Circular from the Ministry of Education on classes with two positives

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The Ministry of Education today sent a new circular “to state schools and educational institutions, to regional school offices, to non-state schools of all levels” with detailed information “for the cases of classes with double positivity in the of upper and lower secondary schools and of the education and vocational training system (IeFP2) “in accordance with the provisions of the latest government decree.

Specifically, for pupils who have completed the primary vaccination cycle and for whom vaccination or recovery from Covid-19 has taken place for less than 120 days or has been given the booster dose, the teaching activity “in presence with the obligation to wear Fdp2 type respiratory protection devices for at least 10 days; it is recommended not to eat meals at school unless an interpersonal distance of at least two meters can be maintained “. As a health measure, self-monitoring is indicated in the circular.

In the circular it is recalled that in light of the new legislation, there is an obligation to specify that: “the requirements to be able to attend in presence, albeit under self-surveillance, must be demonstrated by the pupil concerned”; “The school is therefore authorized to take cognizance of the data provided by the pupils”.

“In order to allow the control to be carried out, the educational institution that becomes aware of a double positivity within a class – it is specified in the document – must promptly notify the families of the same class, remembering the possibility for the pupils to attend in attendance only if they meet the requirements set out in art. 4, paragraph 1, lett. c), no. 2 of Legislative Decree no. 1 of 7 January 2022, or ‘with two cases of positivity’ in the class, for those who demonstrate that they have completed the primary vaccination cycle or have been cured for less than one hundred and twenty days or – it concludes – that they have carried out the booster dose , self-surveillance is applied, with the use of Ffp2 type masks and with face-to-face teaching. For other subjects, not vaccinated or not cured within the aforementioned terms, integrated digital teaching is applied for a duration of ten days “.


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