New COVID-19 protocols outlined for schools

By MyVue News.com Staff writer

Basseterre, Monday, 5th September, 2022, (MyVue News.com)- With the COVID-19 pandemic now in a less threatening stage, compared to 2021 and the year before, a more relaxed regime of protocols has been outlined as the new school year begins to take shape in learning institutions across St. Kitts & Nevis.

The new measures were announced on Sunday, 5th September, 2022, by Minister of Education, Dr. Geoffrey Hanley.

The minister indicated that all persons seeking access to educational institutions would be required, (must),  sanitize their hands upon entry.

In addition, Hanley said the wearing of a mask is now optional, but strongly encouraged in enclosed spaces.

Primary and secondary students will begin returning to the classrooms from Wednesday, 7th September, but teachers were asked to commence work on Monday, 5th, September, as well as students at the country’s tertiary institution, the Clarence Fitzroy Bryant College.

The minister said that to avoid the spread of Covid-19, students and teachers who are experiencing flu-like symptoms should seek the help of a medical professional prior to their return to campus.

The Minister of Education also thanked teachers who never neglected their duties throughout the pandemic, especially during the challenging periods in 2020 and 2021.

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