Can parents prevent their children from going to school from September 1st if they are worried about their health? National Education Minister Dariusz Piontkowski said: We assume that the children will return to traditional activities on September 1st. Masks are not required.
Back to school on September 1st, 2020
National Education Minister Dariusz Piontkowski admitted during a press conference that the school year will start normally on September 1, 2020, despite the prevailing coronavirus pandemic Schools should return to traditional teaching.
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During a special conference entitled “Safe Return to School”
Is it possible not to let a child go to school on September 1st, 2020?
Education Minister Dariusz Piontkowski said: – The parent is not an epidemiologist. We have included the sanitary inspection in the decision-making process about the functioning of the schools. There are experts who determine in which situations school attendance is safe and in which it is not. He responded to the parents’ fear of sending their children to school.
Schools should return to traditional teaching and parents have an obligation to ensure that their children attend school or attend school.
The Minister for National Education emphasized that “the Chief Sanitary Inspector clearly says that the epidemic situation does not force us to restrict the functioning of all schools in Poland”.
Back to school – rules
On Wednesday (August 5, 2020) the rules for “safe return to school” were published, ie Ministry of National Education, Ministry of Health and GIS guidelines for public and private schools and institutions from September 1, 2020
These guidelines contain general and specific recommendations relating, among other things, to: with the organization of classes in the school, the distribution of meals, hygiene, cleaning, disinfection of rooms and surfaces, and procedures in the event of a suspected infection in students and school staff .
The most important guideline is strict adherence to basic hygiene rules: frequent hand washing, protection when sneezing and coughing, avoiding touching eyes, nose and mouth, mandatory covering of mouth and nose by third parties coming to the school or facility, regular cleaning of the premises .
Back to school on September 1st, 2020. Will the masks be mandatory?
– Students in class are not required to wear face masks. It is recommended to organize and coordinate the work as much as possible so that there is a distance between people living in the school. We read this in the guidelines on the GIS website.
Students in class are not required to wear face masks.
– In the new guidelines There is no obligation to cover your mouth and nose during class. Of course we are not going to forbid this – if there is a larger group this should apply. However, it will not apply during standard lessons – said the minister.
Exactly the guidelines of the Ministry of National Education, the Ministry of Health and the GIS for public and private schools and institutions from September 1, 2020 can be found HERE