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Unlock 5.0 - Here's all that you need to know about what might open up
Written by Swathi on September 30, 2020 Share on

Unlock 5.0 – Here’s all that you need to know about what might open up

The much-awaited Unlock 5.0 will mark the end of the unlock modes. Nation-wide lockdowns had been imposed since the pandemic gained momentum in mid-March. Although cases have been on the rise in India, adapting to the new normal is a necessity. Unlock 5.0 will surely come as a relief to all those who have been seeking respite from long periods of lockdown. It will be a blessing in disguise for those industries that have suffered the worst during the lockdown. Let’s now delve right into what we can expect from Unlock 5.0 beginning on 1st October.

What to expect?

Unlock 5.0 beginning on 1st October

The government had announced that cinema halls and international air travel would remain suspended until the end of this month. However, with the onset of Unlock 5.0, all of this is said to resume. The revival of international air travel will prove to be a sigh of relief for travel companies across India.

All said and done, tourism has been the worst-hit industry due to the pandemic. International air travel and tourism in the form of vacations will also revive after September 30th. Cinema halls and educational institutions were also when shut for the past month and will slowly start opening-up in Unlock 5.0.

Also read: Air travel restrictions & relaxations – Salient features ahead of Unlock 5.0

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At the onset of Unlock 4.0, shopping malls, salons, restaurants and gyms had opened up. The government is aiming at reviving the economy overall as part of Unlock 5.0. This is why the opening up of cinema halls and the tourism industry at large is very essential to keep the economy up and running. Norms of social distancing will have to be adhered to at all times and the same will be the case with cinema halls. A specific form of seating arrangement will be devised for people to enter cinema halls.

The festival season will soon kick start in India, and Unlock 5.0 will surely play a major role in the same. During times of festivities, travelling from one place to another for the purpose of leisure or visiting your family becomes the trend especially for Indians. With international flights resuming and cinema halls opening-up, you can look forward to a fun-filled festive season starting from October. Activities and experiences in tourist destinations will also be revived as part of Unlock 5.0.

Also read: What to know if you’re planning a road trip during COVID-19 — Checklists & precautions


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Schools and other academic institutions had resumed from September 21st for students from class 9 to 12. They could visit their teachers in school for clarifying doubts on a voluntary basis provided that they did not belong to a containment zone. The government is yet to take a call on whether complete relaxation will be brought in on this front. In the meantime, the government is also said to increase the number of people permitted to attend social gatherings.

Keeping a tab on the number of rising COVID-19 cases, the government held a meeting with all the heads of states which have recorded the highest number of cases in the past couple of months. The process of micro-containment might be implemented as part of Unlock 5.0 to ensure that the spread of the virus is curbed. The government continues to maintain that lockdown should not be implemented in any of the zones without seeking prior permission.

A lot of other interesting developments surely await you as Unlock 5.0 comes closer. Travel will soon become a reality in the near future. To help you realise that post-lockdown travel dream, we bring to you exclusive staycation deals at Pickyourtrail. Let’s all take a step forward to maintain social distancing and hygiene at all times to rekindle travel once again.

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