Announcement from the Education Department of Haikou City

August 1, 2021, announcement from the Education Department of Haikou City to education bureaus of all districts, all levels and types of schools (including kindergartens), and off-campus training institutions:

In order to effectively prevent and control the COVID-19 pandemic in Haikou City and ensure a “safety place” free of COVID-19 cases, all in-person education and teaching activities, training and other group activities involving teachers and students inside and outside the school are suspended immediately.

With immediate effect, all primary and secondary schools, kindergartens and off-campus training institutions will suspend all in-person teaching, summer classes (including kindergartens, primary and secondary school summer classes), self-study classes for seniors in high schools, and training for exams in training schools.

The ban also includes activities such as field trips, outdoor training and social activities, summer camps and open days.

Notifications on when services resume will be dependent upon development of the current epidemic situation.

Schools, teachers or organisations who ignore the ban in violation of the regulations will be severely punished.

All primary and secondary schools, kindergartens and off-campus training institutions are required to immediately communicate and explain to students and parents not to participate in any group activities to ensure the safety of teachers and students.

All schools are required to report any abnormal situation immediately.

Education bureaus of all districts are required to immediately increase supervision and inspection of all kinds of schools and off-campus training institutions and ensure that education and teaching institutions stop in-person teaching activities.

The Education Department of Haikou City
August 1, 2021

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