Onsite learning 'safe' in 55 municipalities next week

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Starting next week, 55 municipalities may open schools for pupils in grades 1-6 and 12, according to Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC) April 14.

From Monday, April 19, 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. Baldone municipality
  8. Baltinava municipality
  9. Bauska municipality
  10. Beverīna municipality
  11. Burtnieki municipality
  12. Cesvaine municipality
  13. Dagda municipality
  14. Dundaga municipality
  15. Durbe municipality
  16. Engure municipality
  17. Ērgļi municipality
  18. Ilūkste municipality
  19. Jaunjelgava municipality
  20. Jaunpils municipality
  21. Jēkabpils city
  22. Kandava municipality
  23. Kārsava municipality
  24. Kocēni municipality
  25. Koknese municipality
  26. Krimulda municipality
  27. Krustpils municipality
  28. Liepāja city
  29. Lubāna municipality
  30. Mazsalaca municipality
  31. Nereta municipality
  32. Pārgauja municipality
  33. Pāvilosta municipality
  34. Priekule municipality
  35. Priekuļi municipality
  36. Rauna municipality
  37. Roja municipality
  38. Ropaži municipality
  39. Rucava municipality
  40. Rugāji municipality
  41. Rundāle municipality
  42. Salacgrīva municipality
  43. Sēja municipality
  44. Sigulda municipality
  45. Skrīveri municipality
  46. Strenči municipality
  47. Tērvete municipality
  48. Vaiņode municipality
  49. Valka municipality
  50. Valmiera city
  51. Varakļāni municipality
  52. Vārkava municipality
  53. Ventspils city
  54. Ventspils municipality
  55. 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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