply with current guidelines.

Education

  • Schools would remain closed during Phase 1.
  • The Ministry of Education will announce plans to reopen schools in the coming days.
  • All higher education institutions will be required to continue online classes and sessions until further notice.

Sports and Recreation

  • Individual outdoor physical exercises open
  • Contact sports activities are not allowed
  • Indoor non-contact sports allowed (eg: Badminton)
  • Group exercises are not allowed.

Parks and Open Spaces

  • Parks and open spaces will be open
  • Hand hygiene to be arranged

Industrial Work and workshops

  • To follow current guidelines
  • Will require permits till the end of June

Construction

  • Construction and other industrial work are required to follow current measures.

Airports - Domestic

  • Airports open for travel between COVID-19 free islands

Ports of Entry

  • Ports of entry are required to follow current measures.

Tourism

  • Tourism establishments will continue to be closed until further notice.
  • The Ministry of Tourism will announce dates and guidelines for opening up tourism establishments.

Airports - International

  • To open in July

Salon and Spas

  • Saloon, barbershops, and spas will continue to be closed and will be allowed to reopen in July under new normal measures.

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