In Karnataka, Department of Public Instruction has released protocols for the reopening of offline classes from standard 9 to 12 from August 23.
Only those districts which record Covid Positivity rate below two percent are allowed to reopen physical classes following the Standard Operating Procedures.
AIR Correspondent reports, the physical classes are not compulsory for students with the option to continue their online or alternate medium of classes.
Students who desire to attend the classes in person can attend the schools for half a day.
Their parents need to sign a consent letter while sending their children while mentioning that their wards have no Covid symptoms.
The students will be split into groups of 15 to 20 and each batch will have separate classes.
Students have to get their lunch from home and warm water will be provided in the schools and colleges. Sanitisation for Covid will take place every day.
Toilets and urinals have to be cleaned with hypochlorite solution.
Hand sanitisers or soaps will be provided along with thermal scanning. Mask and face shields will be mandatory.
Each student will keep 3 to 6 feet distance for which boxes demarcating the distance will be drawn in the schools and colleges.