Schools in Punjab open with COVID-19 protocols in place

With COVID-19 cases declining in Punjab, the State government has allowed the reopening of schools for all classes from  Monday, August 2. “All schools are allowed to open for all classes from August 2, 2021. The school will have to follow proper protocols to ensure COVID-19-appropriate behaviour. The department of School Education shall issue a notification in this regard, according to the directive from the Home Department.

The guidelines added Students have also been asked to carry their own sanitizer. Wearing a mask has been made mandatory. All teachers have received double doses of vaccines for protection against the virus. We have reduced the strength of classes to 50 percent." The district authorities shall also continue to ensure strict implementation of all directives on COVID-appropriate behaviour, including social distancing and wearing of masks.

Earlier, the Punjab govt had permitted schools to reopen for students of Classes 10 to 12 from July 26. On July 31, an order issued by the state government stated the reopening of the government and non-government schools from August 2. The Punjab government had declared preparatory leave in schools for all the classes earlier on March 12 this year, due to a surge in Covid cases in the state.

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