You are here

Ministry recommends schools to follow information by the Health Board of Estonia

27. February 2020 - 16:27

The Ministry of Education and Research recommends schools and other educational institutions to follow information by the Health Board of Estonia in regarding to the corona virus outbreak. At the moment, the situation does not need extraordinary measures in schools, but the Ministry recommends to pay more attention to the prevention of diseases.

The most important thing is a good communication between different authorities in preventing the spread of the virus as well as sharing balanced and evidence-based information. Today, the Ministry sent the recommendations to schools and their managers.

Due to the situation in the world, the Health Board of Estonia recommends schools to inform parents of students who had their school holiday in the areas affected by the virus. If possible, it is advised parents and students to stay at home for 14 days and monitor the health. Parents whose children stay at home as a precaution are asked to inform school. Parents and students are advised to contact the school directly for further guidance and information on the organization of studies, too.

The Ministry calls school leaders and managers to monitor the situation in their institutions and act accordingly and case-by-case basis. The school shall assess whether the situation needs intervention and are able to act within the frame of the Basic Schools and Upper Secondary Schools Act.

The Ministry of Education and Research is monitoring the situation closely together with the Health Board of Estonia and provides further information as necessary.

Veel uudiseid samal teemal

25.10.2021|Ministry of Education and Research

Liina Põld and Renno Veinthal elected Deputy Secretary Generals of Ministry of Education and Research

Liina Põld, the former Head of the General Education Policy Department, was elected Deputy Secretary General of General Education and Youth Policy. Renno Veinthal, currently a professor at Tallinn University of Technology, was elected Deputy Secretary General of Research and Development, Higher Education, Vocational Education and Training Policy.

22.10.2021|Ministry of Education and Research

Minister Liina Kersna at the International Summit on the Teaching Profession: we must involve teachers and support their mental health

“Good mental health of teachers and their involvement in decision-making processes contribute to the well-being of teachers and the sustainability of the teaching profession. The task of governments, teacher organisations and school management is to create these preconditions in joint cooperation," said Minister of Education and Research of Estonia Liina Kersna in the discussion of the summit on Tuesday.