Delhi To Re-Open Schools, Universities From Sept 1; Govt Issues SOPs


New Delhi: The Delhi government is all set to reopen schools, colleges from September 1. Following this, the government has also issued SOPs.

As per SOPs, the classes will function at 50 percent capacity while all educational institutions will have mandatory quarantine centres.

“Attendance will not be compulsory and online and offline classes will be conducted parallelly,” as per the guideline.


  • Schools will reopen for classes 9 to 12 from September 1.
  • Schools should prepare timetables as per the occupancy limit of classrooms following Covid norms.
  • All Covid norms should be followed.
  • Maximum 50 per cent students per classroom may be called depending upon capacity.
  • Lunch breaks in Delhi schools to be staggered to avoid crowding.
  • Lunch breaks should be held in open areas.
  • Physical classes for students of class 6 to class 8 will also begin from September 8.
  • Students, teachers living in Covid containment zones are not to be allowed to come to schools, colleges.
  • Schools, colleges to set up quarantine room for emergency use.
  • Routine guest visits to be discouraged.

Schools in the national capital were closed in March last year ahead of a nationwide lockdown to contain the spread of coronavirus. Schools were partially reopened for classes 9 to 12 in January this year but were again closed in April in view of the aggressive second wave of COVID-19.

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