Education Minister Jean-Franకోois Roberz launched his back-to-school plan on Wednesday. “I think the plan we laid out yesterday was well prepared and supported by experts,” he said on Thursday. “He has to catch up.”
Some criticized the minister for doing so too late. According to Mr Roberz, the plan is timely.
In an interview with TVA Nouvelles, he said, “We had to come up with a plan in advance to allow people to adapt.” “Teachers are still on vacation, so we’re not really late, but it’s not too late to take into account the real epidemiological situation. No matter how early we give in the summer, we have to adapt to the evolution of the epidemic. It’s responsible, it’s prudent.”
“We announced a plan in June that we had to adopt it in August, so in August, the arrival of the Delta variant should be considered, which is very worrying,” Mr. Roberz explained. I think we have the support of science and pediatricians. “
Students are required to wear the mask in normal areas, but can remove it in class.
“We want to keep this measure as it is very important for the development of the language,” the minister said. September is also hot, so we want to allow young people to remove their masks while in class.
However, actions may change as the Ministry of Education depends on the outcome of the epidemic.
“We are following the recommendations of public health,” Minister Roberz concluded. If there is a risk to staff or students, we will have to accept. ”