A partial opening will occur from May 11
If the reopening of primary schools goes smoothly from May 11, the cabinet wants primary school students to go back to school all week from June. This means that the delays that students incur remain limited, reports RTV Drenthe, quoting the NOS.
The RIVM believes that opening schools is safe enough, because children seemingly play a relatively small role in the spread of the Coronavirus. On Tuesday it was announced that a maximum of half of the students can be back in school per day. This restriction does not apply to special education, where all students can return to school at the same time. Secondary education is expected to start again on 2 June.
It is not yet fully determined when schools can resume their regular teaching days. That may already be possible on June 2 and in that case, depending on the holiday region, schools could continue teaching for four to six weeks in the way they were used to before the Coronavirus outbreak.
On Wednesday, educational organisations came up with a joint protocol for the opening of the schools after the May holidays. They want children to go to school all day, instead of half days. The latter would cause too many contact moments in a day. Primary schools are free to decide whether to adopt that advice.
According to that protocol, parents are no longer allowed to enter the school building and the schoolyard. It is not yet known whether this will continue to apply from June.