Maharashtra government has issued guidelines to reopen primary schools from December 1.
Since the outbreak of the COVID 19 pandemic, the schools were all shut down and in-person classes were put on hold. As the scenario is improving, many schools have started with offline classes. The state government has observed COVID 19 appropriate behaviour and proper vaccination of teachers, staffs in the schools.
According to the Maharashtra’s health department’s guidelines, the schools will reopen from classes 1 to 4 in rural classes and from classes 1 to 7 in urban areas.
The government is ensuring that all schools should follow Covid appropriate behaviour such as maintaining social distance of six feet, wearing face masks, and washing hands need to be followed on reopening of schools.
Students and teachers residing in containment zones should not be allowed to attend school, the guidelines stated.
The Maharashtra cabinet recently decided to reopen schools for students of Classes 1 to 4 in rural areas and Classes 1 to 7 in urban areas from December 1. “After discussing the issue with Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, the cabinet and the paediatric task force, we have decided to reopen schools for Classes 1 to 4 in rural areas and Classes 1 to 7 in urban areas from December 1,” School Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad had said in a statement lately.