How to go back to school in September: from desks to canteens, here are the anti-contagion rules
Physical distancing, hygiene and prevention measures are the main points of the document. To avoid the risk of gathering, students’ entry and exit will be differentiated, either by hourly staggering or by making available all access routes to the school building. Each school will carry out a mapping and reorganization of its spaces in relation to the number of pupils and the consistency of the staff, with the aim of guaranteeing as much teaching as possible in the presence, also making use of extra spaces thanks to collaborations with the territories and local authorities.
At the entrance of the school, the detection of body temperature will not be necessary. But anyone who has a respiratory symptomatology or temperature above 37.5 ° will have to stay at home. It will be important for everyone to respect this rule to reduce the possibility of contagion. Dispensers with sanitizing products will be made available in several points of the school. Pupils of the kindergarten must not wear a mask, as already foreseen for children under 6 years of age. Therefore, as it is not always possible to guarantee physical distance from the pupil, it may be possible for staff to use additional devices (for example nitrile gloves and protective devices for eyes, face and mucous membranes) in addition to the usual surgical mask.
“This document is the frame in which to insert the overall reopening plan: a few simple rules, feasible solutions that will allow us to return safely between the desks – explains Minister of Education Lucia Azzolina – to this document will be added that of the experts from the ministry of education, which will offer ideas that look to the recovery in September, but also beyond: the exit from this emergency, as we have always said, must become an extraordinary push to improve the education system and to promote innovation teaching “.
Before the reopening of the schools, a thorough cleaning of all the spaces that must be carried out daily will be provided, and dispensers with sanitizing products will be made available in several points of the school. As for the masks, pupils over 6 years of age will have to wear it for the entire period of stay in the school premises, subject to due exceptions, for example when doing physical activity, during meals or during interrogations, as will already happen for students. II cycle state exams. Kindergarten pupils must not wear a mask, as provided for children under 6 years of age. Special exercises may be organized for all school staff to familiarize themselves with the planned measures.
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“From the Technical-Scientific Committee comes an important contribution to reopen our schools safely. The government will devote all energy to this goal,” adds the Minister of Health, Roberto Speranza. “What was done for the school was a demanding job, which aims to reconcile the containment of the risk of contagion with the recovery of normal activities for students and workers in the world of education. It will be important, in the coming weeks, to remain cautious and responsibility for everyone’s behavior in order to guarantee the return to class in September “, closes Agostino Miozzo, coordinator of the technical-scientific committee.