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Covid-19: the resumption of classes after the All Saints holidays raises questions

2020-10-26T13:12:15.524Z

Scientists and teachers wonder if it is reasonable to reopen schools next Monday.The subject is likely to gain momentum in the coming days. While the specter of a reconfinement is becoming clearer in the face of the second epidemic wave, what about the resumption of classes after the All Saints holidays? Many specialists propose to restrict the presence of some students in class from Monday, November 2. Epidemiologist Antoine Flahault suggested Monday morning on BFMTV not to



The subject is likely to gain momentum in the coming days.

While the specter of a reconfinement is becoming clearer in the face of the second epidemic wave, what about the resumption of classes after the All Saints holidays?

Many specialists propose to restrict the presence of some students in class from Monday, November 2.

Epidemiologist Antoine Flahault suggested Monday morning on BFMTV not to reopen middle school-high school classes as well as university benches and to leave these children independent in class.

"Primary schools could remain open but should impose the wearing of a mask, even for children over 6 years old", he thinks, while the mask is currently only compulsory for those over 11. , from college.

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On the side of the national union of high schools, colleges, schools and higher, they criticize the lack of preparation of the Ministry of National Education.

"It's been a month since we asked for the implementation of the educational continuity plan in all departments at risk," lamented on the continuous news channel Jean-Rémi Girard, president of SNALC.

That is to say

at least

that we find ourselves in situations where we teach half-class in order to limit the mixing and to allow physical distancing in our establishments ”, he detailed on our antenna.

Abroad, we try to keep schools open

Presently, face-to-face is the norm in elementary, middle and high schools.

At the university, the gauge in the amphitheatres is limited to half of the students.

The reduction in the health protocol at the end of September irritated part of the teaching staff.

The president of the scientific council Jean-François Delfraissy raised this question this Monday on RTL.

Faced with a situation that he considers "critical", he mentions two strategies: massively extend the curfew or "directly re-define".

In the case of the second option, he suggests “keeping a school activity and also a certain number of economic activities”.

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Abroad, we also refuse to close primary and nursery schools.

Only the Czech Republic decided in mid-October to do so.

It must be said that the country of Central Europe is the most affected on the continent.

Elsewhere, efforts are concentrated on higher education establishments.

In Italy and Poland, 75% of high school and university courses will be held online from Monday.

Ireland, which has chosen to reconfigure itself for at least six weeks, has also closed all its establishments except schools.

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In Belgium, we also adapt to emergencies.

Sunday evening, the authorities of French-speaking Belgium warned colleges and high schools that they should organize online courses from Wednesday for three days.

So far, the authorities had simply limited access to college benches to 20% of the workforce.

Another strong measure, the school holidays of All Saints, which start on Friday evening, have been extended until November 11 inclusive for the whole country.

They were initially supposed to last a week.

Source: leparis

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