Covid measures for schools in Italy

In-person schooling first step in re-opening country

Coronavirus News

Prime Minister Mario Draghi said while opening a cabinet meeting on COVID measures that “today’s measures go towards a still greater reopening of the country.”

The cabinet is set to examine new COVID measures for schools and the duration of the Green Pass health certificate on Wednesday, news agency Ansa reported. “Today we will deal with in person schooling, which has always been the priority of this government”, said Draghi.

“We will meet the demands of families, who have found the current quarantine regime too complicated and restrictive. Over the next few weeks, we will go ahead with this process of reopening.

“On the basis of the scientific evidence, and continuing to follow the trend of the epidemiological curve, we will announce a calendar to move past the current restrictions”.

The government will base their decisions on recommendations from the CTS scientific advisory panel, and the ‘control room’ task force. Both are meeting before the cabinet Wednesday evening.

Further changes to restrictions

The task force recommended an unlimited duration of the pass for those who have been triple jabbed, or those who have recovered after two doses of the vaccine. The control room also said restrictions even in red zones should be lifted for the triple-jabbed.

The CTS committee said quarantine for unvaccinated students should be halved from 10 to five days.

Children (0-6 years) should go into distance learning if there are more than five virus cases in their class.

The rightwing League party did not vote for a move to make distance learning obligatory for the unvaccinated. They called it “discrimination”.

Cabinet will also review the implementation of the 200-billion euro EU funded post COVID National Recovery and Resilience Plan (NRRP). Three ministers are reportedly under scrutiny for their progress on dossiers.

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