NSC SOP: Schools to remain open unless told to close by district health offices

PETALING JAYA: Schools will remain open in MCO areas except for those under an enhanced MCO, according to the National Security Council’s (NSC) SOP.

The schools will remain open unless instructed to close by the district health offices, added the NSC.

Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob had earlier announced that six districts in Selangor will be under the movement control order from May 6-17 following a spike in Covid-19 cases.

According to the NSC’s education sector MCO directive for Kelantan, students are allowed to attend educational institutions across the MCO areas.

However, the directive noted that this permission is subject to the state health departments risk assessment and latest announcements by the Health Ministry.

Teachers are allowed to travel for teaching and learning purposes to educational institutions with confirmation from the Education Ministry or the Higher Education Ministry.

Matriculation colleges are also allowed to operate during the MCO.

Students in boarding schools, universities, and other education institutions are allowed to remain in those premises to continue hybrid learning.

The movements of students to boarding schools for examinations that have been set by the Education Ministry and the Higher Education Ministry are allowed.

It noted that students who are in boarding schools or are in campuses are not allowed to go home during the MCO period unless they have obtained an approval from the state Health Department.

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