Thursday 23 September 2021

Experts call for new school Covid rules

Government health advisors are recommending that primary schools do not send home entire classes if one pupil tests positive for coronavirus, Trouw reported on Monday. Hundreds of schools have been affected by the measure since the end of the summer holidays, causing problems for teachers and parents alike. However, Trouw says, the Outbreak Management Team which advises the government on dealing with the pandemic, is recommending that only pupils who have ‘close contact’ with the affected child be sent home.... More >

Vocational schools want to continue online

At least five vocational school groups will carry on giving online teaching, despite the government recommending a return to the classroom. The Volkskrant reports on Monday that schools including Albeda in Rijnmond have already decided to give lessons partly online to its 21,000 students. They are joined by MBO Utrecht, the Graafschap College in Doetinchem, the ROC A12 in Ede and Deltion College in Zwolle, which together have another 39,000 students, according to the paper. Although the government intends to... More >