Despite some doubts from epidemiologists, schools will open across the country on April 12. The bell will reportedly ring on Monday in all secondary schools in the country, including Thessaloniki, Kozani and Achaia.
The decision to open lyceums for all three classes was made by the Commission on Infectious Diseases for all regions of the country. At a meeting of epidemiologists and representatives of the Greek government, Education Minister Niki Kerameos made a strong argument for opening schools in a safe manner – the mandatory use of self-tests by students and teachers.
The plan includes the opening of all three classes of the lyceum across the country with weekly self-tests of teachers and students. A negative self-test result will be confirmed by a certificate that the student must show to the teacher at the entrance to the general education institution.
At the same time, a positive self-test result for COVID-19 must be declared on the testing.gov.gr platform specially designed for this.