GSEB Guidelines for Health and Safety Protocols on School Resumption

SOP Guidelines Gujarat Schools: The Ministry of Home Affairs has issued guidelines for reopening what was closed following the lockdown measures for control of COVID-19 in the country under the Disaster Management Act 2005 dated 30 September 2020. Schools and coaching institutes should be re-opened after 15th October 2020 in the activities sanctioned outside the content zone for which the State and Union Territory Government may take decisions subject to the following conditions based on situation assessment in consultation with the concerned school and institute administrators.

- Online and distance learning will be the primary mode of education and will be encouraged.

- Where schools run online classes and some students prefer to attend online classes instead of physically attending school, they should be allowed.

- The student will be able to attend schools or institutions only with the written consent of the parents.

- Attendance cannot be insisted upon and will have to rely entirely on parental consent.

- States and Union Territories will have to prepare their own standard operating procedures on health and safety precautions for reopening schools and institutions in the Union Territory keeping in view the local requirements based on the standard operating procedures provided by the Department of School Education and Literacy, Ministry of Education, Government of India.

- Schools which are allowed to open will have to comply with the SOP issued by the Education Departments of the States and Union Territories, prepared as above.

SOP Guidelines For Gujarat Schools

શાળાઓ ફરી શરુ કરવા અંગે સ્વાસ્થ્ય અને સલામતી પ્રોટોકોલ માટેની માર્ગદર્શિકા | Guidelines for Health and Safety Protocols on School Resumption:

The Department of School Education and Literacy of the Ministry of Education has prepared the following guidelines for reopening schools. This guide is divided into two sections by the Department of Education.

1) Regarding the health and safety aspects for reopening schools. This is based on the existing instructions of the Ministry of Home Affairs and the Ministry of Health and Family regarding health and safety protocols. All the States and Union Territories can implement it by modifying it to suit the local situation.

2) Refers to academic aspects related to teaching such as teaching and curriculum with physical and social distance, instructional load, schedule, assessment etc. These are the guidelines. States and Union Territories may use such guidelines as they see fit.

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