Students went back to school today. | T.Ayuga

The return to school today in the Balearic Islands will be fully face-to-face at all educational levels. Thus, and in order to guarantee full attendance, in addition to maintaining the prevention measures in force during this academic year, new measures have been adopted.

Among the new measures adopted the distance in classrooms will be increased, when possible, to 1.5 metres, it has been recommended to take the temperature of any person entering educational centres, it must register below 37.5 °C to gain access, and not to hold face-to-face meetings whenever possible. Extracurricular activities with overnight stays are also forbidden, except those included in the Erasmus+ programme. It has been recommended the FFP2 or KN95 masks are used by teaching staff of infants and special education.

In addition to all this, the measures that were previously in place are maintained, such as that all classrooms and meeting spaces must have CO2 meters, establishing that a maximum of 880 ppm can be reached when HEPA filters are not used or 1,000 ppm when properly sized HEPA filters are used.

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