Return to schools and COVID-19: Information for foreigners
Due to the ongoing pandemic of coronavirus, there are new obligations and measures introduced at schools at the beginning of the school year 2020/2021.
The parent (or another legal representative of the child) will have to submit a sworn declaration stating whether the child has been outside the territory of the Slovak Republic since 17 August 2020 or whether he/she participated in a mass event and a declaration that child is not infectious. If the child was outside the territory of the Slovak Republic or participated in a mass event, parent will be obliged to monitor the health condition of the child and his relatives living in the same household. If any of them develops symptoms of respiratory disease within the next 14 days, it will be necessary to inform the attending physician by phone.
During the first two weeks of the school year, the following rules will be applicable in Slovak schools:
- all primary school students, secondary school students and high school students will be obliged to wear a facemask in the internal premises of the school outside their classrooms, with the exception of consumption of food and drinks,
- secondary school students (2nd grade) and high school students will be obliged to wear a facemask in their classrooms as well,
- primary school students (1st grade) and children in pre-school facilities will not be obliged to wear a facemask in their classrooms.