Punjab Government on Thursday issued the additional guidelines for persons travelling through trains, be it incoming or outgoing. An official spokesman of Health and Family Welfare Department said that all the passengers must wear mask and maintain social distancing.
Only those passengers with confirmed tickets will be allowed to enter the railway platform to avoid unnecessary crowding (No Attendants are allowed). It is also mandatory that all such passengers will undergo thermal screening before entry into the platform and passengers will reach 45 minutes before the departure time.
He further said that only asymptomatic passengers can board on trains and for arrivals, all passengers travelling must carry a valid ID proof (Aadhar card/ Driving License/Voter card/any other ID Proof issued by Govt) and will submit a self declaration form to the health team deputed for screening, in which details regarding name, age, address, mobile number and checklist of symptoms etc will be recorded. There shall be a room at railway station where health team will screen the persons.
The Spokesperson said that each surveillance team of respective districts must have a complete line list of persons who have arrived in their area via train and ensure that they have been put in home quarantine for a period of 14 days (except frequent travellers).
He said that the passengers found to be symptomatic during screening shall be taken to health facility for testing. If tested positive would be treated as per health protocol. If the passenger founds asymptomatic or tested negative, they will be allowed to go home after submitting an undertaking for home quarantine for 14 days and self monitoring of their health status and must report to nearest health facility in case of development of any symptoms of COVID-19.