Bengaluru: The Karnataka Government on Monday issued the Unlock 4.0 guidelines in agreement with the Centre’s step by step relaxation of restrictions after the lockdown.

Just like Unlock 3.0 each service and permission for access will be given out every week.

Starting from September 1, bars, pubs, restaurants and clubs across the state will be allowed to serve liquor with a 50% seating capacity following all the social distancing norms.

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Metro services in Bengaluru have been given permission to operate from September 7.

The Unlock 4.0 order mentioned that cinema halls, swimming pools, entertainment parks, theatres and similar places will remain closed until further notice.

However open-air theatres will be permitted to function with effect from September 21.

Social gatherings related to politics, entertainment, education, culture and sports can have the limit of having 100 guests from 21 September.

Gatherings related to weddings will be permitted only with guests not exceeding 50 people. Gatherings for funerals should not exceed 20 people till September 20 after which the limit of 100 persons will apply.

The order clarified that the schools, colleges, educational and coaching institutions across Karnataka will continue to remain closed with no regular class activity up to September 30.

However, the schools outside containment zones can now allow 50% staff to work in the premises to conduct online classes. Students of classes 9 to 12 will be permitted to visit their schools outside containment zones, for taking guidance from their teachers.

Transporting goods in and out of the state will not need any special permission. People travelling from other states to Karnataka shall neither undergo the mandatory quarantine for 14 days nor have to register themselves on the Seva Sindhu portal.

Despite all the relaxations, lockdown rules and regulations will still be applicable in containment zones.