The union ministry of education on Monday released guidelines for reopening schools and colleges within the nation. Under Unlock 5.0, the central authorities allowed physical schools and colleges to start in a limited manner, starting from next week, October 15.
The states have the right to determine whether they wish to resume colleges and schools from the next week or not.
"Checklist for a safe school environment, as adopted from @UNICEFIndia guideline is provided for schools parents and students to contain the spread of #COVID19," the education minister Ramesh Pokhriyal stated.
Students are allowed to go to school — strictly on a voluntary basis. Students will have to get a consent slip from their parents to go to schools and colleges from next week. However, the students and lecturers who live in the containment zones, aren't allowed to attend schools or colleges. "Students may attend schools only with the written consent of parents. There will be flexibility in attendance norms. Students may opt for online classes rather than physically attend schools," the training minister mentioned.
Colleges and schools are encouraged to form activity teams such as — emergency care assist, support/response group, hygiene team with sure duties. While planning the seating arrangements because of students' safety, the authorities need to maintain social distancing everywhere. The faculties are suggested to follow staggered entry and exit timings of separate exit and entry gates if possible.