Mandatory self-testing for school kids to kick in on Wednesday

Ljubljana – Primary and secondary school students will start self-testing on school premises on Wednesday, the government decided on Thursday as it delayed the 15 November start by two days. Testing will be carried out three times a week, on Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays, and will count as a Covid pass for children.

The decree the government changed last evening also says that parents will have to sign a consent to allow their children to self-test at school.

Vaccinated school children and coronavirus convalescents will not be required to self-test.

The children whose parents will opt against at-school self-testing will switch to remote learning, under a decision taken by the education minister.

By self-testing at school, children will meet the PCT (reconvalescent-vaccinated-tested) rule, which is also required for extra-curricular activities, the decree says.

At-school self-testing will be carried out under the supervision of a person assigned by the head teachers.

Special needs children will also have to self-test, albeit at home.