Amid the rise of covid cases in the National Capital, Delhi Govt has issued guidelines stating that no students and staff should be allowed to enter the school premises without thermal scanning and if any of them tests positive for Covid the school must ensure appropriate measures be taken to quarantine that individual.
Schools have also been advised to ask students to not share lunch and stationery items, the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) issued by the city government stated.
Parents should be advised to not send their ward to school if the child or any member in the family tests positive or shows Covid symptoms. All entry and exit gates of school buildings should be used to avoid crowding at the time of entry and exit of students, the guidelines said.
"If a student, as well as a staff member, as a staff member displays any Covid symptoms, they should be moved away from other people into an outdoor ventilated space or quarantine room," the SOP stated.
The students have started offline classes after a two-year gap which is a huge loss of learning and knowledge for students. Delhi govt is not ready to shut schools for now as it would impact the learning of the children and thus, important guidelines have to be regulated to be followed by all schools.
"Teachers are also directed to report to the principal immediately if any student in the class is found with Covid symptoms. The same must be reported to zonal and district authorities and the school may close specific wings temporarily or the area may be cordoned off," it stated.
The national capital on Tuesday (April 26) reported 1204 Covid-19, 1 death, and 863 recoveries.