The Union Home Ministry is set to release the Unlocked 5.0 Guidelines before October 1 and people are eagerly awaiting the 5.0 Guidelines as the start of the festive season in October in the country.
The center has already allowed malls, salons, restaurants, gyms to operate with restrictions under Unlock 4.0, cinema halls, swimming pools, entertainment parks still closed nationwide. There is speculation that the MHA will allow cinema halls to resume operations with strict COVID-19 restrictions under Unlock 5.0. In particular, open-air theaters were allowed to resume operations from 21 September.
A few days ago, West Bengal announced that cinema halls would be allowed to operate in the state from October 1, but a limited number of people would attend. Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said "50 participants in play, OAT, cinema and music, dance, singing and magic shows will be allowed from October 1 but will have to follow social distancing and wear masks."
There can be no denying the fact that the tourism sector has been affected the most due to the lockdown and it is expected that in 5 unlock, more tourist centers and tourist destinations will open their doors to visitors.
The Sikkim government has announced that it will allow hotels, home-stays and other tourism-related services to resume from October 10.
The Kerala government is also gearing up to reopen the tourism sector in October, while the Uttarakhand government has lifted all the coronavirus restrictions for tourists. The revised guidelines issued by the government of Uttarakhand state that it is no longer mandatory for tourists to negatively report the coronavirus virus.
The Maharashtra government announced on Monday (28 September) that state restaurants would be allowed to offer dine-in service from the first week of October.