Minister for education Justyne Caruana has announced a list of updated protocols for Maltese schools. However, nothing about UM, MCAST, or higher education was addressed.
For students Year 8 or under, a social distancing of 1.5 meters must be maintained in between students. For those in Year 9 or upwards, a social distancing of 1 metre is required. Masks must also be worn.
More holistic activities among younger students may also resume, including laboratory work, fieldwork, physical education, and any other special activities like birthdays.
Canteens and Tuck Shops may also re-open, but food must be packaged. Schools will also see the return of vulnerable workers and students this scholastic year, but discussions about graduation ceremonies are still ongoing.
Parents will also not be allowed to enter schools.
What do you think about the latest protocols?