Online classes will continue for students of 1-8, till further orders.
In light of the lowering transmission rate of coronavirus, the state of Rajasthan on Thursday announced the reopening of schools across Jaipur & other districts from September 1. Offline classes will only be permitted for students of standards 9 to 12, highlighted reports. The junior classes, 1 to 8, will continue to run in the online format, until further orders.
SOPs for precautions against pandemic
A committee of ministers in Rajasthan has given the final nod to reopen schools in the state, provided adherence to all COVID-19 protocols is followed here. In line with this, the state government has affirmed an unlock for colleges, schools and coaching centres in Rajasthan from September 1.
As per the SOPs established by the state Home Department, all educational institutes will be opened with 50% capacity only. Students can only attend offline classes at the school campus with their parents' consent. School authorities are directed to refrain from pressurising parents and guardians from sending their ward to school if they are hesitant to do so.
For the purpose of maintaining social distancing, no prayer assembly shall be organised in school campuses, read guidelines. It is mandatory for all attendees, including students, teachers and other staff members to wear a face mask at all times within school premises.
The entire campus needs to be properly sanitised, read the SOPs. Spitting in educational institutes in not allowed. Reportedly, a nodal officer will be appointed to monitor the implementation of COVID-19 related norms at campuses. Those found flouting these norms shall be penalised, read reports. The guidelines also state the school premises will have to be shut for the 10 days if any person tests COVID positive.
Vaccination against Virus
The operating protocols extend to ensure that all vehicle drivers, be it bus, auto or cab that ferry children or staff to schools and back, are vaccinated. As per the guidelines, the staff should at least be immunised with the first dose of vaccine, 14 days prior to joining their duty to carry students and/or staff.
Additionally, full vaccination for all staffers at coaching centres is a mandatory prerequisite. Each member of the institute must have received two doses of the vaccine before the state of the classes, underline the guidelines.