So students & teachers return to schools tomorrow

Who will not do a rapid test - What about masks and elementary school students - Everything that will apply

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In season pre-lockdown rhythms Cyprus returns tomorrow after today expires the decree of the Ministry of Health with the strict measures taken two weeks ago to limit the spread of the virus.

Although the scripts, which gave and took the last few days, wanted the Easter holidays for the students to be extended for another week, in the end the decision was made and students of all levels return to classrooms from tomorrow 10 May.

Only with a negative test in the classrooms - What applies to Primary

Entering the classrooms for them students of Gymnasiums, Lyceums and Technical Schools will only be allowed upon presentation negative test valid for 72 hours, a measure that was in force before the closure of schools for the Easter holidays and the lockdown.

But in addition to the students, they will have to provide a negative test all teachers but also other staff of schools. Students, teachers and other staff, according to the Ministry of Education must undergo a weekly rapid antigen test.

Primary school students also return to the desks with the Ministry of Education urging the parents of children attending classes D 'and S' such as proceed to a rapid test before returning to the classrooms.

Who are excluded from the tests

According to the relevant announcement by weekly mandatory weekly check with rapid test are excluded:

  • Teachers who have been vaccinated with at least 1 dose of the licensed vaccine and 3 weeks have elapsed since receiving the vaccine
  • Teachers and students who have been diagnosed positive in the disease COVID-19 in the last six months.

Masks in Primary School

People aged 12 and over may have to wear a mask, but it has been around since mid-April strict recommendation as well as the children over 6 years old, use the protective mask inside the school premises.

Mobile units in schools today

Today, mobile units will operate in schools to perform free rapid antigen tests for students and their companions.

The students they should have the their political identity or other evidence (eg birth certificate) as well as written consent of their parents / guardians, if not accompanied by them, and teachers proof of identity (eg ID, Driving License, Passport, etc.), for identification purposes.

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