The City Council of Oslo is introducing digital teaching in schools in the entire Municipality from and including December 17, Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) reports.
Thus, Thursday will be the last school day with physical attendance before Christmas in the capital.
Fully digital teaching is introduced in primary and secondary school, adult education, and vocational schools. At the same time, children with parents in socially critical functions and vulnerable children will continue to have access to physical teaching at school.
“It is necessary to introduce fully digital teaching in all schools until the Christmas holidays to ensure a safe offer to all students in Oslo,” City Councilor Sunniva Holmås Eidsvoll (SV) noted in a press release.
Kindergartens and after-school care will continue to be open, but quarantine rules and staffing challenges may make it necessary to reduce opening hours locally to ensure infection control-safe operations, the City Council stated.
“The situation in the schools is very stressful. We have received clear advice, and therefore we will introduce digital teaching from December 17,” Health Councilor Robert Steen (AP) said in a briefing on Wednesday morning, according to NRK.
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