Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi Government has issued guidelines and COVID-19 SOP for reopening Schools. schools for class 9 and 12 students are going to reopen for physical or offline classes from 1st September 2021.
The Delhi Disaster Management Authority, DDMA has also issued detailed guidelines and SOPs to keep students and staff members safe following the reopening.
According to the SOPs, classes would be filled only upto 50% seating capacity and every classroom will have to follow a different way to ensure that social distancing is maintained.
Delhi Shcool, College Guideliens Details
50% Capacity: Schools, Colleges and Coaching Classes allowed to reopen in the national capital will be allowed to operate only at 50%.
Voluntary Attendance: students have the option to either attend physical /offline classes or continue to attend offline classes.
1 Hour Gap Between Shifts: Schools that run two shifts i.e. morning and afternoon shifts have been asked to have at least 1-hour gap between both shifts.
Seating Arrangements: To ensure that the guidelines regarding social distancing are followed in letter and spirit, schools have been asked to prepare alternative and spaced seating plans for the students.
No Sharing of Personal Items: Students attending classes on campus have been asked to refrain from sharing food, water, books, stationery items, or anything else.
Staggered Lunch Breaks: School authorities have been asked to follow staggered lunch break timings to avoid overcrowding of students in cafeteria or any one location.
Parental Consent Mandatory: All students who want to attend physical or offline classes at school are required to carry parental consent form.
Mandatory Quarantine Facilities: All schools and educational institutions have been asked to create a quarantine facility that may be used in case any student or staff member exhibits symptoms of COVID-19.
Thermal Scanning and Masks: Educational Institutes must have thermal scanners at the entry gate. Masks will be necessary for children as well as staff. Sanitization of hands has to be done at the entry gate.
Vaccination for School Staff members: All staff members, both teaching and non-teaching are required to get vaccinated before they are allowed to resume duty on campus.