Primary and high schools to open again next Monday โ€” universities remain closed

After sending school children a week earlier into the Christmas holiday, the Dutch cabinet has decided today to re-open primary and high schools next Monday. ๐ŸŽ’

The Dutch Outbreak Management Team (OMT) has approved the decision, highlighting the importance of education for young children (and maybe some quiet time for their parents? ๐Ÿ˜‚)

Universities and other higher education facilities, however, will have to remain closed until new lockdown measures are announced on January 14, reports the NOS.

In fear of Omicron

The Dutch government decided to close schools earlier for Christmas because of uncertainties regarding the new Omicron variant.

Despite a downward trend in infections over the last couple of weeks, numbers are especially high amongst younger children who don’t keep their distance from one another.

What do you think of this decision? Tell us in the comments!

Feature Image: FamVeldmann/Depositphotos

Cara Rรคker ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช
Cara moved to the Netherlands at fifteen and she is here to stay! After all, there is so much to love about it, except maybe the bread (as every German will tell you). Next to finishing up her bachelor's degree in European politics (dry), Cara loves to do yoga, swim, and cook delicious veggie food.


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