The Delhi Police have issued a new set of guidelines ahead of the Republic Day celebrations in the national capital. The guidelines, issued in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Through social media, the Delhi Police have been spreading awareness among the public regarding safety precautions during the Republic Day program. Meanwhile, the Delhi Police have also cancelled leave of its personnel, except for medical reasons, in view of Republic Day function, officials said.
According to the new guidelines by Delhi Police –
Those attending the Republic Day parade must be fully vaccinated
Visitors are requested to bring their vaccination certificate for verification
Children below the age of 15 years will not be allowed to attend the event
People will have to adhere to all covid protocols, such as wearing face masks and maintaining social distancing at the Rajpath programme on January 26
The seating blocks will open for visitors at 7 am and everyone is requested to arrive accordingly
Since parking is limited, visitors have been advised to use carpool or taxi
Visitors are also requested to carry a valid identity card and cooperate during security check
There will be a provision for depositing remote-controlled car lock keys in each parking area
The national covid vaccination programme, which had initially begun with health care and frontline workers on January 16 last year, was gradually extended for all those above 18 years of age. From this month, children in the age group of 15-18 years started getting vaccinated, and healthcare and frontline workers and those aged 60 and above with comorbidities are being given ‘precaution’ doses, amid a spike in cases due to the Omicron variant.