No entry without thermal screening, no lunch or books sharing: Delhi govt issues new Covid guidelines

Friday, 22 April 2022 (15:53 IST)
New Delhi: The Delhi Government on Friday warned school students not share their personal belongings including lunch and stationary with fellow students. 

This is part of the latest Standing Operating Procedures (SOPs) following a wave of Covid-19 infection in the national capital which seems to be significantly affecting the children.

The government has asked the schools to put special focus on masking, vaccination of eligible children, sanitization of premises and discouraging overcrowding on the campus.

"Head of school to ensure regular sanitization of the school premises and ensure adequate availability of the key supplies like thermal scanners, disinfectants, sanitizers, soaps, masks and running water in washrooms," it said. "Students may be guided to not share lunch, books, notebooks, stationary items."

Meanwhile, the schools have also been asked to depute a staff at the entry and directed that no symptomatic student or employee should be allowed to enter.

A mandatory thermal screening will be done at the school gates and no one will be let in without undergoing the temperature scan. Besides, a quarantine room should be demarcated in case of emergency.

The Delhi government last week directed the school authorities to temporarily shut specific wings or the whole school (if required) in case a student or teacher was found infected.

Two days ago, the Delhi Disaster Management Authority reinforced the mask mandate in city amid a rise in Covid-19 cases. (UNI)

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