After being rescheduled twice, Pune Municipal Corporation schools will reopen on January 4 for students of classes 9 to 12. In his order, Municipal Commissioner Vikram Kumar issued guidelines and standard operating procedure (SoP) for reopening of schools from January 4. Schools, however, will have to get consent from parents before students start attending classes. The undertaking by parents should be submitted to the state education department.
Schools also gave instructions to teaching and non-teaching staff to attend from December 28. Also, it is mandatory for teaching and non-teaching staff to undergo RT-PCR test for Covid-19. Test reports should be submitted to the local ward office.
The implementation of the SOP issued by the state government on November 20 will be mandatory for schools. School management should ensure the availability of thermal guns, pulse oximeter, disinfectant, soaps and water. It is necessary to sanitise school vehicles twice a day, while classrooms and toilets should be sanitised frequently.