Accommodations made for students with disabilities or other health conditions

Accommodations made for students with disabilities or other health conditions

Children across the island of Nevis will have to adapt to a new normal due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, once the new 2020/2021 academic year commences.

 

The academic year commences on September 7th, but students are to report back to their schools on Sep. 9th. This includes children with pre-existing health conditions and disabilities.

 

According to the new Statutory Rules and Orders Emergency Powers (COVID-19) No.14 Regulations: Section 8; subsection 2: “A person shall not be required to wear a mask, if he or she suffers with a disability, cognitive impairment, dementia, asthma, chronic obstructive lung disease or other similar health condition.”

 

However, how prepared are the schools in guiding these students to adapt to the COVID-19 protocols and monitor their health conditions during school hours?

 

Principal Education Officer, Ms. Zahnela Claxton, explains:

 

 

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