Primary School Open: The Ministry of Home Affairs vide Order no. 40-3/2020-DM-I (A) dated 30th
September 2020 , has issued guidelines for re-opening, following lockdown
measures put in place for containment of COVID-19 in the country under the
under the Disaster Management Act, 2005.
outside the Containment, Zones is the re-opening of schools and coaching
institutions, after 15th October 2020, in a graded manner , for which the
State/UT Government may take a decision in consultation with the
respective school/institution management, based on their assessment of the
situation and subject to the following conditions:
a. Online/distance learning shall continue to be the preferred mode of
teaching and shall be encouraged
b. Where schools are conducting online classes, and some students prefer to
attend online classes rather than physically attend school, they may be
permitted to do so.
\ Students may attend schools/institutions only with the written consent of
d. Attendance must not be enforced, and must depend entirely on parental
e. States/ UTs will prepare their own Standard Operating Procedure (SOP)
regarding health and safety precautions for reopening of
schools/institutions based on SOP to be issued by Department of School
Education and Literacy (DoSEL), Ministry of Education, Government of
India, keeping local requirements in view.
f. Schools which are allowed to open, will have to mandatorily follow the
SOP to be issued by Education Departments of States/UTs prepared as
Accordingly, the Department of School Education and Literacy , Ministry of
Education, has prepared the following guidelines/SOP for re-opening of schools.
The guidelines are divided into two parts:
a) Part I refers to the health and safety aspects for reopening schools. These are
based on the prevailing instructions of Ministry of Home Affairs and Ministry
of Health and Family Welfare with regard to health and safety protocols, and
maybe implemented by adopting/adapting in accordance with the local
situation in all states/UTs. Primary School Open