Source: Hindustan Times
Karnataka government on Monday announced the reopening of schools in the state for classes 1 to 5 from October 25 amid a sustained decline in Covid-19 cases. After considering the recommendation from the Covid-19 technical advisory committee, the government said the schools will be allowed to reopen physical classes while strictly adhering to Covid-19 appropriate behaviour and standard operating procedures.
According to the order, parental consent will be mandatory for attending physical classes. The department of primary and secondary education has mandated screening for Covid-19 symptoms on entry.
The classes will be held with 50% of the seating capacity of the classroom. Schools have to ensure the provision of hand sanitizers and physical distancing of one-meter minimum as practically feasible.
Teachers and staff who have been vaccinated with two doses of the Covid-19 vaccine will be allowed in classes 1 to 5. Teachers over 50 years of age have to use face shields.
"Class from 1st to 5th standards permitted to reopen from October 25th 2021, strictly adhering to Covid-19 Appropriate Behaviour and SOPs issued by the Department of Primary and Secondary Education," the government said in its order.