Decision on the opening of schools and other educational institutions in July
The Central government on Saturday extended the lockdown in containment zones till June 30. However, it allowed the reopening of prohibited activities outside containment zones in a phased manner.
According to the Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), a decision on the opening of schools, colleges, educational, coaching, and training institutions will be opened after consultation with State Government or UT administration in the month of July.
The decision regarding the opening of educational institutions will be taken on the basis of the feedback received during these consultations.
“In Phase II, schools, colleges, educational/ training/ coaching institutions, etc., will be opened after consultations with States and UTs. State Governments/ UT administrations are being advised to hold consultations at the institution level with parents and other stakeholders. Based on the feedback, a decision on the re-opening of these institutions will be taken in the month of July 2020. MoHFW will prepare SOP for these institutions,” reads the order.
In phase 1, religious places and places of worship for the public, shopping malls, hotels, restaurants, and other hospitality services will be allowed to open from June 8.
MHA has issued new guidelines for phased re-opening of "all activities outside containment zones for the next one month beginning June."