All students – including those who have been vaccinated and those who have recovered – have to take a corona test (including at least one PCR test) three times a week. In addition, teachers and students at the upper levels throughout Austria must also wear an FFP2 mask in class. “The school will open on Monday – with the exception of Vienna and Lower Austria because of the state holiday,” said Education Minister Heinz Faßmann (ÖVP). As a separate control circuit, like the universities, it is excluded from the general measures for unvaccinated people. The idea behind this is that, in terms of the idea, school for children is comparable to work for adults.
After these two weeks, i.e. from November 29th, PCR tests will be carried out in schools across Austria at least twice a week. This is currently only the case in Vienna. “We are transferring the Vienna model to all of Austria,” said Faßmann. “It’s a huge effort, because it has to work that the schools get the test results on time.”
From November 29th, the vaccinated and recovered pupils no longer have to test mandatory (but can do so voluntarily). From this point on, there will also be two weekly PCR tests for teachers at the school – for those who have been vaccinated as an offer, for those who have not been vaccinated as an obligation.
Also important for students away from school: the lockdown regulations do not apply to children up to the age of twelve. For children between the ages of twelve and 15, the ninja pass is equivalent to 2G proof. With a pass that has been completely filled out for this week, unvaccinated students can also visit bars, club sports and the like at the weekend. However, federal states (or associations) can set stricter rules.
The regulations of the general Covid-19 regulations do not apply to the school sector. It is replaced by its own Covid 19 school ordinance. This means that even unvaccinated students can continue to go to school (if their respective test is negative). (APA)