As the national capital is set to reopen schools from September 1, the physical classes will not be as they used to be before the pandemic. Schools, colleges, and coaching institutes have been asked to follow strict COVID-19 norms. While the physical classes have been allowed, students would not be able to meet all their classmates as the government has directed educational institutes to function at 50 per cent capacity. Schools and colleges will set up multiple timetables as per the occupancy limit of classrooms.
“No child will be forced to attend physical classes and there will be no compulsory attendance,” said Delhi Education Minister and Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia while announcing the reopening of campuses. Thus, students can expect a blending form of learning to take place. This means, both physical and online classes will continue simultaneously and it will be as per the will of students to attend whichever they want. Further parental consent will be mandatory for those attending physical classes. Students will have to bring a letter signed by their parents.