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Saturday 14 August 2021

AP Schools Reopening for students - Guidelines

AP Schools Reopening of Schools - Commencement of Classes to students from 16th August 2021 Guidelines - Instructions

Memo No. ESE01-SEDNOCSE/784/2021-PROG-II Dated: 14.08.2021

Sub: School Education COVID-19 pandemic - Academic year 2021-22 - Opening of schools and learning with physical/social distancing duly following the COVID protocol and Standard Operating Procedures(SOPs) on various activities in schools for Academic Year 2021 -22 - Orders - Issued.


1. Covid Response Action Plan Dt-04-05-2021.
2. Order No.40-3/2020-DM-I(A), Dated: 28.07.2021 of the Union Home Secretary, Chairman, NEC, Gol, New Delhi. 
3. G.O.Rt.No.429, Health, Medical & Family Welfare Department, Dated: 09.08.2021.
4. From the DSE, A.P, eFile No:ESE02-30027/5/2021-A&I-CSE-Part(1), Dated:05-08-2021 & 14.08.2021.

In pursuance of the instructions and guidelines issued by the Gol and also in consultation with Health, Medical & Family Welfare Department, the Government is decided to open the schools for the academic year 2021-22 in the State strictly in accordance with the following Standard Operating Procedures (SOPS) and general instructions. 

All Schools shall be opened w.e.f 16-8-2021 in areas with less than 10% positivity. Village/ward secretariat may be taken as a unit for determining the positivity on a weekly basis.

Classes to the students of a section of a particular class/standard shall be conducted in such a way that each section shall be divided into batches with not more than 20 students in each batch. The regular school timings shall be followed and all teaching and non teaching staff will have to attend every working day.

Wherever the school accommodation is sufficient to conduct all classes in a single day with each section not having more than 20 students, the schools shall run every day for all classes. 

Wherever the school accommodation is not adequate enough to hold all classes everyday with the norm of 20 students for class or batch, classes may be opened and run on alternative days. For eg. Class VI and VII on one day and Class VIII to X on another day or in any combination that accommodates children not exceeding 20 per section/class/batch.

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