Bulgarian Ministry of Education: enough Covid tests to allow face-to-face lessons to be resumed on December 6

With the latest deliveries, there are enough Covid-19 tests to allow resumption of in-person classes from Grades 1 to 12 from December 6, Bulgaria’s education ministry said on December 3.

He said the tests received on December 2 and 3 were being distributed to schools.

The ministry said that in all municipalities where the Covid-19 morbidity rate is above 250 in 100,000 people, students should be tested with non-intrusive tests once a week, and teaching and non-teaching staff two. times per week.

Students will be tested at school at the start of the first school day of the week. Those absent on the day of the test will be tested on the first day of their entry into school.

There is an exception for children with special educational needs, who will be tested by their parents at home.

For students under 18 to be tested, parental permission is required. People over 18 can decide for themselves, the education ministry said.

The ministry said by the end of December 3, it would become clear how many statements of consent had been collected.

Those who have a green certificate – for vaccination, having undergone Covid-19, having antibodies or a negative result of a laboratory test – are exempt from testing.

Another condition for resuming in-person learning is that at least 50% of students in the class must be tested or have a green certificate, the ministry said.

(Photo: Ministry of Education)

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