New Delhi: Ministry of Information and Broadcasting on Sunday (January 31, 2021) released a SOPs for cinema halls and theatres and announced that 100% occupancy will be allowed in theatres from February 1, 2021.
According to the Ministry, no exhibition of the film shall be allowed in containment zones and states/UTs may consider proposing additional measures as per their field assessment.
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Some measures given by the Centre include adequate physical distancing of at least 6 feet. This needs to be followed outside the auditoriums, common areas and waiting areas at all times. Use of face covers/masks to be made mandatory at all times.
Thermal screening of visitors/staff is to be carried out at entry points. Only asymptomatic individuals shall be allowed to enter the premises. Provisions for hand sanitization should be made available at all entry points and in work areas. Designated queue markers shall be made available for entry and exit of the audience from the auditorium and the premises.
The Exit should be done in a staggered row-wise manner to avoid crowding. Sufficient time interval between successive screenings on a single screen as well as on various screens in a multiplex shall be provided to ensure row-wise staggered entry and exit of the audience.