PIB Home Affairs:
After extensive consultation with States and UTs, it has been decided that Schools, colleges, educational and coaching institutions will continue to remain closed for students and regular class activity up to 30th September 2020.
Online/Distance learning shall continue to be permitted and shall be encouraged.
However, following will be permitted, in areas outside the Containment Zones only, with effect from 21st September 2020 :
States/ UTs may permit upto 50% of teaching and non-teaching staff to be called to the schools at a time for online teaching/ tele- counselling and related work.
Students of classes 9 to 12 may be permitted to visit their schools, in areas outside the Containment Zones only, on voluntary basis, for taking guidance from their teachers.
This will be subject to written consent of their parents/ guardians