Health Ministry Issues SOPs For Reopening Skill Training Institutions & Higher Education Institutions


New Delhi: The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare issued standard operating procedures (SOP) for skill training institutions and high education institutions, late on Sunday evening.

According to a Hindustan Times report, the institutions conducting technical programs and requiring laboratory work have been allowed to open by the Centre from September 21 as part of Unlock 4.0.

According to the guideline issues, seating arrangement for students should ensure a distance of six feet. The classroom activities should be staggered, with separate time slots, to allow adequate physical distancing and disinfection of classroom premises.

Moreover, academic scheduling should have a mixture of both regular classroom teaching and online teaching or assessments.

Wearing masks has been made compulsory for teachers and students both throughout the teaching activities. Also, sharing of items like laptops, stationery, notebooks etc. between students has been disallowed.

Under Unlock 4.0, Metro services have already resumed with schools reopening on September 21, however, only for classes IX to XII.

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