The Christmas holidays are in full swing, but for many parents and children there is a high demand. Are schools allowed on Monday 200 open again in January or will the doors remain closed after the Christmas holidays? On Monday afternoon, the outgoing cabinet made a decision: ‘There is good news!’
Primary schools , secondary schools and BSOs will open again after next week. Higher education will remain closed until Friday 10 January, said outgoing minister Arie Slob. “It is a huge relief, but we must remain vigilant about the development of the virus.” Also, outdoor sports for young people to 14 year again possible until 20.10 hours.
Effect strict measures
The outgoing cabinet has made the decision following advice from the Outbreak Management Team (OMT), which met earlier today. Last month the primary schools closed a week before the Christmas holidays because of the contagious omikron variant, but the strict measures have led to the reopening of primary and secondary schools, says Hugo de Jonge.
On Instagram we asked our readers what they think of the reopening of schools. The reactions are diverse. For example, Yvette says: “Nothing better than having my students live in front of me”. But skeptical reactions also pass by: “Nah… After 3 infections at the emergency shelter of the out-of-school care (where I work) a really good idea”, someone writes. Ryanne thinks it sucks, because she just has a holiday herself.