School Reopening News: Senior Classes May Resume From September, States to Take Final Call

Switzerland model will be followed in the phase-wise reopening of the schools, reports said.

By India.com News Desk | Published:Fri, August 07, 2020 6:42pm

New Delhi: After several rounds of discussions over the reopening of the schools in India, the Centre has finally framed a plan to re-open schools in a phase-wise manner between September 1 and November 14, reports said. But the state governments will take the final call. The Centre will only publish the broader guidelines. Also Read - Over 1 Crore Migrant Workers Walked Back to Their Home States During March-June: Govt Tells Parliament

States and Union Territories which have lower caseloads can reopen schools, but they have to abide by the standard operating protocols, which may come out towards the end of this month. Also Read - International Flights: Now Indians Can Fly to Japan, UK, Canada And 10 Other Countries | Who is Allowed & Who is Not? Read Detailed SOPs

1. From September 1 or September 5, schools will be allowed to reopen, depending on whether the state government permits or not. Also Read - Lockdown Latest News: Total Shutdown to be Imposed in 10 Districts of This State; Capital City Identified as Containment Zone

2. For the first 15 days, only the students of classes 10, 11 and 12 will be asked to attend the school.

3. However, not all the students of these classes will be called. If there are four sections, two sections will come on every alternate day.

4. All schools will run in shifts 8 to 11 am and 12 to 3 pm. The one-hour gap between the shifts will be used for sanitising.

5. Primary sections will not be allowed to reopen now.

Published:Fri, August 07, 2020 6:42pm

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