School reopening news in India
Schools in India have been shut down since March 2020 due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Still, there is uncertainty regarding the school reopening date in India.
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.
With the increasing number of recovered cases, many organisations have started functioning with a limited number of staff members. Now, parents, students and teachers are curiously waiting to resume the normal schedule. They have a common question, “when does school reopen in India’.
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.
From September 1 or September 5, schools will be allowed to reopen, depending on whether the state government permits or not.
For the first 15 days, only the students of classes 10, 11 and 12 will be asked to attend the school.
However, not all the students of these classes will be called. If there are four sections, two sections will come on every alternate day.
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.
Primary sections will not be allowed to reopen now.