CM Arvind Kejriwal in his tweet today (25th February 2022) declared, “Schools to function fully offline from 1 Apr”
As per DDMA (Delhi Disaster Management Authority) guidelines, all schools in Delhi will shift to offline mode of conducting classes from the 1st of April. This rule applies to all classes, ie, Nursery to 12.
The Chief Minister declared that the DDMA has withdrawn all restrictions as there has been a steady decrease of COVID -19 cases. This decision was made keeping in mind the hardships people were facing due to loss of jobs.
Fines for not wearing masks have been reduced to Rs 500. The CM also urged citizens to follow COVID-19 appropriate behaviour and that the government will keep a strict watch on the same.
Schools Delhi had already reopened for all classes and was being conducted in the hybrid mode. As of now, classes for standards 9-12 are being conducted in the physical mode.
The centre has dropped the clause that required parents’ consent for students to attend physical classes. However, the Delhi government has decided to continue with this clause. On the other hand, schools have the authority to decide on the number of students they want to accommodate based on their infrastructure, keeping in mind COVID-19 protocols.
Source: NDTV Education