According to NRK, the government will change to a yellow level in upper secondary schools this week.
– We want to change traffic lights in high school from red to yellow. There must be a yellow level that makes it possible for the students to be present a lot, at the same time as we ensure infection control, says State Secretary Hallvard Hølleland (Labor) to the state channel.
Since mid-December, there has been a red level in the country’s upper secondary schools. This means that students are only allowed to be at school on certain days. The decision has met with criticism from principals, students and experts.
During Christmas in space, FHI and the Norwegian Directorate of Health recommended abolishing the red level.
“The Norwegian Directorate of Health agrees with NIPH that it should no longer be stipulated in the covid-19 regulations that there should be a red level in upper secondary schools,” the directorate wrote in its recommendation to the government on Christmas Day.
Nevertheless, the government chose to maintain the red level.
‘I started crying. I had so little desire to sit at home alone with that PC for another round. “
Should be more at school
Some of the criticism has been that there has been little infection among students in high school. In addition, they are vaccinated.
But now the government wants to soften up – to the yellow level.
“Before 14 January (Thursday), the government will make changes to the measures that apply now,” Hølleland told NRK.
According to NRK, he does not answer specifically what this will mean, but says that the students will be able to be more at school than they are today.