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Coronavirus: Here Are The Guidelines For Schools When They Reopen

The government on Thursday released the mandatory Standard Operating Procedures in response to the coronavirus and compliance to the World Health Organisation (WHO) and Ministry of Health and Child Care, coronavirus prevention regulations.

The document outlines the dos and don’ts when schools reopen for examination classes this month and going forward.

Cambridge examinations pupils will resume lessons on September 14th while Zimbabwe School Examinations Council (ZIMSEC) candidates will reopen on September 28th.

ZIMSEC November 2020 public examinations were deferred to commence on the 1st of December due to the suspension of classes in March in response to SARS-CoV-2.

Below is a summary of the Standard Operating Procedures that will be adopted by all schools to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus:

Pupils to wear masks
Use hand sanitisers
No hugs, no handshakes, no desk sharing
No visitors in schools except essential service providers
Break, lunchtime staggered
Sports banned
No school if unwell
Underlying conditions must be declared to schools
Maximum 35 kids in a classroom
One metre apart
Teachers to be trained to become health coordinators
Temperature checks
Schools mandated to have temporary isolation rooms

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