lengthening winter holidays again on the table

At the beginning of January, the Minister of National Education Jean-Michel Blanquer ruled out any extension of the winter school holidays.

Examined end of January, beginning of February

This extension will be on the Defense Council table again on Wednesday January 27 and if necessary on February 3.

It can complement a curfew at 6 p.m. as well as confinement. This would keep school closures to a minimum while slowing the spread of the virus. Everything will actually depend on two parameters:

– The measurement of contaminations by the English variant

– The evolution of admissions figures in hospital and in intensive care units

Still poorly understood risks posed by variants

Even if 4 million adults are vaccinated at the end of February, this will indeed remain very insufficient to contain the virus, in particular if resistant and / or more contagious variants supplant the “classic” virus.

This third week of vacation, which would allow 100% confinement of students from kindergarten to high school the week of February 20 to 27, would also constitute a barrier to the circulation of the virus. An extension of the school year in July may be considered in compensation.

Source: A la Une – Le Progrès | Le Progrès by www.leprogres.fr.

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