The Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) on Monday issued guidelines for reopening schools, colleges and coaching institutes.
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“The building is being fully sanitized and regular cleaning and sanitation of common areas and classrooms will be arranged. We have sent consent forms to parents and in response we will draft a schedule from next week.” This week will be used to allow students to persevere after long breaks from classroom studies, ”said the principal of a top private school.
Following the significant improvement in the coveted situation in the national capital, the Delhi government on Friday announced that schools, colleges and coaching institutes for classes 9 to 12 would be reopened from September 1.
The Delhi government has made it clear that no student will be forced to attend physical classes and the consent of parents will be mandatory.
“We have made it mandatory for every employee to vaccinate themselves, together we can only be successful if all stakeholders, especially parents, cooperate with us.
“Children need to be alert and aware of their regular habits and interactions at school,” said Anshu Mittal, principal of MRG School, Rohini.
Alka Kapoor, principal of Shalimar Bagh Modern Public School, said the school has replaced the conventional plumbing system with touchless water pipes and installed touchless sanitizers and dispensers at various points on the school premises.
“We are very excited for our students to return to school but at the same time, we are extra vigilant because we have to be extremely careful in adhering to the Covid protocol.
“After thorough discussion and consideration of various stakeholders, we have formulated realistic rules for all staff and students to follow. Strict training sessions and workshops have been conducted to inform the school fraternity about their cowardly rules,” he said.
Although DDMA has allowed school bus service, not all schools are ready to launch transportation services and are still working on the details.
“So far, the school is not providing bus or any transportation facilities. Students who wish to attend the school have to come on their own.”
The Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) has announced guidelines for reopening schools and colleges from September 1, allowing only 50 per cent students per classroom, avoiding compulsory thermal screening, stalled lunch breaks, alternative seating arrangements and regular guest visits.
The DDMA said students, teachers and non-teaching staff living in the Covid Containment Zone would not be allowed to come to the school-college.
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