Health Ministry Issues Guidelines For Reopening Of Schools From September 21

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has issued Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for the partial reopening of schools for students of 9th to 12th Classes voluntarily for taking guidance from their teachers amid COVID-19 pandemic. This activity will be available from September 21, 2020. Earlier, the Ministry has issued SOP for conducting the final year exams. Explore the generic preventive measures for students and arrangements needed at schools for reopening.


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Health Ministry Rules For Reopening Of Schools

The official notice of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare reads, "SOP outlines various generic precautionary measures to be adopted in addition to specific measures to be taken when schools are permitting students (for 9th to 12th class) in the specific context, to prevent spread of COVID-19. All States/UTs are expected to comply with the COVID-19 related guidelines issued by Ministry of Home Affairs and Ministry of Health & Family Welfare."

Ministry of Health tweeted, "Health Ministry issues SOP for partial reopening of Schools for students of 9th-12th classes on a voluntary basis, for taking guidance from their teachers in the context of COVID19."

Health Ministry has issued the generic preventive measures that are to be followed by everyone (students, teachers and employees) to reduce the risk of COVID-19. One should follow the social distancing guidelines including the use of face masks, maintaining at least six feet of distance, installation of Aarogya Setu App and prohibition of spitting.

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