The health protocol against Covid-19 in schools will be relaxed upon the return of the winter school holidays in every area, with the abolition of the wearing of masks on the playground and the reduction of the number of self-tests to be carried out, the ministry of national announced Friday Education.
“The health situation of the general population and of the school population has improved significantly, even better than we expected”said Minister Jean-Michel Blanquer, after meeting with union representatives.
“If I look at the January 25 figures, which represent a peak for the school situation, we had 167,000 cases per day. Yesterday (Thursday) we were at 12,500 cases. So it is clearly a clear improvement, which makes it possible to take into account the reductions that we have been talking about for days. †
Jean-Michel Blanquer at AFP
Under the measures announced, the number of tests requested for contact case students will be reduced from three to one from February 28. They only need to take one self-test or antigenic test after two days (D2) instead of three currently (on D0, D2, and D4). The declarations on honor that families submit after the first self-test will also be deleted from 21 February.
In primary schools, the health protocol goes from level 3 to level 2 for the entire metropolis when each zone returns from winter holidays. In particular, this means the end of the obligation to wear masks outdoors for primary school pupils and staff.
More mixing of students will also be allowed, they can now be mixed again with other students of the same level outside their class, especially during restoration times. You can work out inside again without wearing a mask.
On the other hand, at this stage, the students will keep the mask in the classroom, the ministry said.