The people of Tamil Nadu found solace in the astounding news by the Tamil Nadu government. The government made a huge announcement on Tuesday, allowing in-person classes for students from classes 1 to 8. Schools of Tamil Nadu will commence on November 1, 2021.
It also mentioned that the schools have to consider the standard operating procedures and have to follow them strictly. According to chief minister M.K. Stalin, this judgment is truly based on a majority of consultation from medical experts, parents, and educationists.
Apart from that, students of classes 9 to 12 have been regularly attending in-person classes. Students of classes 1 to 8 have experienced lagging in learning as they were not able to attend in-person classes for a very long time. This is what the chief minister had to add upon this.
Standard Operating Procedures that Tamil Nadu Schools Have to Follow
The school education department will be responsible for making preliminary arrangements for the continuation of in-person classes. Schools have to follow proper COVID-19 protocols like wearing masks, maintaining social distancing, et cetera.
The school premises have to arrange hand sanitizers and sanitization of the school building should be done regularly. The official announcement has been made on Twitter by the official account of the Chief Minister’s Office, Tamil Nadu.
Mr. Stalin also said that the lockdown would be in place in the state till 6 a.m. on October 31. And, the restrictions on political, social, and cultural events, festivals, and consecrations will continue until the number of cases decreases in the state.
Days on Which Religious Places Will Remain Closed in Tamil Nadu
Religious places will remain close on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, therefore, it would be better if people will follow the protocols and not visit on such days. The government also announced that the weekly grievance day meeting will take place in the Collector’s office every Monday. A huge crowd started assembling at the Secretariat to submit petitions, that is why the State took this decision.
The Chief Minister was emphasizing that only with appropriate restrictions and social distancing, it will be easy to avoid the third wave of the coronavirus. He also requested the members of the public to avoid crowded places during these hard times and to exercise caution ahead of the festival season.
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