After reviewing the COVID scenario in the state of Gujarat, the government is planning to reopen schools and colleges from July 15 onwards. Schools will resume Class 12 regular schooling and colleges are expected to start classes for undergraduate and postgraduate programs.
Only 50 per cent of students will be allowed to attend campuses. Students can attend physical classes on a voluntary basis. Attendance will not be mandatory, as per guidelines.
“We have decided to reopen the education institutions from July 15 in a phased manner with 50% strength initially. All COVID-19 norms will be enforced by the schools and colleges who reopen their classes,” a state government release said.
Schools and colleges will have to follow strict COVID-19 guidelines and follow the standard operating principles including mandatory masks, social distancing, sanitization among others.