The second survey on the safe reopening of schools is now closed and results are being analysed. The aim of the survey is to gather the experiences and opinions of education and health professionals about the processes in place in their countries and territories to reopen schools safely during the COVID-19 pandemic, and to keep them open.
We want to continue to form a bridge between the scientific data and the needs of people who are implementing national guidance and feeling the impact of the ongoing pandemic in schools and the surrounding communities. It will reflect on intersectoral working to date, and recommendations for moving forward.
The survey explores the public health measures that have been put in place in schools; communication of guidance at national and/or local level, and the facilitators or barriers to safe reopening. It is a follow-up of the survey which was conducted in May/June 2020.
The survey is conducted by the UNESCO Chair and WHO Collaborating Center in Global Health & Education with the support of its consortium partners from ASCD, CHAIN, Education International, EUPHA Child and Adolescent Public Health, EUPHA Health Promotion, GCU London, IAAH and their Young Professionals’ Network, IUHPE, NCD Child, UCA and the SHE Network.
Researchers from the following Universities and organisations are contributing to the research:
- Clermont Auvergne University, France
- GCU London, UK
- Leuphana University, Germany
- State University of São Paulo (UNESP), Brazil
- Swiss Public Health Doctors Society, Switzerland
- University of Huddersfield, UK
- University of Minho (CIEC research centre), Portugal
- University of Rovuma, Nampula, Mozambique
- Young People’s Health Special Interest Group of the UK Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (YPHSIG) (UK)