Are you a student?
If Yes, then you need to read this! The colleges are opening and you need to take certain measures before planning to shift to your hostels. If you are a day scholar and travel by local trains, there is still a piece of news that is important for you.
School and college students who are below 18 years and not eligible for vaccination will now be allowed to board local trains in Mumbai, a move that is expected to hasten the reopening of campuses.
Relaxation In Travel Rules For Below 18 Years
On Thursday, the state administration added a few more points that need to be followed. Firstly all the people must take both doses of a Covid vaccine (and have been 14 days since the second).
But in case someone has any medical condition that prevents them from taking a shot needs a doctor’s certificate to prove it. Also, people under the age of 18 who are not eligible for vaccination will be treated equally for access to certain facilities.
This covers local train travel, mall admission, temple admission (in some districts), restaurant admission, theatre admission, wedding hall admission, and multiplex admission.
Reopening Of College Campus For Offline Classes
It was March 2020 when the government of India announced lockdown to prevent the spread of the virus and since then students are continuing their academic programmes through online mode.
Offline classes will be resuming and the initiative to allow people below 18 years who are not eligible for vaccination will now be allowed to board local trains in Mumbai.
It will be a great help for students of junior colleges to attend offline lectures. Many colleges already have forwarded the notice regarding the college reopening. This move will further help to cope up with the demand to make concessions for student travel by train.
But colleges are also advised to permit students who have taken both doses of COVID-19 vaccines. As per government guidelines to attend the classes students must ensure that they take care of the rules such as Use of masks and Social distancing and sanitisation in the college campus to prevent -19 outbreak.
“There will be many who despite having the intention of getting fully vaccinated are not eligible due to medical conditions or because they are less than 18 years of age and so such persons should be allowed to render or receive such services”.
According to the state notification