The Education Ministry is "ready for the new school year"

Slovak schools will follow a new warning system.

The Education Ministry presents new anti-coronavirus guidelines for schools ahead of a new school year on August 18, 2020. The Education Ministry presents new anti-coronavirus guidelines for schools ahead of a new school year on August 18, 2020. (Source: TASR)

“We're ready for a new school year,” Education Minister Branislav Gröhling (SaS) announced on August 18 when presenting how the start to the school year would look.

All schools will open in September, following new basic guidelines on how to operate during the pandemic.

“The school year starts on September 2 and all children are obliged to attend,” the minister said.

Green, orange, then red

Despite no detailed information sent out to schools yet, it is now clear that schools will follow a so-called semaphore warning system.

The rest of this article is premium content at Spectator.sk
Subscribe now for full access

I already have subscription - Sign in

Subscription provides you with:
  • Immediate access to all locked articles (premium content) on Spectator.sk
  • Special weekly news summary + an audio recording with a weekly news summary to listen to at your convenience (received on a weekly basis directly to your e-mail)
  • PDF version of the latest issue of our newspaper, The Slovak Spectator, emailed directly to you
  • Access to all premium content on Sme.sk and Korzar.sk

Get daily Slovak news directly to your inbox

Top stories

News digest: Pilot testing deemed successful

Coronavirus affects bus connections, gastronomy businesses send an open letter to the prime minister. Take a look at the latest in our news digest.

PM Igor Matovič presents the results of the pilot nationwide testing on October 26.

Slovakia orders a curfew and embarks on its COVID experiment

High turnout in testing in four northern districts, decision awaited on extending the project to the nation. Prison for a prominent prosecutor and parliament's speaker injured.

Waiting for the results of COVID tests during the pilot phase of the nationwide testing in the town of Nižná in Orava, northern Slovakia.

No balanced budget for next three years, this time due to COVID-19

2021-2023 general government budgets lack consolidation measures.

Finance Minister Eduard Heger