Centre allows reopening of schools from September 21 for Classes 9-12

Centre allows reopening of schools from September 21 for Classes 9-12 Source: Shutterstock
Team Careers360 | Sep 8, 2020 - 8:07 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has allowed reopening schools for resuming activities in Classes 9 to 12 from September 21. The ministry said that students of these classes can come to school on a “voluntary basis.”

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, in the guidelines, said: “The Government of India is following a phase-wise unlocking of activities. In days to come, this would also involve partial resumption of activities in schools for students of Classes 9 to 12 on a voluntary basis for taking guidance from their teachers. This would be allowed from September 21, 2020.”

The ministry has issued social distancing guidelines such as the strict use of face masks, maintaining six feet distance between students, installation of Aarogya Setu application “wherever feasible”, prohibition of spitting, etc.

Schools and other educational institutions were closed from March 16 following the COVID-19 outbreak.

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