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Physical classes for Std I to V to reopen from Oct 25

18/10/2021 at 6:05 PM

Karnataka, Oct 18: Physical classes for Std 1 to 5 will reopen from October 25 in the state. The classes will run strictly adhering to Covid-19 appropriate behavior and SOPs issued by the Department of Primary and Secondary Education.

Here is the new Guideline:

I. Easing of operations at the airports in Karnataka for international arrivals.

a. To discontinue SPO2 routine check (except in cases of fever, cough, cold, difficulty in breathing, etc).

b. To discontinue RT-PCR test report checking on arrival, except for those from selected countries, notified by the Government of India, to be conducted at the airport. Instead, there will be mandatory uploading of RT-PCR report in Air Suvidha portal by the passenger and checking of the same by the concerned Airlines before the boarding of the passenger.

c. Reorganizing the monitoring of passengers via automated thermal cameras.

2. With respect to the protocol of quarantine for arrivals from the United Kingdom, the prevailing guidelines issued by the concerned Ministry of Government of India will be followed. Clarification regarding the same will be issued by the Department of Health and Family Welfare.

3. Class from In to 5th standards permitted to reopen from October 25th, 2021, strictly adhering to COVID- I 9 Appropriate Behaviour and SOPs issued by the Department of Primary and Secondary Education.

A parental consent letter for physical classes is mandatory. There shall be screening for COVID 19 symptoms on entry, 50% of the capacity in a classroom, provision of hand sanitizers, the physical distancing of one-meter minimum as practically feasible, no crowding, particularly at school entry and exit. The classrooms and restrooms will be disinfected daily using 1% Sodium Hypochlorite solution. Only teachers and staff who have been vaccinated with two doses of COVID 19 vaccination will be allowed in classes 1′ to 5th standard. There shall be additional use of face shields by teachers who are over 50 years of age. The Operational Guidelines on re-opening of classes Ito 5 will be issued by the Department of Primary and Secondary Education.

4. Swimming pools permitted to operate stipulated to the following conditions:

 a. 50% capacity of each batch shall be allowed, with a display of the number allowable at the entrance.

b. At entry all shall be screened for fever and respiratory symptoms.

 c. Only asymptomatics shall be allowed.

d. Only those with two-dose vaccination certificates shall be allowed.

e. After every batch-the restrooms, walkways, and other common areas used by the swimmers shall be disinfected using 1% Sodium Hypochlorite solution.

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