Srinagar: Announcing lifting of weekend curfew State Executive Committee (SEC) on Sunday evening said that 10th and 12th classes and coaching centre for Civil Service, Engineering and NEET shall be permitted with limited in-person teaching in the Jammu and Kashmir.
An official spokesman said that a detailed review of the current COVID situation in the Jammu and Kashmir was held today by Chief Secretary who is chairperson , SEC.
The SEC decided that the maximum number of people permitted to attend any indoor or outdoor gathering will remain 25 person. All District Magistrates (DMs) and Superintendents of Police (SP) shall ensure compliance.
There shall be no weekend curfew in any district, the order said.
He said as regard the educational institutions, Classes for 12th standard shall be permitted with limited in-person teaching not exceeding 50 per cent on a given day, for vaccinated students and staff. Consent shall be obtained from the parents of all students who are willing to attend the school. It said that limited in-person teaching of students of 10th class, not exceeding 50 per cent on any given day, and after ensuring compliance with COVID Appropriate Behaviour (CAB) by the school authorities, can be permitted by the concern DMs after due screening to 100 per cent Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) or RTPCR, subject to consent of parents and students.
The school premises should be thoroughly sanitized. Proper screening regarding vaccination should be done on the school gate. If any student or teacher or other school staff shows symptoms of cough, cold and fever they will not be allowed to enter the school.
The head of the school must ensure that the guidelines related to social distancing and COVID protocols are strictly followed.
The school, except for relaxations as provided above for students and 10th and 12th classes, shall continue to remain closed for on-sight in person teaching.
The SEC said Coaching centers for Civil Service, Engineering and NEET shall be permitted with limited in-person teaching, for fully vaccinated staff and students, subject to condition that the head of the centre shall ensure that the guidelines related to social distancing and COVID protocol are adhere to.
All other coaching centers shall continue to remain closed for on-sight , in-person teaching, the order said.
The Higher Educational institutions shall be permitted to commence limited in-person teaching subject to 100 per cent vaccination of staff and students and specific permission of concerned DMs. Such institutions can organize special vacation camps in consultation with District Administrations. The head of these institutions must ensure that the guidelines related to social distancing and COVID protocols are adhere to.
Educational institutions shall be permitted to direct attendance of vaccinated staff for administrative purpose only
The SEC said that night curfew shall continue to remain inforce in all districts from 2000 hrs to 0700 hrs next morning.
All Deputy Commissioners (DC) shall intensify testing by making optimum use of available RT-PCR and RAT capacities. There shall be no drop in testing levels. The DC shall also focus on the positivity rates of the medical blocks under their jurisdictions. Intensify measures related to COVID management and restriction of activities shall be undertaken in these blocks.
There shall be renewed focus on panchayat level mapping of cases and effective micro-containment zones shall be constituted wherever unusual spike of cases is noticed.