Schools in Kolkata have reintroduced COVID safety measures as they reopened on April 24 after a week-long break due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the state. With the number of COVID-19 cases in West Bengal crossing 1,379 on April 24, up from 110 on April 1, many schools have issued notifications to ensure that COVID safety protocols are being followed. Schools such as South City International School have asked teachers to maintain safety and hygiene protocols, which include encouraging the use of masks and frequent washing of hands.
Similarly, EuroKids and Kangaroo Kids have issued advisories to parents to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and to be aware of symptoms such as cold, cough, sore throat and itchy conjunctivitis. Schools have been practising regular temperature checks, mandatory wearing of masks for all staff and students, frequent hand-washing and disinfection of all surfaces, along with social distancing protocols. The Heritage School has also continued to be cautious and has not relaxed COVID protocols, with children still wearing masks to school.