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Face to face classes in Jamaica to resume

March 2nd, 2022

Face to Face classes are set to resume in Jamaica from next Monday.

The announcement was made by the Jamaica Government as COVID 19 restrictions continue to ease and the country re-opens.

The Ministry of Education and Youth, said they will be disbursing additional funds to schools for sanitisation and procurement of furniture where needed.

Education officials said that school administrators have been reminded that all institutions must be approved by the Ministry of Health and Wellness for in-person classes

The ministry said the “three to six feet” social/physical distancing condition has been relaxed, which means that classroom seating can be arranged to reflect the usual spacing of desks and chairs prior to the coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions.

In classrooms where the three to six feet rule has been eased, there should be increased vigilance and monitoring of the students for mask-wearing, temperature checks and for any signs of illness.

The authorities said that the schools should also prepare a space and use the protocols to isolate and treat students and staff who may become ill or show symptoms of the COVID-19 virus. In addition, wash stations must be installed in strategic locations as guided by the Ministry of Health, and staff, parents and students should be resensitised about the safety protocols.

“School administrators should ensure compliance with the wearing of masks and frequent washing of hands, facilitate regular and structured mask breaks, and maximise the use of open spaces in a structured manner,” according to a statement issued by the Education Ministry.

It said that all persons who enter the school grounds each day should have their temperature taken.

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