Unlock 5: Schools to reopen in these three states from today; check guidelines

Unlock 5: Schools to reopen in these three states from today; check guidelines

NEW DELHI: Schools in Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and Sikkim will be reopening from the day after remaining shut for nearly 7 months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, only those schools which are outside containment zones are allowed to reopen from October 19 for students of class 9th to 12th. The Schools in these three states will open following strict adherence to COVID-19 protocol including limiting attendance in the classes to 50 per cent per day for the sake of social distancing. The schools which will resume classes from today will have to strictly comply with the standard operating procedures (SOPs) laid down by the Union ministries of education and health, as well as the protocols set by the state. As per the state government's order, schools in Uttar Pradesh will reopen partially only for students of class 9 to 12. the students will be allowed to go to school with parental consent. Classes will be held in shifts and all necessary protocols including social distancing and proper sanitisation of premises will have to be followed by schools. 50 per cent of the students should be called in every class on one day and the remaining 50 per cent the next day. However no student would be forced to come to school. Similar to Uttar pradesh, Punjab will also resume classes for students of Classes 9 to 12. Only those schools in the areas outside containment zones in the state will open from today (October 19). Schools will open for three hours a day ...
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