Due to the coronavirus pandemic, both basic education schools and diverse courses and colleges have their doors closed so that the virus does not spread.
However, many government officials hope that, by 2021, educational institutions will be able to offer face-to-face classes again, even though most people have not yet received the vaccine.
It is clear that, for this to be possible, all people involved in Education will have to adapt to new forms of coexistence and educational establishments are already evaluating all the changes to receive students in greater volume.
Next, find out about some of the main adaptations that the Education sector will need to make so that the pandemic does not become out of control in its schools, courses and colleges.
Promote air circulation as much as possible
This measure, in fact, comes from before the coronavirus pandemic: every shared space must have enough air circulation to prevent transmissions of all types of viral diseases.
Therefore, schools will need to provide more fans, for example, in addition to keeping all doors and windows open for as long as possible.
It is worth noting that air conditioning cannot be seen as a solution to leave the airy environment because it ends up harboring the coronavirus and causing it to spread even more.
The biggest challenge tends to be in the winter period: if the vaccination against COVID-19 has not occurred by this season, students and professionals will have to double their clothing.
No sharing anything
Those who work with students know that they often share water bottles, for example: for them, passing the shirt through the mouth of a bottle is enough.
However, this practice will be banned in the midst of the society that lives the coronavirus pandemic. Educational institutions will have to communicate to parents and students themselves that water bottles, for example, will need to be individual.
It will be indispensable that the teacher and other professionals pay attention to scold any students who are sharing objects for personal use.
Monitoring any sick person
Normally, schools do not pay attention to students who cough or sneeze, unless they are ill.
However, in a pandemic world, both students and professionals who give evidence that they are not 100% healthy should receive follow-up to ensure that it is not a coronavirus contamination.
It is expected that those who have a lot of cough, for example, will be instructed to take a test and that they will have to stay at home until they are sure that it is just a common flu, an allergy, etc.
One of the main problems will be the embarrassment and fear that anyone will have to sneeze because of a rhinitis attack or having an episode of allergic cough. However, care to avoid coronavirus circulation in schools will have to overcome the constraint.
Institutions that are already receiving some students for tutoring activities are strict when it comes to ensuring that everyone is wearing a mask, including their staff.
For 2021, when face-to-face classes really happen again, nobody in the school environment should be without a mask and that includes Physical Education and recess classes.
When students are eating, they will be able to remove the mask, but without approaching their colleagues or any employee.
Teachers will also have to keep their masks on, even when explaining.
Alcohol in gel
No educational institution can run out of gel alcohol on its premises. Therefore, the hand sanitizer should be available to all students, professionals and anyone entering the school for any reason.
The most recommended is that the institution try to offer the totem pole, where the person simply uses the foot to trigger the release of gel alcohol.
More than leaving totems or alcohol gel bottles available, it will be essential to reinforce to students that they should always use the sanitizer before eating, after changing masks and in other situations.