The Public Health Commission, made up of representatives of the Ministry of Health and the Autonomous Communities, on Friday not to quarantine the entire classroom when there are up to 4 positive infected children, or less than 20 percent of the students, with the objective of guaranteeing presence in classrooms.

Quarantine is now recommended for the entire group whenever there are 5 or more cases of active infection in a classroom or 20% or more of the students in the class are affected in a period equal to or less than 7 days, according to the Ministry of Health.

This department points out that the Commission has approved an Adaptation of the Prevention Measures against COVID-19 in educational centres and of the Guide to Action before the Appearance of Cases of COVID-19 in educational centres.

“The marked changes are aimed at guaranteeing and promoting attendance as much as possible at all educational levels, reinforcing compliance with prevention measures. This change is adapted to the current pandemic situation, it also reflects the important advance of vaccination in all age groups and takes into account that school environments have proven throughout the pandemic to be safe environments in terms of virus transmission,” the statement reads.