Schools and Educational Facilities

Laca Novomestského Elementary School is closed, and three other schools have closed classes

In addition to the interruption of on-site teaching at Laca Novomestského Elementary School, for the time being the school canteen is not preparing any meals, and there are no activities at the Children’s After-school Club, the Leisure Centre or the Language.
Due to positive COVID test results from one pupil and two staff members, from today all first-stage pupils at the 4 Krosnianska Street Elementary School go back to taking online lessons at home. Additionally, one class in each of the schools at 30 Kežmarská Street, Belehradská Street and Gemerská Street is closed, and the pupils are also in home isolation.

School staff to supervise physical distancing within school

School staff are responsible for ensuring students’ physical distancing within school in line with current epidemiological hygiene rules. They should also check that classrooms and other school premises are thoroughly ventilated.

“Traffic-light” colour coding to indicateschool status

The Ministry for Education has issued a Manual of Measures for Schools and Educational Facilities setting out their basic operating conditions during the ongoing pandemic. These include “traffic-light” style colour coding to indicate school risk status.

School entrance and leaving exams may take place

School entrance, leaving and graduation (Maturita) exams may be held, under strict safety conditions. Exams must take place in each school’s largest room. The desks of the examining staff must be placed at least two metres away from each other. Every examiner must wear a face-covering for protection. Personal contact must be minimized, including hand-shaking. In the case of written exams, the desks of individual students must be placed at least two metres away from each other.

School canteens may provide meals

Based on local council decision, school canteens may prepare and provide meals for senior citizens in need and socially-disadvantaged children, respecting the strict hygiene rules in force.

Full information about anti-coronavirus measures regarding schools can be found on the Ministry for Education web-site.