Schools and kindergartens to start gradually reopening on 18 May

Ljubljana, 29 April - Schools and kindergartens in Slovenia will start reopening on 18 May in what will be a gradual process, Education Minister Simona Kustec announced after a cabinet session on Thursday.

Minister of Education, Science and Sport Simona Kustec speaking at the government's morning press briefing on Covid-19.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

"This will be a thought-out, gradual measure. We'll do this just for certain groups and certain grades and under the very clear precondition that we will have precise instructions and guidelines for teachers, students and parents," she told the Odmevi news show on TV Slovenija on Wednesday evening.

The minister did not disclose any further details beyond saying that great focus would be placed on safety and the government will be closely watching how resumption of instruction proceeds in other countries.

The statement comes after Prime Minister Janez Janša announced a gradual easing of measures starting with the lifting of a ban on inter-municipal travel on 30 April and a series of measures to follow after Labour Day weekend.

The details of the plan are to be presented at the daily government coronavirus briefing on Thursday morning.

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