New Delhi: The Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Tuesday extended the unlock guidelines for reopening of schools and colleges till November 30. The Unlock 5 guidelines
As per a notification issued today, the School reopening guidelines, released on September 30, will remain in force till November 30.
Thus, there are no fresh changes in the latest guidelines and all major activities have already been allowed. The notification further added that strict lockdown will continue in the containment zones, it has said.
The latest guidelines on unlock issued earlier today has also asked people to exercise extreme caution and follow Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s "Jan Aandolan" launched earlier this month to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic.
It needs mention here that almost all activities have been gradually opened up in areas outside containment zones. Even the shackles placed on the cinema and tourism industries have largely been eased.
While most activities have been permitted, some involving large gatherings have been allowed with some restrictions and are subject to the standard operating procedures (SOPs) regarding health and safety precautions.
It needs mention here that the state governments and administrations of Union territories have been permitted to make decisions for the reopening of schools and other educational institutions, based on their assessment of the situation.
These include schools and coaching institutes and state and private universities for research scholars allowing gatherings above the limit of 100 etc.
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