The Serbian government pandemic crisis response team said on Tuesday that schools would resume regular classes on September 1.
Education Minister Branko Ruzic told a news conference after the meeting that classes in elementary and high schools would continue normally, that the children would no longer be divided into groups and that classes would last 45 minutes as they always have. “We feel that is the healthiest approach to education but that does not mean that we believe that the previous year was not of quality because we did our best for the children,” he said.
The minister said that local communities will decide on changes if the number of people who contract the coronavirus increases. “There are three possible models and they all depend on the number of people vaccinated, the number of people infected and tested and the measures implemented by schools,” Ruzic said.
The number of new coronavirus cases has been rising constantly over the past few days in Serbia, reaching more than 2,200 on Tuesday according to official figures.