Health Ministry announces further relaxation of public activities
Posted on October 25th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana

The Director-General of Health Services has announced revised guidelines for activities in public and work settings with effect from midnight today.

Accordingly, the travel restrictions which were effective between 11.00 p.m. and 4.00 a.m. were removed by the Health Ministry.

In addition, weddings will be permitted with a maximum 1/3 of the usual capacity of the hall, not exceeding 100 persons. Meanwhile, 150 persons will be allowed for outdoor functions. The guidelines however noted that liquor cannot be served in weddings.

With regard to dining in at restaurants, Dr. Asela Gunawardena stated that permission will be given to accommodate 1/3 of the usual capacity not exceeding 75 persons. For outdoor arrangements, 100 persons will be allowed.

In the meantime, physical official meetings and events have been given the nod with a maximum 1/3 of the usual capacity not exceeding 150 persons.

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