COVID-19: CBSE starts helpline for students, parents

ST CORRESPONDENT
Monday, 23 March 2020

The dedicated coronavirus safeguard tele-counselling service will be provided by additional trained counsellors who will deal with students/parents for preventive interventions, reducing transmission and counsel on first aid to stop corona spread.

PUNE: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has started a helpline for students to create awareness on the pandemic Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19).

The facility is available on 1800 11 8004. The helpline will be operational from 8 am to 8 pm daily, till March 31.

This is the same toll-free number as the CBSE’s free of cost Annual Pre-Exam Psychological live tele-counselling.

The dedicated coronavirus safeguard tele-counselling service will be provided by additional trained counsellors who will deal with students/parents for preventive interventions, reducing transmission and counsel on first aid to stop corona spread. They will also assist students to engage in useful and productive activities while at home.

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)  has also been creating mass awareness in public by way of memes on social media platforms, issuing guidelines to students/parents and the schools for creating awareness about coronavirus and its prevention, or even changing seating arrangements in examination halls to avoid the spread of virus.

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