As French schools prepare a return to the classroom in two weeks, unions ask the government to make stricter the current health plan in place to prevent Covid-19 from spreading inside their establishments.
“The rules date from a time.. when we thought we would certainly be able to return back in a more normal way,” Sophie Vénétitay, teacher and Snes-FSU union representative, told France Info.
The plan was published in July, before France saw a surge in the number of new coronavirus cases.
Since then, daily tallies have tripled. The national health agency last week recorded more than 3,000 new cases several days in a row, numbers unseen since the nationwide lockdown this spring.