Unlock 4: Grades 9-12 students can volunteer at schools
NEW DELHI: While schools and colleges will remain closed for regular activities during Unlocking 4, students in grades 9 to 12 can voluntarily visit their schools, which are located in areas outside the safety zones, for advice from teachers, said the MHA on Saturday.

This requires the written consent of the parents or legal guardians.

The MHA also clarified that qualification or entrepreneurship training is also permitted in national qualification institutes, industrial training institutes (ITIs), short-term training centers registered with the National Skill Development Corporation, or state skills development missions or other government departments of India are or state governments.

“The National Institute for Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development (NIESBUD), the Indian Institute for Entrepreneurship (IIE) and their training providers will also be approved,” says the MHA policy. All of this will be allowed after September 21, for which SOPs are also allowed.

Meanwhile, higher education institutions can also only be admitted to researchers such as postgraduate and graduate students from technical and professional programs that require laboratory or experimental programs. However, these will be approved by the Department of Higher Education (DHE) in consultation with MHA based on their assessment of the situation and taking into account the incidence of Covid-19 in the States and UTs.

Outside the security zones, all activities are permitted except cinemas, swimming pools, amusement parks, theaters (excluding open-air theaters) and similar places. In the meantime, international air traffic also remains outside the borders, unless this is permitted by the MHA.

However, lockdown will continue to be strictly implemented in the containment zones until September 30, 2020.

It is also added that the containment zones should be demarcated by the district authorities at the micro level, taking into account the guidelines of the MoHFW, in order to effectively break the chain of transmission. Strict containment measures are enforced in these containment zones and only essential activity is allowed, adds the MHA.

Not surprisingly, strict perimeter controls must be adhered to within the containment zones and only essential activities are allowed. These zones are notified on the websites of their district collectors as well as by the states or UTs, and information is also shared with MOHFW.

However, the MHA has categorically stated that states will not impose local lockdowns at the state, district, subdivision, city or village level outside of the security zones without prior consultation with the central government.


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