Schools in Delhi set to reopen junior classes from November 1
- Many parents also wanted to restart physical classes for the children of classes 6-8
- DDMA has finally decided to allow the remaining students to attend their classes
- It is also looking ahead to the upcoming festive seasons
Schools in Delhi are set to reopen in a phased manner of the remaining classes (nursery to class 8) from November 1, 2021. On Wednesday, the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) has announced the reopening of schools in the national capital following Coronavirus protocols.
Many parents also wanted to restart physical classes for the children of classes 6-8. It has been reported that the DDMA intends to contact the department of education to review the progress of students already in classes; Officials also sought expert opinion to further assess the potential risks to the opening of the remaining classrooms.
The DDMA maintained that the Covid situation in the city is "good" but precautions must be maintained, sources present in the meeting chaired by Lt Governor Anil Baijal said.
During Wednesday's meeting, the DDMA has finally decided to allow the remaining students to attend their classes from November 1, but the mechanisms for opening the stages will be determined at the first DDMA meeting after Dussehra, officials said.
All the government and private schools in Delhi for classes nine to 12 were allowed to reopen on September 1 by the Delhi Disaster Management Authority.
In another announcement, the government body has also put in place a series of procedures to monitor Dussehra and Durga Puja in Delhi, although there are limitations such as crowd strength restrictions, mask compliance, etc. due to the existing coronavirus (Covid-19) condition.
The DDMA is looking ahead to the upcoming festive season because there is always a risk of spreading Covid-19 virus. He called on the organizers to convene a meeting at all the seats.
Meanwhile, Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal, at a meeting of DDMA said that it was decided to consider opening middle school classes 6-8, after the festive season as suggested by the experts.
Also, no restaurants or exhibitions can be held as part of the festivities. In addition to the 100 per cent compliance, the DDMA has made it mandatory to ensure that there are separate entry and exit gate for all festivals in the national capital.