|A health worker sprays disinfectant in a classroom. — VNA/VNS Photo|
HÀ NỘI — The Ministry of Education has issued a set of safety criteria in COVID-19 prevention and control for all educational systems nationwide as a basis for deciding whether schools are allowed to open.
Educational systems include kindergartens, primary, secondary and high schools, vocational training schools, colleges, universities, academy institutes and dormitories.
Before receiving students back, schools must develop learning programmes and solutions to be ready to respond to possible pandemic situations; ensure environmental sanitation and medical equipment at the school.
Students, staff and teachers are requested to strictly follow pandemic prevention measures.
Kindergartens and primary, secondary schools must ensure that students are delivered at the school gate; promptly upgrade pandemic prevention equipment such as disinfectant, soap, and assign health staff to supervise pandemic prevention and control activities.
The distance between students and teachers must be at least one metre in classrooms, examination rooms or working rooms and at least two metres outside of those areas.
In addition, teachers and students are asked to wash their hands frequently and wear face masks.
University dormitories must be equipped with disinfectant, cleaning tools, and staff are to regularly supervise pandemic prevention and control activities.
Previously, the HCM City People's Committee issued a set of safety criteria in COVID-19 prevention and control for all educational institutions in the city, that replaced the one issued in April 2020.
Accordingly, the set of criteria includes 10 components. An educational institution which meets at least six criteria will be allowed to resume operations.
Those meeting 6-7 criteria are required to fulfill at least eight criteria within 48 hours to maintain operations.
Staff of educational institutions are requested to have green QR codes which show their vaccination history. If they do not have green QR codes, they must present one of the following documents: a certificate showing they have been cured from COVID-19 in the last 6 months or have been vaccinated at least 14 days ago. — VNS