KP education dept issues SOPs for schools

By: News Desk      Published: 08:24 PM, 18 Aug, 2020
KP education dept issues SOPs for schools
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The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Education Department has issued standard operating procedures (SOPs) for schools, which are likely to reopen next month after months of closure triggered by the coronavirus pandemic

According to the SOPs, temperature of every student and staff member would be checked before allowing them to enter the school premises. Students and staff members having body temperature above 37.3 degree centigrade would not be allowed to enter the school. It would be mandatory for students, teachers and other staff members to wear masks. The social distancing policy would be followed strictly. Schools would not hold assemblies or allow students to gather in groups. Any student showing coronavirus symptoms would be sent on a seven-day leave. In case a student tests positive for the coronavirus infection, his entire class would be sent on leave for 14 days. Students would be advised to bring lunch from home, but they would not be allowed to eat together in one plate. Students would not be allowed to enter or leave school at the same time.