From Monday, about 3.8 million older Polish school students are learning remotely, while 2.5 million younger children are still going to schools and kindergartens, spokesperson for the Ministry of Education Anna Ostrowska said on Monday.
As of Saturday, October 24, new and tighter government restrictions will take effect in order to contain the spread of COVID-19. The measures include the closure of restaurants for two weeks and remote schooling for grades four to eight in elementary schools.
Poland will likely keep older classes of primary schools at home and switch them to online or hybrid learning, PM Mateusz Morawiecki told the parliament on Wednesday, three days after most secondary schools moved to online teaching.
The Polish government has imposed new restrictions, which have come into force on Saturday, October 17, in order to "save the health and lives of the Polish people."
PM says “98 percent” of schools operating normally, while special shopping hours for seniors return.
Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said on Thursday that decisions regarding the functioning of schools in the coming weeks would be announced on Saturday. He added that it was likely that some limitations would be reinstated.
Pieces of World War II rifles have been found in the attic of a school in eastern Poland but just why they were left there decades ago remains a mystery.
Given a choice, 68.4 percent of parents would send their child to school from September 1, and 27.2 percent would not, according to a poll for the daily Dziennik Gazeta Prawna (DGP) and RMF FM radio.
The school year in Poland will start on September 1 as students will generally return to their classrooms, apart from exceptional cases where online teaching will be introduced, Health Ministry spokesperson Wojciech Andrusiewicz said on Friday.
Most municipalities in Poland have a standard epidemiological situation, which enables school directors to prepare for a return to traditional lessons, Education Minister Dariusz Piontkowski has said.