France’s primary schools set to reopen on Monday 11 with certain restrictions as country eases out of Covid-19 lockdown.
FRENCH primary schools are ready to reopen from Monday. The prime minister Édouard Philippe has said that at least 90 per cent will open then with the remainder opening the following week.
Teachers will be returning to school on Monday and the children on Tuesday.
However, there will be a few restrictions, at any one time, there should be no more than 15 children per class in école élementaire and 10 at maternelle which are those for the youngest children.
Other children may be able to do personal study with supervision, where this is feasible, or attend facilities for extracurricular activities such as sport and culture.
Some may continue to learn at a distance from home, either part or full-time and parents can make that decision.
Schools will be able to prioritise certain children for places in school, such as disabled children, children of health or other workers considered vital to the economy or parents who have no childcare options; also those identified as at risk of falling behind in their schooling.
In secondary schooling, distance learning will continue this month, but colleges are expected to reopen from May 18 in departments classed as green.
Lycées may reopen in June, depending on a reassessment at the end of May.