Kindergartens, primary schools and all levels and types of high schools will reopen for in-person classes next Monday, May 10, with mandatory self-tests available in pharmacies free of charge from Wednesday, the education ministry announced.
The second weekly test required by members of school communities (teachers, pupils, administrative staff) will be available to pick up on Monday, May 10.
According to an education ministry announcement, all schools have been given guidelines on how to help pupils to adjust to a return to in-person classes, prepared by experts at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA) Psychology department, as well as instructions on determining the degree that pupils have absorbed the syllabus and other tips.
Authorities will decide for the reopening of nurseries at a later point, probably next week.
According to state broadcaster ERT, epidemiologists have also recommended the reopening of tutorial schools (frontistiria) for lyceum and high gymnasium grades as of next week.
Kindergartens, primary and secondary education schools have been closed for in-person classes since beginning of November 2020. Pupils and students attended online classes. The three grades of Lyceums opened again in mid-April.