With strict adherence to medical protocol in connection with covid, Greek schools will open in September, said Deputy Education Minister Zeta Makri.
As noted by the Deputy Minister, the procedures that will be applied in case of detecting a case of coronavirus in the classroom will be changed. While teachers who have not been vaccinated against the coronavirus will have to take a coronavirus test twice a week.
Speaking to SKAI, the deputy secretary of state announced that the “first bell” for the new school year will ring on Monday, September 13, and that classroom health protocols will be announced in detail shortly before schools open.
As for the two tests per week that unvaccinated teachers must pass, the minister noted that this is not a “hit on the pocket”, explaining that teachers can do tests for free in structures that provide this service on a daily basis. Speaking about the vaccination of teachers, the Deputy Minister noted that everything is kept at a “satisfactory level.”
Regarding the medical protocol, Ms Macri noted that the procedure to be followed in case of detection of coronavirus in the classroom will be announced later, noting that it will be different from last year due to the fact that vaccinations were carried out this year. many.
The deputy minister stressed that there will be no horizontal closure of schools, as in the previous year. But for tutoring (additional classes of private education φροντιστήρια), strict COVID-19 health protection protocols will apply.
New school (2-year preschool education)
Regarding the changes in the educational process (after the vote on the new bill, which took place a few days ago), Ms. Macri stressed that this concerns the two-year preschool education that will be conducted throughout the country. As well as learning English in kindergarten, practical exercises, prevention and information about natural disasters, the use of protective measures.