Unlock 4: Educational institutions will be closed until September 30th
NEW DELHI: Schools, colleges, educational and coaching facilities will remain closed until September 30, 2020 according to the Unlock 4 guidelines issued by the Interior Ministry on Saturday. In areas outside the safety zones, however, students in grades IX to XII are allowed to attend schools voluntarily, according to the new directive.

According to the gradual reopening as per the guidelines, online / distance learning will still be allowed while the educational institutions will also remain closed for the month of September.

States / UTs are allowed to call 50% of teachers and non-teaching staff at the same time at schools for online teaching and tele-counseling in areas outside of the security zones starting September 21, 2020, according to the MHA regulation The Department of Health and Family Welfare will issue standard operating procedures for this.

From September 21, 2020, pupils in upper secondary and upper secondary level will be allowed to visit schools to receive advice from their teachers. However, this must be done outside the safety zone and on a voluntary basis and with the written consent of parents / legal guardians.

Qualification or entrepreneurship institutions, including ITIs, NIESBUD, IIE and short-term training centers registered with NSDC or state skill development missions or other ministries under different governments, are allowed to resume their activities from September 21, 2020.

The Department of Higher Education, in consultation with the MHA and based on the assessment of the situation and incidence of Covid-19 in the states / UTs, will only allow Research Scientists (PhD) and postgraduate degrees from laboratory and professional programs to operate in higher education institutions Experimental work required.


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