The face mask obligation will continue to apply in secondary education after the summer holidays. Also, the student and teacher must keep a distance of 1.5 meters. Sources confirm this after reports from RTL Nieuws . This does not follow the example of MBO and higher education, which can be almost completely opened again in the new school year.
Only 41 percent of young people have had a first jab at the moment, says the GGD. That number is too small to completely let go of the corona measures.
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Wearing a face mask remains mandatory. A distance of 1.5 metres must also be maintained between teacher and pupil. This only applies outside of class, when students move between classrooms, for example. Students don’t have to keep their distance.
Self-tests also remain in place in the schools. Risk-oriented testing, which happened preventively in some schools, is no longer necessary. Source and contact research when someone has become infected with the coronavirus is tightened up.
Sources told De Telegraaf that there was division within the Outbreak Management Team (OMT) over the abandonment of the measures in secondary education. Some members felt this was possible because of the psychological damage that children suffer if they do not go to school. The outgoing cabinet also wanted to abandon the measures, but returned to them after consultation with the OMT and the education sector. ( face mask )
Tonight, outgoing Prime Minister Mark Rutte and outgoing Minister Hugo de Jonge (Public Health) will hold a press conference on the corona measures and what they will look like in the autumn.