It is not necessary for all teachers to remain in school until 3.30 pm. It is enough to complete the scheduled learning periods according to the timetable.
The Ministry of Education has already informed all provincial and zonal authorities and also the heads of schools to make necessary arrangements for reopening all schools in Sri Lanka for children from the 06th of July.
The instructions have been given to the principals to draw their full attention for providing the basic facilities in the school premises such as the sick rooms and hand washing facilities in accordance with the correct health protection guidelines provided by the Director General of Health. The parents are also informed not to send their children to schools if they show the symptoms of suffering from fever, cough, cold or any other disease.
Furthermore, the Ministry of Education states that during this period of time implementing the proposed special program for reopening the schools, it is sufficient for teachers to remain in the school only to teach within the relevant periods allocated in the timetable and it is not necessary for all teachers to stay in the school until 3.30 pm unless the principal has entrusted them with some extra duties.
It is further informed that the regular time must be inserted in the attendance registers maintained for marking the arrival and departure of the teachers or in the temporary register maintained for this purpose during this period of time. The teachers, who complete the teaching activities within the allocated periods according to the timetable, must be given the opportunity to leave the school.
It is requested from the principals to avoid from organizing the term tests, sport competitions or any other extra-curricular activities during this period of time and to provide the necessary background only to learning process in the school while understanding the negative influence happened to the educational activities of the children by reason of closing down the schools due to the challenge of Covid-19.