Since the resuming of 22 schools across Europe didn’t record any major rise in Covid-19 infections yet as per the data of EU education ministers.
Unions, ministers, and schools are currently discussing when to resume the schools and get children to their schools in the UK. It has also been in the news that a lot of neighboring countries have already taken the first steps for resuming education in their countries.
Blaženka Divjak, the minister for education in Croatia said, smaller classes and “close co-operation” with health ministries and epidemiological services, leading to “detailed recommendations”, appears to be working, but added: What has been emphasized very strongly is that these schools have very highly guarded conditions like smaller groups than in normal classes, usual groups of around 15 and … very close cooperation with health ministries and epidemiological services on a national level to provide schools and teachers and parents with very detailed recommendations on how to deal with the new situation. So far we haven’t heard anything negative about the reopening of schools but it is probably too early to have final conclusions on that.
Denmark was the first to take the step to re-open nurseries, kindergartens and primary schools on April 15, following just four weeks of closures, few of the leading parents knocked the government for using their kids as “guinea pigs.” Moreover, Norway and France began the re-opening process, while Germany allowed older students to return. Likewise, France’s education minister, Jean-Michel Blanquer, broadcasted parents that it is more of a risk to their children to keep them at home.