Self-testing for Covid-19 mandatory for pupils and teachers in Greece

Greece doctors urge cautious reopening of schools

Self-testing for Covid-19 will be mandatory for pupils and teachers when schools reopen. It also is a condition for those sitting university entrance exams in June, according to Education Ministry legislation included in a Health Ministry bill.

The return to school in April will also depend on the procedures for the supply and organisation of self-tests.

Senior Education Ministry officials Tuesday did not rule out the possibility that these protocols would be completed by the middle of next week.

Students and teachers at education faculties are reluctant to be vaccinated – according to 52% of teachers and 22% of pupils – despite having the privilege of priority vaccination.