New Delhi: The Delhi government has directed all private schools to ensure that if their teaching and non-teaching staff have not received the first dose of COVID-19, they are not allowed to attend school, and their absence will be treated as ‘ considered to be on holiday. According to officials.
The Directorate of Education has asked all private schools to ensure that all teachers and school staff, including transport workers, should not be vaccinated by October 15, a senior DoE official said.
“Furthermore, teachers and school staff who have not vaccinated themselves may not be allowed to attend school and their absence may be treated as on leave,” the official said.
It is necessary to take all effective measures to prevent spread of COVID-19 As the country is threatened by the pandemic, the official said.
“In view of this, it is imperative that all private schools operating in Delhi ensure vaccination of all their teachers, staff and other support staff immediately,” the official said.
Last week, the DoE had directed all government schools to ensure that unvaccinated teachers and non-teaching staff would not be allowed to attend the school. There are over 1,500 government and aided schools in the national capital.
The Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) on Friday (October 8) notified that all Delhi government employees and teachers who do not have at least one shot of the COVID-19 vaccine will be allowed to go to their offices and workplaces from October 16. will not be allowed.
all such uninfected Delhi government employeesIt said they, including teachers and frontline workers, would be considered “on leave” until they get a job.
Welcoming the development, the Delhi Parents Association (DPA) said that if vaccination is not done, teachers can play the role of those spreading COVID-19.
“We welcome this decision as no one can risk the lives of school going children as they (teaching, non-teaching staff) can play the role of spreaders. Also, till date there is less than 18 years of age. There is no vaccine available for children. All school staff should be vaccinated with both doses,” said DPA president Aparajita Gautam.