No regular classes before end of school year - education min

Full-time classes at schools were suspended in Poland on March 12. Marcin Bielecki/PAP

Traditional classes at Polish schools will not be restored in Poland before the end of the school year on June 26, due to the coronavirus pandemic, whereas online education schemes remain in force, Education Minister Dariusz Piontkowski said on Monday.

The minister noted that during the school exams (primary and secondary school final exams) there will be days off from classes.

He added that during this period students will not have to attend distance learning classes, and there will be an opportunity to benefit from consultations at schools, which will take place until the end of the school year. However, any classes in large groups will not be possible.

Full-time classes at schools were suspended in Poland on March 12. Compulsory distance learning classes were introduced by the Polish government from March 25. Some branches resumed operations, including kindergartens, psychological and pedagogical counselling centres, as well as lessons in 1st-3rd grade primary school classes.