Education Ministry: Attendance is voluntary as schools reopen after shutdown

'Anyone who doesn't want to come to school is not required to,' Education Min. Director-General Shmuel Abuav says.

Orly Harari ,

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Education Ministry Director-General Shmuel Abuav on Saturday evening said that the return to school on Sunday would be completely voluntary.

"Anyone who does not want to come to school is not required to come," he told Kan News, noting that the current situation is "unlike the mandatory education law, which places an obligation on all parents to send their children."

Earlier this week, Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu approved the opening of the education system, according to which schools and kindergartens will fully reopen other than in areas that have recently seen high levels of morbidity.

The rules of hygiene will be strictly adhered to in accordance with the Ministry of Health's instructions, which will include, among other things, the washing of hands.

Each student will present a health statement at the school entrance. Students will wear a mask in the open spaces during breaks. Students in fourth grade and above will also wear masks in the class.

During breaks, there will be a physical distance of two meters between people.