Masks required for high school students but not for daycare children

in News · 01-05-2020 11:00:00 · 0 Comments

11th and 12th year students will have to wear masks when they return to schools, on 18 May, a measure that will not apply to children who return to daycare centres and crèches.

The conditions for returning to schools and the resumption of face-to-face classes, during the covid-19 pandemic, are foreseen in the new plans announced by the Prime Minister, António Costa, at a press conference held at the end of the Council of Ministers and a meeting with the President of the Republic.

“We set the 18th as a possible day for the reopening of classroom classes for the 11th and 12th years and also for the 2nd and 3rd years of other training offers in secondary education”, announced António Costa, adding that the reopening of these schools will be limited to the core subjects of access to higher education.

Secondary students will only have face-to-face classes for the subjects for which they intend to take exams to access higher education, and the use of a mask is mandatory.

The mandatory appointment will not apply to younger children who will also be among the first to return to daycare centres.

On the 18th, the “social facilities in the area of ??disability” and “day care centres with the option of supporting the family” also open, says the document released today by the Government.

Starting on June 1, there will be a “full opening of daycare centres”, explained António Costa. On that day, in addition to the daycare centres, the establishments that offer pre-school and ATL also will reopen.

The return to face-to-face classes, which have been suspended since March 16, will start to be done gradually starting next week, when some higher education students will return to classes.


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