The Directorate of Education, Government of Delhi, has published Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for students as schools in Delhi for Class 10 and Class 12 reopen. Students in Class 10th and 12th were previously allowed to come to school for admission, counselling, guidance, or practical activities linked to board exams.
Students who wish to attend school must bring a consent letter from their parents, according to the SOPs. Online classes will continue, and those who wish to do so will be permitted to do so.
The Head of School will arrange the students’ schedules so that the coronavirus protocol can be followed in class or in the lab. Students and teachers who exhibit any of these signs will not be permitted to attend school.
In addition, the new SOPs have made thermal scanning necessary at the school’s entrance gate. Hand sanitization will be required upon entering a school, classroom, laboratory, or other public location. Inside the school, a quarantine room will need to be set up in case of an emergency.
After consulting with the Delhi Disaster Management Authority, the decision to reopen the schools was made (DDMA). Manish Sisodia, the Deputy Chief Minister, stated that there has already been enough loss of education due to school closures over the past year. He also stated that the government has received more than 35,000 suggestions about the reopening of schools. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal, Niti Aayog member VK Paul, AIIMS Chief Dr Randeep Guleria, ICMR Director General Balram Bhargava, Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain, and other officials were in attendance at the DDMA meeting.
In light of the COVID-19 issue in Delhi, the Delhi government sought input from teachers and parents.