The education centres have been closed since mid-March when the COVID-19 pandemic began sweeping across the globe.

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After being forced to close back in mid-March as the coronavirus pandemic swept across the globe, the schools of Xàbia have finally begun to re-open their doors this week. The return began on Monday and will continue throughout the week in practically all the educational centres which will be following all the necessary health protocols to ensure the safety of the students.

Facemasks will be mandatory and body temperatures will be taken at the entrance to the school whilst entry hours will be staggered and entrances zoned to avoid crowding. In addition, there will be small changes to the school’s daily routine, such as social bubbles for the younger children, shifts created for play time, dining room service in the classroom and the use of all available spaces in the education centre to provide split classrooms.

Parents have also been obliged to sign a commitment not to send their children to school if they show any symptoms which are indicative of possible infection of COVID-19.

However, amidst all the uncertainty and new health safety measures, going back to school also had its more typical reactions with plenty of nerves combined with a great enthusiasm to meet with their classmates again after six months.

Mayor José Chulvi and councillor Montse Villaverde (Education) didn’t want to miss out on their traditional visits to one of the education centres at the beginning of the school year and watched as the students of CEIP Trenc d’Alba returned to school.

SOURCE: Press Release – Ayuntamiento de Xàbia

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