Delhi schools reopen: Many important issues are going to be discussed at DDMA’s COVID-19 review meeting on Friday 04 February 2022 in Delhi. This could range from opening schools in the state to easing other restrictions. There is speculation that a decision on reopening the schools may be taken at a meeting of the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) from next week. Because the last meeting held on January 27 did not talk about this. The parents’ association has requested the Delhi government to reopen the schools by submitting letters and petitions to Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and Lieutenant Governor (L-G) Anil Baijal. The Delhi government had recommended reopening of schools at the last DDMA meeting.

The Delhi government is in favor of reopening schools. Delhi Deputy Chief Minister and Education Minister Manish Sisodia is also pushing for opening schools for the benefit of students. He said that it was necessary to reopen the schools so as not to harm the socio-emotional health of the students. “Our priority during Kovid was the safety of the children,” he added. But now various researches have found that it is not so harmful for children, so schools need to be reopened, because now is the time for exams and related preparations.

At the same time, the parents’ association is urging schools to reopen. Manish Sisodia himself informed about this through his Twitter handle. He said in a tweet that a delegation of more than 1,600 parents had signed a memorandum in favor of reopening the school.

Delhi schools may open from this date
The DDM meeting to be held on 04 February may decide to reopen the schools from next week i.e. 07 February 2022. However, at present, senior students i.e. students of standard 9 to 12 can be called for offline classes. After this, junior class students can be called to the school in stages.

These important rules may apply when the Delhi school opens

  • Written approval of a parent is required to attend school.
  • Necessary rules including face mask or face shield, social distance and hand sanitizer should be observed.
  • School staff and students between the ages of 15 and 18 should be vaccinated.
  • The school cannot put pressure on parents if they do not want to send their children to school.
  • Therma screening can be done at the school entrance.
  • Online classes will also continue.
  • It is necessary to periodically sanitize the school campus.

The DDMA took these decisions at its last meeting
It may be recalled that in the last meeting held on January 27, the DDMA relaxed other restrictions while abolishing the weekend curfew. Of these, cinema halls, gyms, amusement parks etc. were allowed to open with 50 per cent capacity and about 200 people were allowed to attend the wedding. Apart from this, decisions were also taken to call the staff in government offices in Delhi.

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