Safe School Reopening
Recommendations, resources and tools to help guide the safe reopening of schools
Prolonged school closures continue to jeopardise the futures of millions of children in South Asia. Once deemed safe, reopening schools must be considered an upmost priority.
The planning, implementation and monitoring of school reopening is no simple task. It is one that requires a cross-sectoral collaboration between Health, Education, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Child Protection and Gender sectors and across various government branches and ministries.
Ensuring safe school reopening plans, policies and procedures are in place, that are in the best interest of the child, is paramount. This includes continuity of learning, efforts to mitigate learning loss, and ensuring children return to school, particularly the most marginalised.
This page provides key regional and global guiding documents, tools and resources as well as examples of good practice to help guide efforts in safe school opening and operations.