Physical attendance will be voluntary and parents will not be forced to send their children to school as classes will be held in a hybrid mode, said the deputy chief minister
New Delhi: The Delhi Disaster Management Authority has allowed reopening of all educational institutions from Monday (1 November) and Chhath Puja celebrations in the city amid COVID-19 strict protocols, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said on Wednesday.
Schools will have to ensure that classes are conducted in a hybrid mode which means online classes will continue, he said.
“All private and government schools can be reopened from 1 November. However, parents cannot be forced to send their ward to schools,” Sisodia said at a press conference after a DDMA meeting.
The minister said more than 50 percent of the students in a class should be called to school and all the staff are required to be fully vaccinated as soon as possible.
Sisodia said a restricted number of people will be allowed to conduct Chhath Puja at predetermined spots across the Capital.