16 March 2020 – Closed all schools and education providers

This item is sourced from COVID-19 Policy Watch co-ordinated by Policy. We are in the process of gathering further information and aligning taxonomies for these items.

Type of Intervention: Education
Sectors Involved: Physical distancing
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency:

Overview: The Dutch Government announced the closure of all childcare centres, primary and secondary schools including secondary vocational education (MBO) centres, as well as universities and higher professional education (HBO) institutions.

Schools and childcare centres remain open to children whose parents work in vital jobs like healthcare, emergency services and other essential services.

Teachers have been asked to provide online classes or distance learning and all national exams for the school year have been cancelled.
Full details here: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coroavirus-netherlands/netherlands-to-close-schools-restaurants-in-coronavirus-fight-idUSKBN2120KG