Pupils in Tartu will start the school year in classrooms ({{contentCtrl.commentsTotal}})

The school year in Tartu will begin in the classroom and schools will be given the freedom to decide when to introduce coronavirus prevention measures.

In order to prevent an outbreak of the coronavirus, Tartu schools intend to disperse students and hold events in the open-air, ETV's evening news show "Aktuaalne kaamera" reported on Wednesday.

Tartu Annelinna Gymnasium, which will start the year in a new school building, will not take any measures in advance.

Director of Tartu Annelinna Gymnasium Hiie Asser said: "On September 2, we invite our students to school according to the regular timetable and will react according to the course of events. But we are ready to separate meal breaks, to set up one-way movement in the corridors and on the floors so that students do not have to come into contact with each other."

Miina Härma Gymnasium intends to open a second entrance to the school and shorten breaks. According to the school's director Ene Tannberg, the main challenge for them is the lunchtime. Currently, the plan is to have different classes go for breaks at different times.

Both Asser and Tannberg added that in the event of a possible outbreak, they are ready to introduce new measures.

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