Schools in Delhi will reopen on September 1, for Classes 9 to 12. Coaching classes, Colleges and Universities will also be permitted to reopen on September 1, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said. In the second phase, from September 8, students of Classes 6 to 8 will be allowed to go for physical classes.
Social distancing should be followed strictly and no student will be forced to come to schools. Parents’ consent will be mandatory for students to come back to schools and if they don't allow, students won’t be forced or considered absent, Mr Sisodia, who also holds the Education Portfolio, said, according to The Education India.The decision to resume offline classes came following a marked improvement in the COVID-19 situation in Delhi.
Prior to the phased-reopening of schools, the Delhi government had allowed board exam students – Classes 10 and 12 – to visit schools for exam related activities.
The Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) had formed an experts’ committee to make recommendations on how to reopen schools in the National Capital.