Uniform, mid day meals unlikely when schools reopen on Nov 1

The Kerala government is having discussions on reopening schools on November 1 which were remaining shut for one and a half years since the Covid pandemic.

As per the proposals school uniforms will not be made mandatory when classes resume in a limited way subject to adherence to safety protocols. Mid-day meals are unlikely to be distributed, at least, during the first stage of reopening. Instead, lunch allowance would be given to the needy students. The hotels situated next to schools will be barred from allowing students to take lunch from there.

Students having any kind of mild symptoms of any disease would not be allowed to sit in the classroom. The differently abled students need not attend offline classes during the first stage.

According to Education Minister V Sivankutty, the final guidelines on the school reopening would be released in five days.