HM&FW Department - Containment, Control, and Prevention of COVID - 19 - The Epidemic Disease Act, 1897- Disaster Management Act, 2005 –“Unlock 4.0” Guidelines for Phase Reopening in the State of Andhra Pradesh - Orders-Issued G.O.Rt.No.390 Dated:07.09.2020
Schools, colleges, educational and coaching institutions will remain continue to remain closed for students and regular class activity up to 30th September, 2020. However, following will be permitted:
a. Online/ distance learning shall continue to be permitted and shall be encouraged.
b. 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, in areas outside the Containment Zones only, with effect from 21st September 2020 for which, Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) will be issued by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MOHFW).
c. 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 and will be permitted with effect from 21st September 2020 for which, SOP will be issued by MoHFW.
d. Skill or Entrepreneurship training will be permitted in National Skill Training Institutes, Industrial Training Institutes (ITIS), Short term training centres registere with National Skill Development Corporation or State Skill Development Missions or other Ministries of Government of India or State Governments. National Institute for Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development (NIESBUD), Indian Institute of Entrepreneurship (IIE) and their training providers will also be permitted. These will be permitted with effect from 21st September 2020 for which, SOP will be issued by MOHFW.
e. Higher Education Institutions only for research scholars (Ph.D.) and post-graduate students of technical and professional programmes requiring laboratory / experimental works. These will be permitted by the Department of Higher Education (DHE) in consultation with MHA, based on the assessment of the situation, and keeping in view incidence of COVID-19 in the States/ UTs.