Latest information on the closure of schools and other education institutions

16 March 2020

The COVID 19 outbreak is a public health crisis quite different than anything Europe has faced for many years. As education personnel and their trade unions grapple with the outbreak, we are supporting and informing member organisations in any way we can.

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The current outbreak of COVID-19 has sparked an unprecedented health crisis worldwide. As of 16 March 2020, most countries across the European region have taken measures to restrict social interactions in an attempt to limit risks of exposure and contagion to the coronavirus. Many schools, universities, and other education institutions are required to close their doors or cancel lessons. The latest information on school closures in Europe and around the world can be found at the UNESCO webpage on schools closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic.