With the surge of daily COVID-19 cases in Greater Male’, the education ministry has directed schools to create a timetable for the first week in which students in grades 8 and lower would only have to attend school on two days.
Schools will resume as scheduled on Sunday, according to a statement issued by the education ministry today, with specific safeguards in place at Male’ schools.
The education ministry stated that with COVID-19 cases resurfacing across the country, the Health Protection Agency (HPA) has been directed to take further precautions.
When schools reopen for the second term of the 2021-2022 academic year, the education ministry said, classes at Male’ schools would begin with specific precautionary measures in place during the first week.
Noting that schools are telling the ministry individually on how studies will be carried out at each one, the education ministry stated that all activities taking place in school would necessitate social distancing.
The education ministry went on to say that, like with the previous term, kids will have to have their temperature checked and sanitized upon arriving at school. Aside from that, the school session will have to be cut short.
The education ministry has also mandated that pupils maintain a three-foot gap between each other in classes, and that any activity that requires kids to remove masks be prohibited. They also asked people to follow the HPA’s other instructions.