The ANPE union has asked the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports to start online teaching in the educational centers of Ciudad Real due to the polar cold storm and the rebound in cases of coronavirus in several locations in the province.
In a press release, the union stated that “from the beginning of the course we have opted for face-to-face education, since it has been proven that it is the one that truly works, but due to the complicated situation that we are experiencing during these days in all our country, we demand that the educational Administration return to school from Wednesday the 13th in online mode until the meteorological and health incidents remit to ensure the health of our students and teachers “.
In the first place, he has stated that the anticovid protocol requires constant cross ventilation in classrooms to minimize the risk of contagion, which means having the windows open during all classes.
During the first term of the academic year, these indications have been developed despite the complaints of students, teachers and parents about the cold in the classes, however “the situation has changed in this second term since the arrival of this storm cold and snow will make it considerably difficult to teach in person “, he pointed out
Here, he recalled that according to the State Meteorological Agency (Aemet) this week minimums of -12 ºC and maximums of 6 ºC are expected in the province of Ciudad Real, which “suggests that the temperature of the classrooms is not going to be adequate to carry out the usual classroom activity if ventilation must continue constant in the classrooms “.
In addition, ANPE has highlighted the increase in positives due to the pandemic in several towns in the province during the Christmas period, “a rebound that has led to the perimeter confinement of the municipalities in the area of influence of the Manzanares Integrated Care Management (GAI) “, has specified.
Finally, he added that the Ministry has launched a Digitization Plan in the region with a high investment that “now can be used to teach online classes.”