A recent article in The National referred to opinions from educational experts, with a summary of their comments outlined here.
Greater Hygiene Measures
When students walk into school, they will likely get their temperature checked and will have to wear face masks. Schools will encourage frequent hand-washing and discourage students from hugging their friends. Health and safety precautions are likely to be increased, with schools needing to provide fumigation, germicidal lamps and thermal scanners. According to the ‘Re-opening Schools Post Covid-19’ report, published by management consulting firm, Oliver Wyman, schools would need to implement increased temperature checks at the entrances, enhanced sterilisation and cleaning processes, and implement ways to limit interaction between students.
Maintaining Social Distancing in Class
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