RIGA - Due to the risk of Covid-19 spread, Latvia's large schools will organize studies mostly in morning and evening shifts or partly remotely, said Guntars Catlaks, the head of the National Center for Education (VISC), in an interview with the Latvian public television today.
Catlaks said that the main recommendation for schools is to reduce the range of possible contact persons so that the whole school should not be closed in case of Covid-19 outbreak.
VISC recommends that studies for all grade 1-6 pupils are organized on site.
Large schools will face the biggest challenges. The schools still have to inform on their plans, but so far there have been two variants discussed - studies in shifts or partial remote work as some groups attend school one week, and others - the next week, while the first group has remote classes.
Also, schools should follow all safety requirements on September 1, marking the first day of school, and it is recommended that these events are organized outdoors.