= Steps taken to start only Grade 11 in Western Province Schools other than in locked down areas
= All other schools – Grades 2 – 13 will commence on 11th January 2021
Grades 2 to 13 in all schools except in Western Province and Locked Down areas will be reopened on Monday 11th January 2021. Steps have also been taken to reopen Grade 11 in schools of the Western Province except in locked down areas on 25th January 2021.
Secretary to the Ministry of Education, Professor Kapila Perera emphasized that as the opening of schools for children amidst the spread of prevailing Covid-19 virus is challenging all parties including Principals, Teachers, Students, Parents and members of the Health Promotion Committees of schools should act with full responsibility by ensuring the health security in schools before the reopening of schools and to formally maintain health security methods after reopening of schools as per the instructions and guidelines isued by the Ministry of Education under the guidance and full supervision of the security authorities.
Ministry of Education has given instructions as to how the Principals should act after obtaining the support of the School Health Promotion Committee and parents on 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th as it has been decided to reopen schools tomorrow and to supervise this at Provincial, Zonal and Divisional levels.
Instructions issued by the Ministry of Education have already been sent to Authorities concerned and the instructions may be downloaded from the www.moe.gov.lk website of the Ministry of education.