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The Royal Decree by which the state of alarm is extended until 00.00 hours on June 7, published this Saturday, May 23, by the BOE, which establishes that the competent educational administrations may order the “flexibility” of containment measures and the resumption of face-to-face activities in the non-university educational field and training, provided that progression to phase 2 or later in a certain territorial area is agreed. “data-reactid =” 26 “> The Royal Decree extending the status of alarm until 00.00 hours on June 7, published this Saturday, May 23 by the BOE, establishes that the competent educational administrations may order the “flexibility” of the containment measures and the resumption of classroom activities in the non-university educational field and training, provided that the progression to phase 2 or later in a certain territorial area is agreed.

In this sense, the document highlights that educational activities can be maintained through distance and online modalities “whenever possible”.

The Minister of Health, Salvador Illa, already advanced this Friday that the decree that extends the state of alarm recognizes the competence of the autonomous communities in educational matters, which must provide “as best they see fit” the de-escalation, if these activities proceed. “data-reactid =” 28 “> The Minister of Health, Salvador Illa, already announced this Friday that the decree that extends the state of alarm recognizes the competence of the autonomous communities in educational matters, that they must provide “as best they deem appropriate” the de-escalation, if these activities proceed.

CCAA they ask for it in this sense. “data-reactid =” 29 “> In any case, he specified that the Government will follow” with attention “what happens and that they are” willing to provide aid “if the Autonomous Communities ask for it in this sense.

The government foresaw, from phase 2, the opening of nursery schools up to 6 years old for families that prove that parents have to carry out face-to-face work without the possibility of flexibility, always with limited capacity. However, the majority of autonomous communities demonstrated against this measure in the last sectoral conference on Education.

In addition, it established that students in the 4th year of ESO, 2nd year of Baccalaureate, 2nd year of FP in Middle and Higher grades and the last year of Special Regime Teaching may return to class on a voluntary basis, beginning with the division of groups of more than 15 students 50% for alternate assistance or in parallel semigroups.

The opening of Special Education centers was also allowed, and the attendance of students will be voluntary. Likewise, the educational centers will prepare educational reinforcement programs to be developed in the center for the students not mentioned above.

These measures, however, do not appear in the Health Order that regulates phase 2 of the de-escalation and that was published last Saturday. Government sources told Europa Press that it was a matter of regulation because an order cannot modify a decree and that they would be included in the decree extending the state of alarm. Finally, the decree speaks of this relaxation but does not include any specific measure.

The Minister of Education and Vocational Training, Isabel Celaá, confirmed this Thursday in Congress that the autonomous communities can open their centers on the 25th ″, if it is in phase 2. “In phase two is when the opening occurs and all those who have arrived will be able to open,” he insisted questioned. by regulatory plans in this regard. “data-reactid =” 35 “> The Minister of Education and Vocational Training, Isabel Celaá, confirmed this Thursday in Congress that the autonomous communities can open their centers on the 25th,” if they It is in phase 2. “In phase two is when the opening occurs and all who have arrived will be able to open,” she insisted, questioned by the regulatory plans in this regard.

Starting Monday, May 25, all the Andalusian provinces except Malaga and Granada, Aragon, Asturias, Balearic, Canary Islands, Cantabria, Extremadura, Galicia, Murcia, Navarra, Basque Country, La Rioja, Ceuta will be in phase 2 of the de-escalation. , Melilla, the provinces of Guadalajara and Cuenca and three Catalan health areas. All these territories may, if they consider it so, make educational measures more flexible.

In any case, it will be an unequal opening depending on each autonomous community, which have been advancing their plans for a partial opening of classes from phase 2. Some of them agree that students who want to return to class do so by appointment and most discard the return of minors from 0 to 6 years old.

Prevention and hygiene guide

The Government has also sent the autonomous communities a guide with prevention and hygiene measures for phase 2 in educational matters, in which it recommends prioritizing possible outdoor spaces, optimizing classrooms and other spaces and organizing distribution so that they are always a safety distance of two meters is maintained.

The use of gloves in schools is not recommended, but the use of hygienic masks, to be reusable, in case an interpersonal distance of 2 meters cannot be ensured. The mask will be mandatory in school transportation. In addition, families should take the temperature of the student every day before leaving home to go to the educational center. Students with symptoms or in quarantine may not attend, and if detected at the center, they must be isolated.

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