July 6, 2020
All government schools that were closed over a prolonged period of time to curtail the spread of COVID-19 within the country were re-opened today (July 06) for three grades.
The government directed all public schools to be reopened under four stages.
Under the first stage, the teachers and principals had returned to schools on the 29th of June. Meanwhile, under the second stage, schools will be reopened for students in Grade 13, 11, and 5 on the 06th of July. The third stage will see the resumption of academic activities of students in Grade 10 and 12 on the 20th of July. On the 27th of July, schools will reopen for students in Grade 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, and 9 in the fourth and final stage.
Grade 1, 2, and pre-schools are to be opened on August 10.
Accordingly, students of Grade 13, 11, and 5 returned to schools to continue their academic activities.
The Health Promotion Bureau has issued a set of guidelines to be followed by the students returning to schools. Photos by: Sanjeewa Lasantha/ Shan Fernando