Covid, from 1 April trips are back, teachers no vax at school

From 1 April the trips return, the unvaccinated school staff returns to school (but not in contact with the students) and the management of the quarantines changes: even with more than 4 infected, the Dad no longer triggers, except for the sick. The decree law in view of the cessation of the state of emergency was published in the Official Gazette; the text contains some news. An extension of the staff for the emergency and additional resources, equal to 30 million euros, for schools has also been foreseen.

* Masks – With the end of the state of emergency, the obligation to use surgical masks remains, except for children up to six years of age and for people with pathologies or disabilities incompatible with the use of masks. The mask must also be worn on means of transport and on school vehicles, of the FFP2 type until 30 April; it should not be worn during sports activities.

* Educational trips – It will be possible to return to educational outings and educational trips, including participation in sporting events. Until April 30th, it will be possible to access educational institutions only by showing the so-called ‘basic’ green pass (vaccination, recovery or test).

* Management of positive cases – The quarantine system is canceled: in kindergartens, in the presence of at least four cases of positivity among the pupils in the same section / class group, the activities continue in the presence and for teachers and educators, as well as for children who have passed the six years, the use of the Ffp2 masks is foreseen for ten days from the last contact with the positive. If symptoms appear, an antigen test or molecular test is mandatory. If you are still symptomatic, the test should be repeated on the fifth day following the date of the last contact. In this case the negative result of the test is certified with self-certification. In elementary, middle and high schools and in the education and vocational training system, in the presence of at least four cases of positivity among pupils, the activities continue in the presence and for teachers and students who are over six years of age. the use of the Ffp2 masks for ten days from the last contact with the positive. If symptoms appear, an antigen test or molecular test should be done. Pupils of elementary, middle and high schools and of the vocational education and training system, in isolation for Covid can follow the lessons in integrated digital teaching at the request of families or of the adult pupil accompanied by specific medical certification. Readmission to class is subject to the sole demonstration of having carried out a rapid or molecular antigen test with negative result.

* Vaccination obligation – Until June 15, the vaccination obligation remains for all school staff. Vaccination – reads the decree – is an essential requirement for carrying out educational activities in contact with pupils. In the case of non-compliance with the vaccination obligation, while until now the teaching and educational staff have been suspended from service and salary, from 1 April it will be used in support activities for the school institution. He will not go to class but will go back to school. * Emergency resources – With the decree published on March 21, 30 million have been provided to be allocated to schools to continue with the purchase of masks and hygiene materials. The staff for the emergency is extended, according to the decree published on March 21, until the end of the lessons, or no later than June 15, except for state kindergartens in which the deadline is extended no later than 15 June. on June 30.

Covid, from 1 April trips are back, teachers no vax at school – Chronicle