Amid the rising cases of Covid-19 in Delhi, the state government has now issued new guidelines for schools. The new SOPs state that no student or staff should be allowed entry into school premises without thermal scanning and if any of them tests Covid positive, the institute’s authorities must take appropriate measures. Schools have also been advised to ask students to not share lunch and stationery items.
Parents should be advised to not send their ward to school if the child or any member in the family tests positive or shows Covid symptoms. If a student, as well as a staff member, displays any Covid symptoms, they should be moved away from other people and should immediately be quarantined.
Teachers are also instructed to report to the principal immediately if any student in the class is found with covid symptoms. The same must be reported to zonal and district authorities and the school may close a specific wing temporarily. All the entry and exit gates of the school building should be used to avoid crowding.
The help of volunteers may be taken to avoid crowding. No student and staff should be allowed to enter the premises without the thermal scanning.
Schools across Delhi-NCR have sprung into action following a jump in Covid cases and are taking various measures, including frequent sanitization, to restrict the spread of the virus to a minimum and thus avoid a shutdown of the campus.
The Haryana education department has directed schools in the state not to make it mandatory for students to attend physical classes.
The Delhi government had last week issued guidelines for schools asking them to close specific areas or classrooms wherever any student or teacher is found infected.