Govt issues SOP for partial reopening of Schools for class 9-12 from Sept 21

TNI Bureau: The Health Ministry today issued guidelines for reopening of schools for classes 9 to 12 on voluntary basis, for taking guidance from their teachers.

This would be allowed from 21stSeptember 2020.

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The directive also mentions various precautionary measures to be adopted by all (teachers, employees and students) at all times when schools are permitting students.

These include:
? Physical distancing of at least 6 feet to be followed as far as feasible.
? Use of face covers/masks to be made mandatory.
? Only asymptomatic persons (teachers, employeesand students) to be allowed in the premises. If a teacher/employee/student is found to be symptomatic, he/sheshould be referred to nearest health cente.
? Frequent hand washing with soap (for at least 40-60 seconds) even when hands are not visibly dirty.
? Use of alcohol-based hand sanitizers (for at least 20 seconds) can be donewherever feasible.
? Respiratory etiquettes to be strictly followed. This involves strict practice of covering one’s mouth and nose while coughing/sneezing with a tissue/handkerchief/flexed elbow and disposing off used tissues properly.
? Self-monitoring of health by all and reporting any illness at the earliest.
? Spitting shall be strictly prohibited.
? Installation & use of Aarogya Setu App may be advised wherever feasible

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