Dear members

This week’s Covid-19 communication covers:

  1. New update as of 11.05.20
  2. Links to previous advice.

As ever the update is issued by BSA in conjunction with our partners BAISIS and ISC. BSA reminds all schools that it is not a medical, statutory or legal authority and any advice is given on that basis.

A.1: What has changed
Countries across the world continue to ease lockdown measures, although with some degree of caution. There was initial concern in Germany for example that the easing had led to a spike in the “R” infection rate, and other countries such as Singapore and South Korea are also concerned about a second wave.  

UNESCO reports that 168 countries still have country-wide school closures, although the number with localised reopening arrangements is growing. In Europe, this now includes Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Switzerland and Austria, although each country is taking a different route towards more normal operations. In Asia, things remain very cautious, with a further reopening in China and Vietnam, but with schools in most other countries remaining closed.

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