In its negotiations today, 29 April, the Government decided to lift the restrictions on early childhood education and care and those on primary and lower secondary education on the basis of an assessment by the health authorities. Contact teaching in early childhood education and care as well as primary and lower secondary education will resume on 14 May in a controlled manner and with care for safety. After that distance education can´t be arranged.
The Ministry of Education and Culture and the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare have drawn up guidelines and instructions on the arrangements for returning to early childhood education and care and to primary and lower secondary education.
The Government will discuss the restrictions on upper secondary education and higher education later.
Pupils and guardians will receive more information from the school through Wilma-application later on. Children in early childhood education will get more information from their units.