Since March, the cinema halls have remained closed due to the Coronavirus outbreak in India and after seven months, the movie theatres are set to open. According to the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, cinema halls can resume operations from October 15 and have laid down some guidelines for the same. Union Minister for the Broadcasting ministry Prakash Javadekar has released Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for the working of cinema halls to prevent the transmission of novel Coronavirus.
The basic guidelines for cinemas involve everyone working there or coming to the cinema to have their masks on at all times. Everyone in the theatre premises have to stick to respiratory and hand hygiene. Apart from this, below mentioned are the guidelines for cinema halls.
The government has also notified that no cinema halls will be allowed to operate within the containment zones. Also, states and UTs have also been directed to consider additional measures for cinemas to operate depending on their assessment of the situation.