Jaipur: The schools are reopening for students of classes 1-8 in Rajasthan nearly 18 months after they were closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. While the schools for students of classes 6-8 will open from October 20, they will open for students of classes 1-5 from October 27. The education department has released guidelines that the schools would need to follow.
The maximum attendance of students has been capped at 50% of the capacity. The district education department officers will need to ensure that teachers, drivers of school autos and buses and all non-teaching staff have been administered at least one vaccine dose.
The class will be closed for at least 10 days if a teacher or a student tested positive. The children will need to show written permission from the parents before attending classes. The student would not be forced to attend the school. No morning prayers will be held and the student would join the classes directly.
All the students and teachers would need to wear masks. Those who show up without masks must be provided one by the school administration.
All teaching and non-teaching staff members and students will be screened at the entrance gate. Furniture, stationery items and equipment must be sanitized on a daily basis. If a student is tested positive, the school administration will need to arrange for an ambulance and rush him or her to the hospital.