PANAJI: With liquor shops across the State opening after lockdown of over a month, Goa Liquor Traders Association (GLTA) has adopted 'no mask, no liquor' policy in view of COVID-19. GLTA has asked all traders to display 'no mask, no liquor' board at their shops.
With the Centre issuing lockdown 3.0 guidelines, nearly 1,300 liquor shops in the State resumed operations from Monday.
Speaking to GT, GLTA President Dattaprasad Naik said, "We have decided to follow all the norms like social distancing and wearing of masks. Hence, all liquor traders have been asked to adopt 'no mask, no liquor' policy."
Naik also warned that the Association has decided to complain to the authorities if any liquor trader is found violating any norms.
"We has asked all dealers to follow rules. If any dealer is seen allowing any person to drink in and around his premised, we will give a written complaint to authorities. We do not want all 1,300 dealers to suffer because some who do not follow the rules," said Naik.
To maintain social social distancing, GLTA on Sunday had asked all dealers to form squares with a gap of 6 feet, not to allow more than one person at a time on single counter, ensure that sanitised are provided at all times to customers and staff before entering and after leaving the premises and ensure that no person is allowed to drink in an around the premises.