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Panaji :  May 3, 2020


The Government has permitted  sale of liquor in packed bottles within the State of Goa from May 4, 2020 subject to strict adherence to all the relevant guidelines prescribed by the MHA and directions given by SEC, Government of Goa.


          All the Wholesalers and Retailers are permitted to commence the activities of sale of liquor w.e.f. 04 05 2020 except in the prohibited areas and whose licenses have been kept under suspension.


The permission is subject to following of Social distancing norm as specified in the Order and guidelines of MHA that no liquor to be sold without mask/appropriate face cover by the licensee and no liquor to be sold to the customer who is without mask/appropriate face cover.


          The licensed premises can be open at their usual permitted time and must close by 6.00 pm to enable the employer and employees to reach home by 7.00 p.m. 


The licensee for sale of liquor in packed bottles is required to ensure that the customers maintain six feet distance from each other and also ensure that not more than five persons are present in the queue.


The licensee also has to make necessary provision for sanitizer at the licensed premises of Wholesalers/Retailers apart from ensuring frequent sanitization of entire premises, common facilities and all points which come into human contact i.e. doors, handles, counters etc.


The use of 'Aarogya Seltu App' is also made mandatory for all employees.  Violation, if any, will be strictly dealt with under the Goa Excise Duty Act and Rules 1964.