Unlock 3.0: Educational Institutes To Remain Closed Till August 31
Ministry of Home Affairs has released the guidelines for the third phase of unlocking or Unlock 3.0. While MHA has lifted restrictions from various activities, in regards the re-opening of schools and colleges in the country, the decision remains the same. Schools, colleges and coaching institutions will remain closed till August 31, 2020.
The guidelines said the decision to not to open the educational institutions has been taken after extensive consultation with states and union territories.
In Unlock 3, which will come into effect from August 1, 2020, the process of phased re-opening of activities has been extended further. The new guidelines are based on feedback received from states and union territories, and extensive consultations. Held with related Central Ministries and Departments, the Ministry of Home Affairs statement said.
The new guidelines said Yoga institutes and gymnasiums will be allowed to open from August 5, 2020.
The guidelines said Independence Day functions will be allowed with social distancing and by following other health protocols, e.g., wearing of masks etc and in this regard, instructions issued by the MHA on July 21, 2020 will be followed.
Online Competitions On 15th August :
On the occasion of 74th Independence Day, the earlier MHA guidelines had said that debates. In addition, quiz, essay writing and poetry competitions in schools and colleges will be held online. It has asked educational institutions to organise the events online on digital platforms.
“After extensive consultation with States and UTs, it has been decided that schools, colleges and coaching institutions will remain closed till August 31, 2020,” the MHA Unlock 3 guidelines said.
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