Vijayawada: Once the government announces the reopening of the schools, the premises of the schools should be prepared to keep in mind the health, safety and security of the children.
Commissioner of School Education Vadrevu Chinaveerabhadrudu tentatively prepared the protocol to reopen the schools in the State by giving various suggestions to the management of the schools.
The first priority is accorded to prepare the school premises in which starting from the gate, door handle, switches, windows, bathrooms, sink, hand wash, drinking water taps, playground equipment and benches everything should be disinfected. Every student should be checked for fever at the entrance where there will be two automated handwash stations for 30 children to ensure everyone washes hands before entering school.
The children and teachers would be distributed with washable cloth masks. The teachers and the midday meal staff should wear gloves and masks mandatorily. The headmaster should ensure hand soaps, sanitisers and disinfectants are available at school where sufficient water is available for hand washing and toilets
Referring to the health, the Commissioner suggested that fortnightly health check-up may be conducted and details of every child health shall be maintained in schools. As per the midday meal, it was suggested that dry ration shall be given until the situation becomes normal.
While conducting exams, each hall shall have only 10 students and transportation facility shall be arranged by the District Collector in the containment areas to attend the exam. Separate isolation rooms for students are to be marked for those who show symptoms.
The soft valuation centres shall be arranged at the district headquarters or in adjacent districts.