Minister: School Year Starts on Monday with No Particular COVID Rules

By 1 September 2022

ZAGREB, 1 September, 2022 - Education Minister Radovan Fuchs said on Thursday that the new school year would start on 5 September without any particular COVID rules, after the past two school years started with COVID protocols in place.

He said that there was no need to switch to online teaching and expressed hope that this would stay so during the whole school year.

"If the epidemiological situation worsens, we will respond in a timely manner," the minister said before today's meeting of the government.

Asked by the press about announcements by bus operators that they would discontinue bus services in communities where there were not enough children, the minister said that the government would make a relevant decision on subventions for the transport system for school-age children.

Primary school children are entitled to free transportation, he noted explaining that the organisation of transport is within the remit of county authorities, while the government ensures funds for those purposes.