There is something new this Thursday in terms of the measures taken by schools in the event of contamination. We are not talking about color codes here (see our explanation on the start of the school year), but many of the arrangements that principals and teachers must take when students (or teachers) contract the coronavirus.
Protocols drafted by ONE were presented by ministers Bénédicte Linard and Caroline Désir. According to our colleagues from the RTBF, unlike the month of June (a positive case sometimes led to the closure of the whole school!), From September 1, it will be more targeted.
The following rules will apply:
- In the nursery and primary schools, the child or the teacher who tested positive is quarantined, and we analyze the “contact cases”, that is to say the people who did not respect the distance of 1.5 m. These cases are not systematically quarantined, but they should watch for symptoms, and consult a doctor if necessary.
- In the secondary schools also, positive cases (student or teacher) are quarantined, but “contact cases” are also tested and quarantined (the time to know the result of their test).
- There is of course special cases … The brothers and sisters of the positive case are automatically excluded; if a teacher tests positive, classes continue with a replacement in primary and secondary only. But on the other hand, in a similar case, the kindergarten class will be closed. Last thing: if two positive cases appear in a class, it will be automatically closed.
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