Thiruvananthapuram: Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has informed that schools will reopen in Kerala from November 1. The decision has been taken in the COVID review meeting held here on Saturday. In a Facebook post, the CM announced that schools will reopen for primary classes from 1 to 7 and class 10 and 12 from November 1.
Offline classes for all other classes will begin from November 15. Directions are given to complete the related arrangements within 15 days ahead of the school reopening day.
The health experts opined to reopen primary classes at first. The education department and health department will jointly hold talks to discuss and execute the arrangements for the school reopening amid the pandemic.
'It will be better to avoid making attendance compulsory for students who have a weak immune system. A set of guidelines will be prepared for making arrangements in the vehicles on school duty,' reads the Facebook post.
All schools must take necessary action to re-establish the School Health Programme and precautionary measures to counter the spread of COVID-19. Special masks will be prepared for the students. Masks will be made mandatory in schools, informed CM.