According to the press release published on August 29, schools, colleges, educational and coaching facilities will remain closed to students and regular classroom activities until September 30, 2020. However, online and distance learning will continue.
It said that social / academic / sports / entertainment / cultural / religious / political functions and other communities will be allowed from September 21st with a limit of 100 people.
States / UTs will be able to call up to 50% of teaching and non-teaching staff at the same time to schools for online teaching / tele-counseling and related work starting September 21, 2020, in areas outside the security zones of the Department of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) will issue standard operating instructions (SOP).
A government statement said students in grades 9 through 12 are allowed to voluntarily attend their schools in areas outside the security zones for advice from their teachers. “This requires written consent from your parent / guardian,” he added.
It also states that higher education institutions for research scientists (PhD) and graduate students from technical and professional programs that require laboratory / experimental work may be approved by the Department of Higher Education in consultation with MHA.