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(SOP on preventive measures to contain spread of COVID-19 at EduPristine)

The scope of this document extends to all students who have enrolled for training courses at EduPristine. It is deemed to be understood that students and parents, guardians have read the document and consent to maintain the highest quality of hygiene and practice all preventive measures.

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1. Background

Government of India is following a phase-wise unlocking of activities. In days to come, this would also involve resumption of activities in training institutions.

2. Scope

This SOP aims to enable safe resumption of teaching/ training activities at EduPristine. This SOP extends to all the centers across PAN India. This SOP outlines various generic precautionary measures to be adopted in addition to specific measures to be taken at these institutes to prevent spread of COVID-19.

3. Generic Preventive Measures

The generic preventive measures include simple public health measures that are to be followed to reduce the risk of COVID-19. These measures always need to be observed by all students in these places.

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These include:

i. Physical distancing of at least 6 feet to be followed.

ii. Use of face covers/masks/shields to be made mandatory.

iii. Use of face covers/masks/shields, during class, break and other times.

iv. Frequent hand washing with soap (for at least 40-60 seconds) even when hands are not visibly dirty. Use of alcohol-based hand sanitizers (for at least 20 seconds) can be done wherever feasible.

v. Respiratory etiquettes to be strictly followed. This involves strict practice of covering one’s mouth and nose while coughing/sneezing with a tissue/handkerchief/flexed elbow and disposing off used tissues properly.

vi. Self-monitoring of health by all and reporting any illness at the earliest.

vii. Spitting shall be strictly prohibited.

viii. Installation & use of Aarogya Setu App. No student will be permitted to enter the class without the installation of the App.

ix. Following strict instructions as laid down by the institute/local authorities/ state and central government from time to time.

4. Preventive Measures

a) At the entry point

i. Students will have to ensure the installation of the Arogya Setu App.

ii. Students will have to compulsorily sanitize their hands and undergo thermal screening provisions before entering the class.

iii. Students must use Multiple gates/separate gates, for entry and exit while maintaining physical distancing norms.

iv. Maximum 4 students shall be permitted in the lift (wherever applicable). The rest are encouraged to use the staircase (if feasible)

v. If a student, faculty, or staff is sick, she/he should not come to institute and follow necessary protocols.

vi. Only asymptomatic students to be allowed in the premises. If a student is found to be symptomatic, he/she should be referred to nearest health center.

vii. If a student is found to be symptomatic, he/she will not be allowed to attend the class. The final decision pertain to the permission will be taken by the center manager. No dispute regarding the same shall be entertained.

viii. Proper crowd management in the parking lots, in corridors and in elevators – duly following physical distancing norms shall be followed.

ix. Entry of visitors other than students will be prohibited.

b) Conduct of teaching activities in the classrooms.

i. Seating arrangement to ensure 6 feet between chairs, desks etc.

ii. Only one student per table will be allowed.

iii. Staggering of classroom activities with separate timing slots will be followed for adequate physical distancing and disinfection of classroom premises.

iv. The teaching faculty will ensure that they themselves as well as the students wear masks throughout the conduct of the teaching activities.

v. Sharing of items like laptops, notebook, stationary etc. amongst students will not be allowed.

c) Activities in common area

i. Physical distancing of 6 feet needs to be maintained.

ii. Person using the common areas need to use mask/face cover all the time.

iii. Students are advised to dispose tissue papers (if required) in the designated covered bins.

iv. Frequent use of flush and cleanliness is expected form the student.

d) General Activities

i. Students are encouraged to take care of their health and follow all the guidelines set by the GOI.

ii. Not more than 3 students will be permitted to gather at one place.

iii. Physical distancing must be followed at all times and at all places.

iv. No group activity shall be conducted within the premises.

v. Group photos, selfies shall not be permitted.

vi. In case of an enquiry, prior appointment shall be encouraged.

vii. In case, a student wishes to meet the support staff, prior intimation of 24hours will be required)

viii. Students must leave the premises immediately after the class.

5. Hygiene and Sanitaion

a. Daily cleaning of the floors shall be taken up.

b. Provision of soap in toilets and hand sanitizers in other common areas in sufficient quantity will be ensured.

c. Cleaning and regular disinfection of frequently touched surfaces (doorknobs, elevator buttons, handrails, chairs, benches, washroom fixtures, etc.) to be made mandatory in all class rooms, laboratories, lockers, parking areas, other common areas etc. before beginning of classes and at the end of the day.

d. Teaching materials, computers, laptops, printers, will be regularly disinfected with 70% alcohol wipe.

e. Deep cleaning of all drinking and hand washing stations, washrooms and lavatories will be ensured.

6. SOP to be followed in case a student/faculty/staff develops symptoms.

a. Place the ill person in a room or area where they are isolated from others in a designated room.

b. Inform parents/guardians.

c. Patient will remain isolated while wearing a mask/face cover till such time they are examined by a doctor.

d. Immediately inform the nearest medical facility (hospital/clinic) or call the state or district helpline.

e. A risk assessment shall be undertaken by the designated public health authority (district RRT/treating physician) and accordingly further action be initiated regarding management of case, their contacts and need for disinfection.

f. Disinfection of the premises to be taken up if the person is found positive.

g. If there is clustering of cases in hostel/residential building, inform local health authorities immediately.

7. Parents

1. The parents should ensure that their children observe safety norms at home and whenever they go out.

2. Parents should not allow their children to go out if they are not feeling well.

3. Parents may be advised that the ‘Aarogya Setu App’ has been downloaded by their children.

4. Parents should sensitize them of healthy food habits and measures to increase immunity.

5. Parents should ask them to do exercise, yoga, meditation and breathing exercises to keep them mentally and physically fit.

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