Schools, colleges and coaching centres in Delhi have been reopened today. Delhi Disaster Management Authority has directed that the classes to function at 50 per cent capacity to maintain social distancing as per Covid protocol. Classes 9 to 12 opened today while those for standards 6 to 8 are expected to restart from 8th of September. However, in the morning and evening shifts, there will be a gap of at least one hour between the two shifts.
Delhi government has said that no student will be forced to attend the school and the consent of parents is mandatory. Students, teachers and employees living in containment zones will not be allowed. Heads of schools and institutes have been advised to regularly sanitize class rooms, common areas and entry gates. Children have been asked not to share their food, books and other stationery items. According to Delhi government, 98 per cent of teachers and staff in government schools have received their first dose of vaccination.