With schools set to start the new term on July 1st, the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has announced attendance restrictions for the 437 schools under its jurisdiction.
The BMA has grouped schools into three categories – small schools with less than 400 students, medium-sized schools with between 400 and 800 students, and large schools with more than 800 students.
Schools will not be allowed to have more than 400 pupils in attendance each day and must limit class sizes to a maximum of 20 students.
For small schools with less than 400 students, the new regulations will allow them to open as usual. However, they must ensure class sizes do not exceed 20 students.
For medium schools with between 400 and 800 students, a system of alternating days will be implemented. These schools must split their students into two groups that will attend on a day-on, day-off basis.
Students who do not attend the school will learn via a distance learning program or by using the DLTV lessons.
For larger schools with more than 800 students, only young pupils in kindergarten and elementary levels may attend the school. A decision is still in progress regarding older students in large schools.
When schools reopen on July 1st, strict hygiene measures will be in place, including frequent cleaning of the school premises and mandatory face-mask wearing.
Schools will also need to leave their air-conditioning units turned off until further notice.
Source: Bangkok Post