European Experience Will Help Russia To Abolish Quarantine In Schools

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European Experience Will Help Russia To Abolish Quarantine In Schools
European Experience Will Help Russia To Abolish Quarantine In Schools

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European countries began to open schools and kindergartens after the quarantine. Educational institutions in Denmark and Norway have already started working, Germany and the Netherlands are going to follow their example soon. But there is still no need to talk about full-fledged education: no one has canceled measures of social distancing. In such a regime, educational institutions will have to exist for a long time, therefore Russia will soon have to adopt the experience of European states.


Denmark became the first country in the European Union to partially lift the restrictions imposed on its residents in connection with the coronavirus. Hairdressers, some shops, kindergartens and schools reopened in the kingdom last week. When access to education was restored, priority was given to young children to alleviate the plight of their parents who were forced to work at home and look after the little ones at the same time.

At the same time, school attendance in Denmark, as before, remains compulsory, which causes discontent among some parents. An online petition against forced school attendance, entitled “My child is not a guinea pig for COVID-19,” has already collected more than 30,000 signatures. However, the Danish authorities are convinced that economic activity in the country needs to be resumed and that parents can go to work, their children should be left in the care of schools and kindergartens.

Representatives of educational institutions assure that they are doing everything possible so that students do not get infected. All rooms are disinfected twice a day, the distance between desks has been increased to two meters, which is why classes are now held in all accessible rooms, including canteens and gyms. Parents are no longer allowed inside educational institutions, as are children with ARVI symptoms.

Preschoolers and elementary students in Norway returned to class this week. Even before children enter the building, they should wash their hands with water canisters specially installed outside. Inside, they are obliged to do the same every hour. Educators constantly disinfect playgrounds and toys, and children are not allowed to bring objects from home. But lunches, on the contrary, they need to take with them - you cannot share food with other pupils.

To reduce the number of contacts between students, kindergartens and schools in Norway operate in multiple shifts. One group goes to class on Mondays, the other on Tuesdays, and both go on Wednesdays. Despite the fact that some parents oppose the early opening of schools, others breathe a sigh of relief.

It was a challenge, Olaf Kneppen, the father of four-year-old Oliver, told AFP. - At first it was fun to spend more time with him, but then it began to interfere with my work and I stopped coping.

Germany is still pondering the order of opening schools, which is slated for May 4th. Initially, the country, like Denmark and Norway, wanted to give priority to young children in order to ease the burden on their parents. But then it was decided to first allow older students to study, since it is easier to force them to observe hygiene and social distance. In addition, they need to take exams.

The neighboring Netherlands, on the other hand, is going to open primary schools and kindergartens first, because they are usually located in residential areas and you do not need to use public transport to get to them. Prime Minister Mark Rutte, announcing his decision, acknowledged that social distancing is almost impossible in the case of young children, so kindergartens will simply reduce the size of groups.Senior grades are likely to resume their studies on June 1 (there is no three-month school break in the Netherlands in the summer).

However, most countries believe that educational institutions should definitely not be taken out in the first place. Austria, along with Denmark, became one of the first European states to relax quarantine, but this is not yet the case for schools.

There is a high risk of contracting an infection, quotes an unnamed Austrian official from The Wall Street Journal. “And you can hardly expect children to follow the rules of hygiene and social distancing.

Guided by the same reasons, the Spaniards do not let their children out of the house at all. If their parents are still allowed to go out on the street on urgent matters, then the state obliges minors to be locked up, which they have been doing for more than a month. Moreover, the first stage of the weakening of the quarantine regime, which began in the country in mid-April, did not affect them. Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez promised to "give the children some fresh air" only from 27 April. We are talking about those who have not yet turned 12 years old: they will be allowed to take one and a half hour walks accompanied by adults.

Although minors carry COVID-19 mildly, the state of the economy does not depend on their activities. Therefore, when the authorities are faced with a choice of who will be the first to take to the streets, it is always made in favor of economically active groups of the population. So the work of schools and kindergartens around the world is likely to be significantly limited until a reliable vaccine against coronavirus appears.

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