Delhi schools and colleges will reopen from November 1; Consult the guidelines issued by DDMA

Reopening of schools in Delhi: Amid the decline in COVID-19 cases across the country, the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) has approved the reopening of all Delhi schools, colleges and other educational institutions from Monday, November 1, 2021, under strict COVID guidelines. Earlier on Wednesday, October 27, Delhi’s Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia took to the microblogging site to announce the reopening of schools and called on school authorities to ensure that classes run according to a schedule. hybrid model. Notably, Sisodia also urged parents not to force their wards to go to school.

Currently, all Delhi schools have only been allowed to call 50% of students and all teachers and other school members must be fully immunized as per Delhi government guidelines. Previously, the DDMA panel had suggested reopening schools for grades 6-8 only in Delhi. However, the decision was subsequently changed and all classes were asked to resume from Monday November 1. This came after the DDMA panel noted that there had been no spike in COVID-19 cases after the reopening of classes 9 to 12.

Delhi schools reopen: find out the key points of the guidelines

  • All students, teachers and other staff residing in the containment zones will not be permitted to enter the school campus.
  • Children are strictly asked not to share any materials with their peers, including food, books, or other stationery.
  • Students will be expected to follow a phased entry and exit system.
  • No more than 50% of total students are allowed to attend classes.
  • Thermal scanners are mandatory at the entrance gates of all schools.
  • Students were also instructed to strictly adhere to COVID safety protocols, such as wearing masks and maintaining social distancing.

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