Schools reopen after 6 months

New Delhi, Sep 21 (UNI) Afer a six-month hiatus, schools across the country reopened partially on Monday with students of Classes IX to XII on a voluntary basis for taking guidance from teachers. As part of Unlock 4, the government has permitted partial reopening of schools for students from Classes 9 to 12 on a voluntary basis for taking guidance from teachers.

The Central government had announced shutting of education institutions in March-end amid breakout of Covid-19.

Schools have to follow standard operating procedure (SoP) issued by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare with only 50 per cent teaching/non-teaching staff allowed on the premises, and mandatory parental consent. They will have to maintain physical distancing, students will not allowed to share notebooks, pens/pencils, and water bottles. Assemblies and sports have been ruled out.

A distance of six feet will have to be maintained between chairs, desks and the teaching faculty should ensure that they as well as students have covered their mouth and nose with face mask throughout the conduct of the activities.

Attendance, however, is not mandatory for students.

This relaxation does not apply to containment zones.


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