In Romania, nurseries, schools and universities will not open again in the 2019-2020 school year, except for the final years of primary and secondary school. The announcement was made on 27 April by the Romanian President Klaus Iohannis.
The students’ placement in schools and their final evaluations will be determined based on their activity until 11 March, so the current school year will not be “frozen”.
Students in their final year of primary and secondary education will return to school between 2 and 12 June to prepare for their national examinations.
Although these will be organised as initially planned – from 15 to 18 June for the national standard tests and 9 to 24 June for the baccalaureate, they will take place following strict social distancing rules.
These include: a maximum of ten pupils in a classroom; they will stay in the room for between two and three hours; they will remain apart from one another; the temperature of everyone – students and teachers – coming into the school will be measured; entrances and exits will be separated; and the premises will be disinfected.
The schools will reopen for all pupils from 14 September.