New Delhi: After being closed for 10 months from March 19, government, government-aided and un-aided schools in Delhi will re-open only for students of Class 10 and Class 12 from tomorrow. The decision to reopen the school was taken earlier this month. The government consulted with the parents, school administrators, etc. to open the school. With the introduction of the Corona vaccine campaign in the country, guidelines for opening schools have also been issued.
The Center had allowed the schools to reopen for the first time since September 21, 2020 after the lockout and asked the states that the decision would be taken as per Covid-19 status whether to reopen the schools or not. It has already been decided to open schools in many states. In this episode, the state government has decided to open schools in the country’s capital Delhi. Along with this, many guidelines have also been issued by the government. Let’s know about them:
What are the rules
- Only children of 10th and 12th will be allowed to come to school with the consent of parents.
- The record of the students coming to the school will be kept, but it will not be the attendance of the student coming to the school.
- School opening will not be allowed in the Containment Zone. Apart from this, students and teachers living in the Containment Zone have also not been allowed to come to school.
- There will be no assembly in the school and physical outdoor activities of the students will also not be allowed.
- It will be necessary to follow the guidelines of social distancing at all points, including the entry and exit of children in the school.
- Delhi government is reopening schools keeping only pre-board examinations and during this time teachers will guide the students.
- Even after school opens, online classes will continue to run and home-based online classes will be able to attend.
- Students’ classes in schools will not last more than 4 to 5 hours. Classes will be conducted in two shifts after the number of students coming to class.
- There will be no pick-drop facility from the schools and students will have to reach the school by themselves.
- Schools will have facilities for washing hands on every floor and sanitizers will be kept in every classroom for students. Apart from this, the room will be sanitized before and after class.
Guidelines for Laboratories
- Only 12 to 15 students will be allowed to be inside the labs at the same time. The lab timetable is yet to be approved by the Directorate of Education of NCT of Delhi.
- The same group of students will be put together to reduce contact between students.
- Hand cleaning should be done in laboratories.
Schools in Kerala have also reopened in the first week. Maharashtra, the worst-case in Corona, will open schools in junior classes (classes 5 to 8) from 27 January. Classes for senior students have already started in the state. However, states that have reopened classrooms have reported transitions between teachers and students.