Govt issues preventive guidelines for schools to combat ill-effects of heat-wave
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The Ministry of Education issued guidelines regarding precautions to be observed by schools to combat the ill-effects of the heatwave.
The ministry said in the guidelines, the school timings may start early and end before noon.
Timings can be from 7.00 a.m. and the number of school hours per day can be reduced.
Sports or other outdoor activities that expose students to direct sunlight can be accommodated appropriately in the morning hours.
School meetings should be held in a covered area or in classrooms with less time.
The school bus or van should not be overcrowded.
Drinking water and a first aid kit should be available in buses and vans.
Students coming to school on foot or bicycle should be advised to keep their head covered.
The school bus or van can be parked in a shady place.
Students should carry their own water bottles, caps and umbrellas and use them when out in the open.
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