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An updated picture of the situation in Europe as it evolves. With the addition of a few international cases.

In what countries are schools reopening or getting ready to resume teaching in “direct” contact with students?

The answer leads to a variety of timelines, guidelines and different criteria to decide who should go back to class first. Furthermore, as one might expect, the reasoning behind the political communication about what decisions are taken, and what details are given, varies from country to country.

Therefore, a distinction must be made between the nations that have already tried reopening schools (how they did it, what outcomes they achieved and what reactions they spurred); those that are about to reopen according to detailed plans or, at least, well defined guidelines; those that have announced the intention to reopen, with varying degrees of information on how they will actually go about it; and, finally, those that are not reopening for the time being.

According to the information we have gathered, which is as accurate as possible but does not claim to be scientifically rigorous or complete, we have tried to paint a picture of the situation in Europe as it evolves (with the addition of a few international cases).

Download the PDF below. Updated on 14 May (in English)