The Tamil Nadu government on Sunday announced a list of standalone shops that can operate from May 11, as part of the relaxations from the COVID-19 lockdown.
As per the announcement, the following shops can be open from today.
1) Tea shops (only parcel service)
2) Bakeries (only Parcel service)
3) Hotels and restaurants (only parcel service)
4) Flowers, vegetables, fruit vending shops
5) Shops selling construction materials
6) Cement, Hardware and sanitaryware shops
7) Electricals and electronic shops and repairing shops
8) Mobile phone sales and service
9) Computer sales and service
10) Household appliances sales
11) Motor equipment sales and service
12) Spectacles sales and repair
13) Small jewellery stores (without AC)
14) Small textiles stores (without AC)- Only in Rural areas
15) Mixie, grinders’ repair shops
16) TV sales and service
17) Small stores
18) Furniture stores
19) Roadside vegetable vendors
20) Dry Cleaning shops
21) Courier and Parcel service
22) Photocopying shops
23) Two-wheeler, Four-wheeler sales
24) Two-wheeler, four-wheeler service
25) Traditional medicine stores
26) Agriculture related products and chemicals and disinfectants
27) Tiles sales
28) Paint sales
29) Electrical Stores
30) Automobile parts sales
31) Nursery Gardens
32) Plywood stores
33) Saw Mills
34) Lorry booking service
While allowing small jewellery and textile shops to open without air conditioners, it also allowed opening of mechanic shops, home appliances, furniture shops, roadside pushcart hops, courier and parcel, lorry booking, laundry, xerox, TV, mixie and grinder shops selling and repairing, among others things.
The government also said that social distancing should be maintained among the customers and that the premises should be disinfected regularly, besides making wearing of masks mandatory and following the Standard Operation
Shops selling essential items, fruits and vegetables will now be open in the state capital from 6 am to 7 pm. Earlier groceries, fruits and vegetable shops would close by 1 pm. Standalone and neigbourhood shops can remain open between 10.30 am and 6 pm; earlier they were allowed to open from 11 am to 5 pm.
Private establishments in the city can work with 33 per cent work force between 10.30 am and 6 pm.