Catalonia eliminates the measures of the covid protocol in schools

  • Health and Education end bubble groups, although it recommends keeping them in the dining room

  • The instruction also advises centers to continue with ventilation and hand hygiene.

Catalonia eliminates the measures that remained of the covid protocol in educational centers. This was made public this Thursday by the departments of education and of Hellowho have approved a new instruction for which from now on remove bubble groups both outdoors and indoors, although it is recommended to keep them in the dining room. The instruction also advises schools to have bubble groups identified in case the evolution of the pandemic recommends recovering them.

The staggered exits they are left to the discretion of each center, depending on the organization they have. And it is allowed to recover face-to-face meetings with families. All of them measured in line with agreed by the Health Commission of the Ministry of Health last May 3.

The instruction states that the maskwhich is no longer required indoors or outdoors in any type of setting, including special education, remains mandatory on school transport for students from six years old.

Education and Health ask schools to prioritize outdoor activities and keep the ventilation and the hygiene of hands.

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Likewise, it is recommended that those who present “acute symptoms” compatible with covid or any other infectious and communicable disease avoid going to school. The affected person may return to the center if their symptoms improve and if they have been without fever for 24 hours.

With this instruction, the current scenario is clarified, in which many schools continued to apply the protocol and others had already adopted full normality.

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