The French government is considering the possibility of parents taking leave if the class or school their children are attending has to close due to a COVID-19 case. The government spokesman moved forward this Tuesday at the beginning of the year. back to school ‘in France.
Speaking to France Info, Gabriel Artal pointed out that “Parental leave will be possible for parents when this closure occurs”. Regarding the decision to close a center or class, the government spokesman stated that it would be between the operation itself and local authorities.
“The decision will be made by the principal and the regional health department at the local level,” he said, specifying that “solutions” should be adopted to help parents and so that there can be “continuity in education”.
With a return to classes of 12 million students since Tuesday, Attal has defended that a “hygiene protocol” and “measures to minimize the risk of contagion” have been established in education centers. The measures include the mandatory use of a mask by teachers and students over eleven years of age.