Frequently Asked Questions



Response Levels Identified by Bavaria
 

   Level 1
       Individual suspected or confirmed COVID-19 cases within a class or within an individual school.
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  • Temporary suspension of classroom instruction in suspected cases in the class(es) concerned and possibly the entire school until the test results are available
  • Affected class(es)/learning groups and possibly the entire school, move to Distance Learning
  • Rapid testing of those affected 
  • If a confirmed case of COVID-19 occurs in a class or learning group, the entire class or learning group will be tested for SARS-CoV-2 and excluded from class for 14 days

   Level 2
       Seven day incidence >20 per 100,000 inhabitants
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  • Obligation to wear a suitable mouth-nose cover for students also in their seats (removal only when speaking)
  • Alternatively, a minimum distance of 1.5 metres between students in the classroom, where this is spatially possible
  • If a confirmed case of COVID-19 occurs in a class or learning group, the entire class or learning group is tested for SARS-CoV-2 and excluded from class for 14 days

   Level 3
       Seven day incidence >35 per 100,000 inhabitants
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  • Reintroduction of the minimum distance of 1.5 metres between students
  • Temporary division of the classes and weekly or daily rotation of student groups in onsite and Distance Learning

   Level 4
       Seven day incidence >50 per 100,000 inhabitants
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  • Temporary termination of onsite attendance at all schools in the respective district
  • Conversion to Distance Learning

*In the event of a nationwide second wave, stages 2, 3 and 4 of the above procedure may also be implemented for the whole of Bavaria, depending upon the intensity of the infection.