Covid-19 School Health and Safety; Practical Implementation Plans for Schools
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When planning for the return to school, special attention must be paid to teachers who play a key role in supporting the wellbeing and development of their learners. Teachers must be prepared to support the social and emotional learning of their students, provide them with the necessary psychological first aid and implement the necessary measures for a safe return to school (e.g., physical distancing, hygiene measures). Moreover, teachers’ own well-being cannot be neglected. COVID-19 has impacted teachers, their families, and their communities in multiple ways and many experiences increased stress as a result of school closures and reopening. Work to reopen schools should be done in partnership with teachers and school management teams, building on trust in the professionalism and pedagogical practice of teachers and other education personnel.

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