States and UTs have been allowed to decide on opening of schools and coaching institutes in a phased manner.
The central government has extended the guidelines issued for unlock 6 on Tuesday, 30 September till 30 November. According to the guidelines, the decision should be taken in consultation with the management of the respective schools and institutes, with assessment of the situation and some conditions. States and UTs have been allowed to decide on opening of schools and coaching institutes in a phased manner.
The 'unlock' process started in the country from June 1, after which commercial, social, religious and other activities were allowed in a phased manner. In view of the corona virus, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the implementation of nationwide lockdown from 25 March and it was extended till 31 May.
What instructions has the government given regarding schools?
Only schools outside the concentration zone will be able to be opened and only the staff and students living outside the concentration zone will be allowed to visit the school. If your child's school is in the Containment Zone or if your house is in the Containment Zone then your child will not be allowed to go to school.
It is mandatory for students coming to school to have written permission of parents. Students coming to school will not be compulsory in any way, it is being done only on a voluntary basis.
Students, teachers and other staff in the school have to follow social distancing. All kinds of rules will also apply in class. All these rules will also apply to other educational institutions.
The government has issued separate instructions for schools, along with the rules and guide lines already issued for the war from Corona. These can be seen by visiting the website of the Ministry of Health.
There should be at least 6 feet of second between students. Apart from this, face cover / mask has been made mandatory. There will be no biometric attendance at the moment.
Even inside the school, hands will have to be washed or sanitized in a short period of time. Spitting here and there on the campus is prohibited.
There will be thermal screening of every student and staff at the gate, their hands will also be sanitized at the gate itself.
Children will not share any of their items such as pens, pencils, notebooks or any other items among themselves.
Along with this, any kind of sports or physical activity is forbidden in the school grounds.
It is mandatory for all the people coming to school to have the Arogya Setu app. Along with this, all schools will have to arrange pulse oximeter.