School Open Guideline


Breaking News School will open from September 21, SOP announced. 

Assemblies, sports and events, which can lead to overcrowding, are strictly prohibited in the schools that are opting to start operations

Students, teachers and employees living in containment zones will not be allowed to attend the school



New Delhi: In the backdrop of ongoing 'Unlock 4', partial resumption of activities in schools for students of classes 9-12 will be allowed from 21 September, the union health ministry on Tuesday. Guidelines have also been issued for school operations amidst Covid-19 pandemic.

However, only schools outside the containment zones will be allowed to open. Assemblies, sports and events, which can lead to overcrowding, are strictly prohibited in the schools that are opting to start operations. The government also said that online or distance learning shall continue to be permitted and shall be encouraged.

The health ministry has advised that weather permitting, outdoor spaces may be utilized for conducting teacher student interactions, keeping in view the safety and security of students and physical distancing protocols.

“Cleaning and regular disinfection (using 1% sodium hypochlorite) of frequently touched surfaces (door knobs, elevator buttons, hand rails, chairs, benches, washroom fixtures, etc.) to be made Page 5 of 5 mandatory in all class rooms, laboratories, lockers, parking areas, other common areas etc. before beginning of classes and at the end of the day," the guidelines state.

As during the covid-19 pandemic, there have been instances of mental health issues among students, the health ministry has said that the schools should ensure regular counselling is done for students and teachers reporting mental health issues such as anxiety and depression. It is advisable that teachers, school counsellors and school health workers should work in unison to ensure emotional safety of the students, say SOPs.

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Students from Std-9 to Std-12 will be able to go to school with parental permission, gym will open but swimming pool and sports activity will be banned.

 The Union Ministry of Health has issued Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for partial commencement of studies from standard 9 to 12.

 Teachers, students and school staff must maintain a distance of 6 feet.  Have to wash hands constantly, wear face cover

 Which rules must everyone follow?

  If children go to school, they have to take care of some things. See more details.

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