CHILDREN will be able to return to school to resume face to face education in a week’s time.
The new regulations promulgated in the latest Government Gazette provides for learning to resume on the 7th of September 2020.
The new regulations state that schools and educational institutions providing early childhood development learning, pre-primary learning, and primary education may resume face to face learning.
The same goes for schools and educational institutions providing secondary education at the level of Grade 8 to 12 and higher education institutions.
The provisions in the regulations do not prevent the use of other alternative forms of learning.
Heads of schools and educational institutions providing early childhood development Learning and other educational institutions must ensure that the persons accessing their premises adhere to the measures to combat, prevent and suppress the spread of COVID-19 as specified in the regulations and the health regulations at all times.
Learners, teachers, and parents will have to wear masks whenever they are in public spaces. The wearing of see-through face shields is also permitted provided that a mask is worn under such shields.
President Hage Geingob on Friday announced that the country will remain under Stage 3 of the State of Emergency which means that authorized officers can order a person without a mask to leave the school premises.
A person found not wearing their masks will face being issued with a fine of N$2 000.