When it comes to sending children safely back to school, both educators and parents need access to the right information to guide decision-making. Here you will access resources aimed at ensuring every child’s health and wellbeing in the context of COVID-19, and managing the ripple effects their return to school may have on their families and communities.
COVID-19 Webinar: Sending your children safely back to school
On 3 June 2020, Discovery hosted a free, live webinar featuring five specialists in the fields of education and child physical and mental health. The discussion was facilitated by Carte Blanche journalist and presenter, Claire Mawisa. Watch it here and gain fundamental insights from top minds to guide you in every decision around sending children safely back to school.
Information for parents
Part 1: Prof. Refiloe Masekela
Part 2: Prof Mary Metcalfe
Part 3: Joseph Gerassi
Part 4: Dr Gloria Marsay
Part 5: Dr Deepak Patel
South African Paediatric Association (SAPA) position statement: Return of South African school children
SAPA supports the government’s position that children should return to school on 1 June 2020. There is substantial evidence that supports recommendations.
Joint Media Statement by Education Teacher Unions and National Governing Body Associations on the Readiness of Schools to open
Meeting held 28 May 2020 to consider and discuss the state of readiness of schools to re-open on 1 June 2020 as announced by the Minister of Basic Education.