New Delhi, January 24
People attending the Republic Day parade must be fully vaccinated against Covid and children below 15 would not be allowed to attend the function, a set of guidelines issued by Delhi Police stated.
Police said people would have to adhere to all Covid protocols, such as wearing face masks and maintaining social distancing, at the programme on Rajpath on January 26.
“It is necessary to have both doses of anti-coronavirus vaccine. Visitors are requested to bring their vaccination certificate,” Delhi Police tweeted.
It said that children below 15 are not allowed in the function.
The national Covid vaccination programme, which initially started with health care and frontline workers on January 16 last year, was gradually extended for all those above 18.
From this month, children in the age group of 15-18 started getting vaccinated, and health care 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.
Listing the guidelines, Delhi Police tweeted that the seating blocks would open for visitors at 7 am and requested them to arrive accordingly.
Since parking is limited, visitors have been advised to use carpool or taxi. They are also requested to carry a valid identity card and cooperate during security check, it said.
“There will be a provision for depositing remote-controlled car lock keys in each parking area,” police tweeted.
On Sunday, Delhi Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthana had said over 27,000 police personnel had been deployed for security duties in the national capital and anti-terror measures intensified in view of Republic Day.