States and Union Territories can decide about reopening schools, colleges and coaching institutes after October 15. This stated by the government in its latest “Unlock5” announcement amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The decision taken in consultation with the respective school/institution management, based on their assessment of the situation. Stated the Home Ministry.
However the government said online and distance learning should remain the preferred mode of teaching.
However students may attend schools/institutions only with the written consent of parents. States and Union Territories to follow own standard operating procedures (SOPs) on health and safety precautions before reopening schools and colleges