Framework for Reopening Schools

Published by
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Office (UNESCO)
World Bank
World Food Programme (WFP)
Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Emergency - Health
School Management

Across countries leaders are grappling with difficult and uncertain trade-offs as they consider easing lockdowns. This framework serves to inform the decision-making process on when to reopen schools, support national preparations and guide the implementation process, as part of the overall public health and education planning processes. Contextualization and continuous adaptation are necessary in order to respond to local conditions and meet each child’s learning, health and safety needs.