Teachers want more clarity from Covid authorities

07.11.2021 - 16:21
Teachers want more clarity from Covid authorities
The Covid situation has thrown the school system into disarray, says Teachers’ Association
Jacob Eli Olsen, chairman of the Teachers’ Association, is calling for more clarity from the authorities during the new Covid wave

Confusion reigns in schools across the country.

Last week, the Argjahamar school in Argir and the Fossanes school in Norðdepil shut down, and parts of Klaksvík’s Skúlatrøð school has been partially closed for two weeks.

Other schools remain open, but teachers across the country describe the situation as highly confusing, says Jacob Eli Olsen, chairman of the Teachers’ Association. 

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“It is almost impossible to maintain any structure in our schools these days,” he says.

“Teachers show up to work and half the class is missing. Some pupils are receiving online teaching and some are in the classroom. There is simply no way for teachers to deliver consistent teaching.”

He is urging the authorities to issue clearer guidelines on how schools should deal with this new situation.

“Should we move over to online teaching across the board for a few weeks? Should we split up the younger year groups to allow for the necessary distancing? We need clearer signals here and now.”

Twenty-nine new Covid cases

Yesterday’s 2,343 Covid tests resulted in 29 positive cases, reports corona.fo.

All have been notified by the health authorities, and extensive contact tracing is underway.

There are currently 682 active Covid-19 cases in the country, and six people are receiving hospital treatment for Covid.

The daily numbers of positive tests over the past week have been as follows: 67, 76, 85, 111, 55, 48 and 29.

 >> SEE ALSO Minister urges everyone to get vaccinated

According to the latest vaccination figures on corona.fo, updated today, 90.0 percent of the 12+ population have received the first shot of the vaccine, 85.4 percent the second and 2.8 percent have received a third booster shot.

Plenty of vaccine doses are available to everyone aged 12 and over. Click here to book your vaccination appointment.

Those requiring assistance with filling in the forms can call 304545 on weekdays between 2pm and 4pm.


For further information about Covid-19 in the Faroes, visit corona.fo.

Read the Faroese version of this article here.

More Faroese News in English. (The 'News in English' button on kvf.fo has been removed due to a redesign of the website. It should return shortly.) 


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