Himachal Pradesh reopens schools for Class 8 from today; Check COVID-19 guidelines here

Attendance of Himachal Pradesh Classes 9 to 12 has been extended from the existing 3 days to all working days of the week starting from today.

Himachal Pradesh reopens schools for Class 8 from today; Check COVID-19 guidelines here Himachal Pradesh reopens schools today
Anu Parthiban | Oct 11, 2021 - 11:55 a.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: The Himachal Pradesh government has allowed the reopening of all government and private schools for students of Class 8 from today (October 11) with strict adherence to COVID-19 guidelines.

The state government in an official notice addressing all government and private school principals said, “Education Department is allowed to open the Schools from class 8th onwards will be open w.e.f. 11-10-2021 on all working days subject to SOP’s issued by Education Department adhering to the safety guidelines and appropriate behavior as per COVID-19 protocol.”

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Attendance of Classes 9 to 12 has been extended from the existing 3 days to all working days of the week starting from today, as per the government notification.

The state government has also asked the school administration to ensure compulsory wearing of masks, hand sanitization and maintenance of physical distancing.

Online study material through ‘Har Ghar Pathashala’ will also continue to be available to the students.

“To ensure staggering of students and to follow all the SOPs and Covid-19 guidelines, all the principals and headmasters are authorized to implement the micro plan already prepared for their respective school, as per availability of the accommodation,” the notification further read.

The Himachal Pradesh government allowed the opening of schools for Classes 10 to 12 from August 2. It had earlier allowed students of Classes 5 and 8 to visit schools to clear their doubts about topics.


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