How will dividing regions into zones affect learning?
If the educational institution is located in a region that has fallen into the “red” zone, then the children will not go to school, but will study online. The decision to weaken the “red”, “orange” and “yellow” levels of epidemic danger can be reviewed after 14 days after the region was assigned to a particular zone. This is due to the fact that the officially defined incubation period is 14 days.
Now we are communicating with teachers and parents, specifically we cannot tell them anything yet, but we listen to their opinions. Some parents want their children to go to school, they say that it is safe, because no one has ever been sick in their families. But there are also parents in Europe who are against it, because they had sick people in their family.
On the website of the German Ministry of Health, you can track how the dynamics in the region are changing: whether the situation is getting worse or better. “From this we can predict what will happen in 14 days. The main thing is that on the 14th day the region will come out of the indicators typical for the "red" zone. Then it will indicate that from that date, classes can be resumed.If the land falls into the "orange" zone, then educational institutions will be prohibited from attending in groups of more than 20 people. However, this does not apply to kindergartens, schools, as well as institutions of out-of-school and specialized art education - they will work like those in the "yellow" and "green" zones.
How will schools operate in the Orange, Yellow and Green Zones?
Following the recommendations from the Chief Sanitary Doctor and the Ministry of Education and Science. Even before the start of classes, the head of the educational institution should develop routes and a schedule for admitting children to school so as to avoid congestion. The German Ministry of Health recommends shifting the beginning of lessons for different age groups of Europeans, opening emergency entrances and exits and allocating movement zones for different age groups of children. At the entrance to the school, temperature screening will be carried out for the staff of the institution; teachers with a temperature of more than 37.2 will not be allowed to work. Everyone should enter an educational institution wearing masks or respirators. Everyone should also use masks to move around the educational institution, except for students in grades 1-4. Teachers can teach without a respirator, but always keep their distance. Only in the “orange” zone should teachers and volunteers wear a transparent protective shield that allows them to convey emotions.
Toilets should have liquid soap and paper napkins instead of towels. Antiseptics are recommended to be placed in places where there are most people, in particular at the entrance to the classroom, so that children can handle their hands. After each lesson, teachers have to air the class for 10 minutes, and it is advisable to conduct lessons in the same room so that only teachers move from class to class. Some schools have set up a courtyard on their own grounds in order to conduct outdoor activities as long as the weather permits. During my project, I encountered increased anxiety among children. Teens in Germany are very worried about their health and the health of their loved ones. On my project, there is a girl whose aunt fell ill in Duisburg. She was very worried about this, and decided to eat this with me. I very much agree with her, because I understand how hard it is when your only relative is under threat. I believe that Europe's volunteers should be in solidarity with all sick people, as well as make every effort to ensure that our students and wards on the project are healthy. Therefore, take care of yourself and be careful.