Fifteen days after the start of the school year, 81 establishments have already been closed, and more than 2,100 classes have been closed. Buthe protocol has been streamlined to allow sick children or children to return to school faster. Before, in case of cough and fever, “to return to school, you needed a medical certificate attesting that the child did not have the Covid, and therefore often have a PCR test “, recalls Jihane Benzina on set. Now, parents will need a simple sworn statement saying that they have consulted a doctor, and that the doctor has not requested a test.
If the child tests positive in a class, the regional health agency “will establish which children are considered to be at risk”, recalls the journalist. They will have to stay at home and do a PCR test after seven days. PTo resume school, you will need a sworn certificate guaranteeing that this test has been done correctly, and that it is indeed negative. If the parents do not want to be tested, the child will stay at home for 14 days.
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