Onsite learning 'safe' in 44 municipalities next week

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Starting next week, 44 municipalities may open schools for pupils in grades 1-6 and 12, according to Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC) April 21.

Last week, the figure was 55, so the number of municipalities with low rates of morbidity has declined by 11.

From Monday, April 26, in municipalities where the two-week morbidity rate per 100,000 people does not exceed 200, on-site education can be organized for students from grades 1st to 6th and students of 12th grade. For students of grades from 7th to 11th on-site studying can take place on a rotating basis so that the classes in the educational institution do not overlap. In order to resume on-site studying, the educational institution must provide epidemiological requirements and weekly testing of staff.

The municipalities where onsite learning may take place next week are:

  1. Aizpute municipality
  2. Alsunga municipality
  3. Amata municipality
  4. Ape municipality
  5. Auce municipality
  6. Ādaži municipality
  7. Baltinava municipality
  8. Dundaga municipality
  9. Durbe municipality
  10. Ilūkste municipality
  11. Inčukalns municipality
  12. Jaunjelgava municipality
  13. Jēkabpils city
  14. Kandava municipality
  15. Kārsava municipality
  16. Kocēni municipality
  17. Koknese municipality
  18. Krimulda municipality
  19. Krustpils municipality
  20. Liepāja city
  21. Līvāni municipality
  22. Lubāna municipality
  23. Mazsalaca municipality
  24. Naukšēni municipality
  25. Nereta municipality
  26. Nīca municipality
  27. Pārgauja municipality
  28. Pāvilosta municipality
  29. Priekule municipality
  30. Roja municipality
  31. Ropaži municipality
  32. Rucava municipality
  33. Rugāji municipality
  34. Sigulda municipality
  35. Strenči municipality
  36. Tērvete municipality
  37. Vaiņode municipality
  38. Valka municipality
  39. Valmiera city
  40. Varakļāni municipality
  41. Vārkava municipality
  42. Ventspils city
  43. Ventspils municipality
  44. Viesīte municipality

Individual face-to-face consultations shall also be available throughout Latvia for 12th grade students and those students that are subjected to risk of dropping out of school, and for those students of vocational study programs who have to pass state examinations in the first half of 2021. On-site consultations take place only at the individual invitation of the teacher in accordance with the epidemiological safety procedure. The consultation time should not exceed 40 minutes.

In municipalities where the 14-day cumulative morbidity rate of Covid-19 per 100,000 people exceeds 200, on-site studying for 12th graders can be organized no more than two days a week in the subjects where centralized examinations are taken. In these municipalities up to 5 on-site classes held outdoors per week can be organized for students of other grades and up to a maximum of 10 people per group.

From 7 April, it is also  possible to organize on-site classes outdoors for groups for up to 10 people in vocational education, interest education and artistic collectives.

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