Covid panel suggests Jan 1 for reopening Class 10, 12 in Karnataka | Bengaluru News – Times of India


BENGALURU: The Technical Advisory Committee for Covid-19 recommended that offline classes for Grade 10 and II PU students can start from January 1. This will be followed by classes for Grade 11 and I PU from January 15.
Vidyagama in its new form — classes in small groups on campus — for classes 6-9 can also be held from January 1. The committee on Thursday discuss issues on reopening of schools. The dates will be discussed with the chief minister before finalising them. The meeting was attended by education minister and department officials.
The committee also recommended that the state should wait for some more time before rolling out Vidyagama for primary classes. Sources said the government will wait for the high court order on it. The government has already informed the court that it’s ready to relaunch Vidyagama for all classes with modifications from January 1.
Students need parent nod to return to school
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According to the recommendations, students should come to school with a consent letter from parents. The letter should have an undertaking that students have no symptoms like sore throat, cold or cough. Those with any symptoms should not attend classes. According to sources, the SOP is ‘almost in place’. Before classes start, the panel will meet school managements, School Development Monitoring Committees and other stakeholders to instil confidence .



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