It is possible to keep schools open, even in situations where there are high levels of infection, according to the European Centre of Disease Control.
Josep Jansa, Manager of Response and Emergency Operations with the ECDC, said it has been learning a lot about school environments and there are ways to manage and keep them open “in the safest possible way”.
He said he believes it is possible to keep schools open, even in situations where there are high levels of infection.
However, if the situation remains of higher concern as it is now, then keeping schools open should be re-assessed, he said.
“We need to check case by case, situation by situation and country by country, but there are ways that schools can reopen in the safest way,” he added.