School Reopening Update (Unlock 5.0 Guidelines): Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank Tweeted SOP; States/UTs To Decide On Reopening Schools & Coaching Institutions After October 15

School Reopening New & Updates (Unlock 5.0 Guidelines & SOP): Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has released the new guidelines. Education Ministry also tweeted the guidelines & SOP. As per the official guidelines, the government of States & UTs may decide on reopening of schools & coaching institution, after 15th October 2020, in a graded manner. The decision shall be taken in consultation with the respective school/institution management, based on their assessment of the situation, and the other condition. Here are some more details from the official notification along with latest updates.

CHECK NOW: UPSC IAS Prelims 2020 (Tough): Paper 1 & Paper 2 - Download PDF & Answers!

Education Ministry Announced Guidelines For Reopening of Schools:

DoSEL, @EduMinOfIndia has issued SOP/Guidelines for reopening of schools.

— Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank (@DrRPNishank) October 5, 2020


Schools in Delhi will remain closed till October 31

दिल्ली में सभी स्कूल कोरोना के कारण अभी 31 अक्तूबर तक बंद रहेंगे. मुख्यमंत्री @ArvindKejriwal ने कहा है कि एक अभिभावक होने के नाते वे परिस्थिति की गम्भीरता को समझते हैं. इस समय बच्चों के स्वास्थ्य को लेकर कोई ज़ोखिम लिया जाना उचित नहीं होगा.

Trending Now

— Manish Sisodia (@msisodia) October 4, 2020



Unlock 5.0 Guidelines By MHA - Download PDF


School Reopening Update (Unlock 4.0 Guidelines): Delhi & Other States Health Ministry Issues SOP For Partial Reopening Of Schools For Students Of 9th To 12th Classes Voluntarily - Download SOP & Check Updates | Unlock 4.0 Updates

Health Ministry has issued SOP (Standard Operating Procedure) for reopening of CBSE & other schools for classes 9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th voluntarily, for taking guidance from their teachers in the context of COVID-19 (This will be subject to written consent of their parents/guardians). However, this will be allowed from 21st September onwards. All the information has been published on the official twitter account of the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare. Students and others who are wondering about the school reopening date in India can check all the details. No updates have been provided for the students from class 1st to 8th.

Also Check: ⇒ Revised CBSE Syllabus 2020-21 (Reduced By 30%) PDF: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th!

School Reopening Update -  Main Points from the SOP:

Generic Preventive Measures

The generic preventive measures include simple public health measures that are to be followed to reduce the risk of COVID-19. These measures need to be observed by all (teachers, employees and students) in these places at all times. These include:

i, Physical distancing of at least 6 feet to be followed as far as feasible.

ii. Use of face covers/masks to be made mandatory.

iii. 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 done wherever feasible.

iv. 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.

v. Self-monitoring of health by all and reporting any illness at the earliest.

vi. Spitting shall be strictly prohibited.

vii. Installation & use of Aarogya Setu App may be advised wherever feasible.

All schools (with classes IX to XII) shall specifically ensure the following arrangements

i. Online/distance learning shall continue to be permitted and shall be encouraged.

ii. Students of class 9th to 12th shall be permitted to visit their school on a voluntary basis for taking guidance from their teachers. This will be subject to written consent of their parents/guardians.

Such visits and teacher – student interaction must be organized in a staggered manner.

After opening of the schools

(a) At the entry point

i. Entrance to have mandatory hand hygiene (sanitizer dispenser) and thermal screening provisions. Multiple gates/separate gates, if feasible, should be used for entry and exit.

ii. Only asymptomatic persons (teachers, employees and students) to be allowed in the premises. If

a teacher/employee/student is found to be symptomatic, he/she should be referred to nearest

health center.

iii. Posters/standees on preventive measures about COVID-19 to be displayed prominently.

iv. Proper crowd management in the parking lots, in corridors and in elevators – duly following

physical distancing norms shall be organized.

v. Entry of visitors should be strictly regulated/restricted

For complete details, download the complete SOP

Tweet from the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare:


Health Ministry issues SOP for partial reopening of Schools for students of 9th-12th classes on a voluntary basis, for taking
guidance from their teachers in the context of #COVID19.

— Ministry of Health (@MoHFW_INDIA) September 8, 2020


What is SOP?

SOP means Standard Operating Procedure.

Are schools reopening from 21st September?

The partial reopening of schools is allowed for students from 9th to 12th. Students can visit school voluntarily after written permission from parents.

Explain the meaning of voluntary basis?

It means it is not necessary to visit the school regularly. Only students who need guidance from teachers can visit the school with written permission from parents.

What is SOP for school reopening?

Health Ministry has issued SOP for a partial reopening of schools for students of 9th to 12th classes voluntarily. The SOP is available in PDF format for download from above.

When CBSE school will open?

Schools affiliated to CBSE & other boards can open for students from 9th to 12th from 21st September onwards. Students can visit school voluntarily after written permission from parents. More details are available above.

Related Categories

Live users reading now