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6. Education and Training

6.10 Current debates and reforms

Last update: 1 February 2024

Forthcoming policy developments


New school year and Covid-19: the new health protocol in primary and secondary schools.

In the context of the health crisis, the Ministry of National Education wished to give priority to face-to-face teaching, while limiting the spread of the virus in schools and educational establishments. A new health protocol for the 2021-2022 school year was made public in the summer 2021. This protocol provides for a scale of measures according to the epidemic situation.

A four-level scale has been created:

  • level 1 / green level;
  • level 2 / yellow level;
  • level 3 / orange level;
  • level 4 / red level.

The applicable level is established according to the epidemic situation. The level 2 has been applied for the 2021 school year (except in Overseas territories).



Ongoing debates

No ongoing debates.