1. Older children of Classes 9, 10, 11, and 12 are expected to be back in schools first as they are better able to comply with rules on masks and social distancing. 2. According to ministry officials, students in Classes 1 to 5, in the 6 to 10 years age group, are unlikely to go back to classrooms for the next three months. 3. The seating arrangement in a classroom will have to follow social distancing, which means two students will ideally sit six feet apart. Each batch of a class would be called on alternate days. 4. Schools will follow a blended form of learning in which the batch that is not meant to go to school on one day will be given tasks to complete tasks at home. 5. All students will have to mandatorily wear masks in class. Initially, school canteens will not function and pupils will be asked to bring their lunch.