Polish Minister of Education Dariusz Piontkowski announced on Tuesday that he intends to teach the students again personally as of the beginning of the new school year next September as part of the de-escalation after the coronavirus pandemic.
“We want students to return to traditional schooling in September. We are working on standards to ensure their safety,” the Ministry of Education said on Twitter, referring to Piontkowski.
Classroom instruction in Poland was interrupted in mid-March due to COVID-19 and since then teachers and students have held the sessions virtually.
At the end of June, shortly before the end of the course, the schools could be reopened to children between the ages of 7 and 9, although the final decision was left to the educational centers and many decided to remain closed.
So far, Poland has confirmed 40,782 cases of coronavirus, including 1,636 deaths. This makes Poland one of the least affected European countries by the pandemic.