All schools for Classes 1 to 5 in Uttar Pradesh will open today keeping in mind the necessary Covid norms. Guidelines in this regard have already been issued to all District Basic Education Officers in the state. AIR correspondent reports that school administration will be responsible for the strict adherence of the covid guidelines. At the entry gate of every school, thermal screening of children will be done to check for Covid symptoms. Sanitizers will be arranged in classrooms and teaching will be conducted in two shifts.
However, it is mandatory for students to get the permission of their parents for attending physical classes. Children who do not wish to attend offline classes will be allowed to join classes online. Schools in state had already opened for classes 9 to12 from August 16, and for Classes 6 to 8 for studies from August 23. However, attendance for students has not been made compulsory.