Advocacy Statement

Guidance on the use of schools for Covid-19 related purposes

Published by
Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)
Published
Topic(s)
Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Emergency - Health
School Management - Safe Schools and Learning Environments
Protection

The third objective for NRC’s global response to Covid-19 entails continuing access to essential services, including education. As thousands of schools, learning centres and universities across the globe are closed in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, some of these temporarily empty structures might be proposed for use as treatment centres, to provide housing for people affected by the virus, as distribution/storage centres etc. NRC will work with educational authorities and partners to minimise disruption to schooling.

The IASC-endorsed Guidance for COVID-19 Prevention and Control in Schools is clear that the use of schools for Covid-19 related purposes should be avoided.