Schools reopen in UP, Punjab, Sikkim today latest news

After a gap of over 6-7 months, schools in Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and Sikkim reopened from Monday, October 19, 2020. As a part of Unlock 5.0, students of 9th to 12th can now visit their respective schools to take offline classes. The students should note that the online class will continue along with offline and no students will be forced to come to school. Students would need a written consent from their parents to attend offline classes at school. All the schools have been asked to follow strict Covid-19 safety guidelines issued by the state authorities.

Important Safety Guidelines

Students without mask will not be allowed to enter the school. Also, only 50% students will be called on one day, while the remaining 50% students will be called for class the next day. All students must wear full sleeve shirt or T-shirt, full pants and shoes with socks. Any student, teacher or school staff with Covid-19 symptoms like cough and cold will not be allowed to enter the school.

Social distancing rule has to be followed during classes as well. The schools have been instructed to ensure that the students sit at a sufficient distance from each other. Also, there will be daily cleaning and sanitization of the entire classroom and school premises, along with furniture, stationery, canteen, lab.

Schools reopen in UP

As per class schedule released by the Uttar Pradesh govt, the classes will be held in two shifts. The first shift will begin from 8:50 am to 3:50 pm, while the second shift will be held from 12:20 pm to 3:20 pm. The classes for 9th and 10th students will be held in first shift, while classes for 11th and 12th students will be conducted in second shift.

Schools reopen in Punjab

In Punjab, schools for 9th to 12th students will reopen in the areas outside containment zones. Schools will open for three hours a day for 9th to 12th students.

Schools reopen in Sikkim

In Sikkim, winter holidays will be done away completely this year. The classes will be held six days a week, with Saturday being a half day.

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