The MP government has issued a standard operating procedure (SOP) for reopening schools for Classes 11 and 12 with 50 per cent attendance starting July 26, an official said on Saturday.
As per the SOP, physical classes for students of Classes 9 and 10 will resume once a week from August 5, the official said.
Classes will be held twice a week for students of Classes 11 and 12, and virtual sessions will continue simultaneously, he said.
While the Class 11 students will attend school on Tuesdays and Fridays, the Class 12 students will attend school on Mondays and Thursdays, he said.
Students of Classes 9 will attend school on Saturdays and for those in Class 10, sessions will be held on Wednesdays, the official added.
According to the guidelines, student gatherings such as morning assemblies and swimming lessons are not permitted to prevent viral spread.
Besides, the government has asked schools to undertake a slew of measures such as COVID-19 tests on students and teachers.
Schools are being reopened at a time when the state is seeing a significant decline in coronavirus cases. Madhya Pradesh on Friday reported 11 infections and no casualties.