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Press release

Posted on October 1, 2020

Measures taken in response to the COVID-19 epidemic in education

In view of the evolution of the situation of the COVID-19 epidemic, the Department of Training, Youth and Culture (DFJC) has decided to replace the camps, from the 9th school year, with days activities. This decision also concerns post-compulsory education, gymnasiums and vocational schools. All these camps are therefore canceled until the end of the semester in January.

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Camps maintained in elementary school

For primary classes, from grades 1 to 8, camps remain authorized if they follow strict protection plans and if they are organized in suitable premises. Certain places of accommodation are prohibited, such as those which accommodate groups from several regions at the same time or those which have less than 2.5 square meters per person. The number of participants is also limited to two classes and their accompanying persons, ie 60 people maximum.

Replacement activities in the canton

In all cases where the camps are canceled, the goal is to replace them with at least three days of compulsory school activities and as much as possible post-compulsory in order to fulfill the important educational objectives of these outings. These days must take place primarily in the canton to support the cultural and tourist sectors.

The aim of these measures is to prevent school camps from creating new epidemic centers. Experience since the start of the year shows that the older the students, the greater the risk. A new assessment will take place in December 2020 for the remainder of the school year.

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