Sri Lanka to begin vaccinating school principals, teachers and non-academic staff ahead opening schools. Government has taken decision to prioritize school teachers for vaccination against COVID 19. Director General of Health Services issued a special circular and informed the decision to Provincial Directors of Health Services and Regional Directors of Health Services. Accordingly, all school teachers in each district should be vaccinated in the week, starting from 12.07.2021, irrespective of their age.
Sri Lanka is considering to reopen schools below 100 students capacity on July month. Government has taken steps to vaccinate teachers and other staff prior to reopening schools. There are nearly 3000 schools in Sri Lanka which have less than 100 students. Minister of Education says that the government’s plan is to re-open remaining schools under several phases.