In view of the increasing number of corona infections due to the Omicron variant, compulsory attendance at Berlin schools has been temporarily suspended.
Berlin – In view of the increasing number of corona infections due to the omicron variant, compulsory attendance at Berlin schools has been suspended for the time being. From Tuesday, parents can decide for themselves whether their child goes to school or works and learns at home on tasks and projects, as Senator for Education Astrid-Sabine Busse (SPD) announced on Monday. This initially applies until the end of February.
Face-to-face teaching remains the “regular form”, it said in a statement from the education administration. “Schools will make learning opportunities available to all students as far as possible. If parents decide against the presence of their child in the school, the school must be informed immediately and informally in writing. (dpa)