There will be changes in the operating protocols of the schools in view of the new year, as announced by the Minister of Education Niki Kerameos after a decision of the Committee of Infectious Diseases, as there are now new data after vaccinating a large part of the population.
To prevent the spread in the family and especially in the elderly, last year, closed sections with the first case of coronavirus. Now, stressed Mrs. Kerameos, the family is already largely vaccinated, "the, anyway, can be vaccinated ". He also said that there will be a discussion with the committee of experts to change the protocols and to ensure the continuation of the live operation of the schools..
"I emphasize it, The absolute priority is to ensure the livelihood of schools, and with the committee we will discuss the conditions that will ensure it ", were the words of the Minister of Education. The updating of the protocols is expected near the beginning of the school year, based on the latest epidemiological data.
Alongside, Niki Kerameos commented that a teacher who is either not fully vaccinated or has not undergone a weekly laboratory test will not enter the classrooms. He clarified that the number of laboratory tests that will be required each week for vaccinated teachers has not yet been determined..
Regarding teachers who will not provide a vaccination certificate or laboratory test, suspension of work is provided. The responsibility for checking the documents of the teachers will be the principals of the school units.
"Our message is clear: Get vaccinated. There is no bigger weapon against the pandemic ", stressed the Minister of Education, noting that a large percentage above 76% teachers have already been vaccinated against coronavirus.
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