Norwegian health official: There will probably be new corona measures for schools from next week

Espen Rostrup NakstadPhoto: Håkon Mosvold Larsen / NTB

Assistant director of health Espen Nakstad told Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) that new corona measures and guidelines will probably be introduced in schools and kindergartens from next week.

The reason? The recent increase in infection rates, Nakstad told the channel on Saturday.

“We can also expect that the advice and guidelines related to schools will be more refined – when it comes to how we can strengthen infection control around children so that we do not get outbreaks in kindergartens and schools and that we can keep educational institutions more open,” he said.

The government stated in a press release on Friday that they have asked the Directorate of Health, the National Institute of Public Health (FHI), and the Directorate of Education to review the infection control guidelines for schools and kindergartens based on increasing national infection rates and the many cases of the mutated variants.

“We have received many requests from kindergartens and schools that they want an update of the guidelines after the new virus variants have arrived. 

“We also see that it varies a lot how the schools comply with the measures. Therefore, there is reason to consider in more detail how the “yellow” and “red” levels should be practiced,” Minister of Education and Integration Guri Melby (V) said.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayEducation

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